Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/06/2018 - 8:22pm

Placing zirconia restorations is a solid part of my clinical treatments.  This case review defines the primary reasons for choosing zirconia over other incredible materials.  Link to view series on Channel 12.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/07/2018 - 6:56am

This video is my quadrant design strategy when preparing three posterior teeth including the distal occlusal stop (usually second molar).  The current version of the CEREC software is performing well. When designing multiple teeth, setting the proximal contacts size and alignment to the occlusal plane will expedite the design process and final restorative outcome.  Link to Video

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 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 12/11/2017 - 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

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/26/2017 - 12:56pm

With all the new zirconia brands entering the market, it will be imperative to know the brand and particular strength metrics.  Prep design and reduction indications will be all over the board based on the zirconia translucency and flexural strength.  For the more conservatively prepared restoration, the zirconia used will need a flexural strength greater than 1000 MPa.  This video will address  the prepping metrics and protocols for the high strength zirconia brands.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/21/2017 - 10:37pm

Open Scan Export License (STL Export for Chairside Software

Can I export STL files from CEREC Chairside Software?

CEREC/Ortho/Sirona Connect - With the release of CEREC 4.5, Sirona Connect 4.5 and CEREC Ortho 1.2 softwares, Dentsply Sirona has also introduced an Open Scan Export License which enables users to export STL files from the chairside software.

Environment: CEREC Chairside 4.5 and higher/Sirona Connect 4.5 and higher/CEREC Ortho 1.2 and higher


Chairside Software Versions which can export the Open Scan STL are listed below.  The applicable license must be activated on the License Drive

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/11/2017 - 7:28pm

Some of you are starting to receive the 4.50 software update.  Make sure to update to the latest patch 4.51.  If you have one of the latest towers, your system should perform well with this CEREC software update.  If not, the system may need a few hardware tweaks until it is operating well with this version of the software.  One of my most appreciated assets in the 4.5+ software is margin clarity.  Has been significantly improved and easier to identify the margins.  The linked video will demonstrate the latest in finding and drawing margins.  I call it the emotional restorative peace factor.  Margins are one of my things that make my day

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/31/2017 - 10:12am

With the current milling algorithms and bur options, we can mail “pressable” mills. This video documents my optimal milling techniques. View Video