Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/10/2018 - 5:37pm

Omnicam interproximal and posterior distal axial surfaces are often difficult to capture when there is a limited oral access.  My secret to this dilemma is removing the reflection on the distal vertical surfaces.  This video will review the technique I use for very successful imaging.

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Materials:

  • Optispray (Dentsply/Sirona)
  • Optra Gate (

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/25/2018 - 6:37am

This case review will emphasize the CEREC software flow for an anterior cantilever bridge. There are times a cantilever anterior bridge works out the best for the case.  This is one of those case reviews.  In fact, zirconia was required due to a more conservative preparation needed on the abutment canine. View Video

Materials Used

  • inCoris TZI C A2
  • Zircad LT Colouring Liquid (green infiltration)
  • Ivocolor glaze and colors
  • Fuji Plus resin glass ionomer cement

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/12/2018 - 2:13pm

Choosing the right e.max block shade for e.max ceramic restorations can be uncertain.  Well, Ivoclar has solved this dilemma by introducing the IPS e.max Navigation App.  I have found the App recommended ceramic shade color to be right on.  I have modified one measurement though.  Choose ceramic thickness at the incisal or cusp location of the preparation. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/03/2018 - 10:24pm

Finally found a need for the Adjust Morphology feature and create a 3rd premolar rather than molar.  This feature is handy when there is not enough room for a molar morphological design due to mesial drift of distal tooth, a molar in this case, into the mesial edentulous zone.   This video tutorial will also be a unique demonstration for designing two side-by-side implants.  In this case Implant Direct Inactive 3.7 and 4.3 implants where placed using the "crown-down" technique and placed with a guide.  Virtually planned and guided implant placement can take a difficult implant and restorative situation and provide a very

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/05/2018 - 8:35pm

When is the best time to edit the model? It is necessary to cut away soft tissue and reflective artifacts in the Acquisition screen.  This video will review my method of effective and efficient model editing.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/10/2018 - 10:41am

View the videos in this educational series—complete the CE questionnaire following the last video and you will then be promted to download your AGD verifications credit. Enjoy this series about tool efficiency. View Course

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/17/2017 - 9:45pm

Bite registration strategy for preserving temporomandibular joint position when preparing a full quadrant including the second molar. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/13/2017 - 10:58am

Case Reviews are provide for those cases uploaded to the Ask Dr. Klim Forum.  This case is a review and demonstrates the principles about soft tissue implant emergence for anterior implant (thin tissue biotype). View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/11/2017 - 10:43pm

With the current version of the CEREC software, the most effective scanning sequence for implant applications is scan the quadrant with or without the healing collar in the Quadrant catalogue for the particular arch being treated.  The Scanbody catalogue is now used to capture the ScanPost scan.  No copying the catalogue over and cutout feature for the ScanPost.  Just a new Scanbody catalogue.  Very smooth process and has expedited the scanning process. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/23/2017 - 5:49pm

When we make a focused effort in the design screen to make each stroke of the mouse count, we will become efficient and before you know it, your design speed will significantly increase.  This tutorial will introduce my three basic design steps I go through to accomplish each design step in a very efficient timeline. View Video