Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/13/2020 - 9:46pm

2020 will be a year of growth and excitement at the Klim Institute online CEREC training.  We have an evolving software and will see several new applications that will provide a full range of care options for our patients.  As exciting...new materials entering our CAD/CAM market this year.  

I am most impressed with MiYO, a liquid ceramic that is painted on our ceramics like a stain and glaze.  The results are magical.  This will bring our chairside aesthetics applications to a whole new level not yet experienced in our industry.

The Klim Institute Online will be adding two new channels this year... Full Mouth with CEREC and

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/16/2019 - 8:34pm

For posterior e.max restorations, spray glaze is one of the most effective ways to achieve an excellent luster finish. This video will walk through my spray glaze application technique for posterior e.max.  For anterior teeth, I tend to apply brush-on glaze for more micro-surface texture control.

Make sure your whole team views this video, it is excellent for training and standardizing the e.max finishing workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/15/2019 - 3:01pm

Brush-on IPS Crystall glaze tutorial for all e.max glaze firing cycles and avoid glaze bubbling and surface glaze firing pits.  This is precisely the posterior e.max glaze/stain technique I use in my clinical theater.

 Make sure your whole team views this video, it is excellent for training and standardizing the e.max finishing workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/13/2019 - 12:55pm

This tutorial is the first part of the stain & glaze trilogy series for the Ivoclar rapid e.max firing cycle (and it works for all the e.max firing cycles).  Once the restoration is milled, the e.max posterior restoration is efficiently shaped for morphological refinement, surface texture, and surface finish using the Dr. James Klim Meisinger JK03 Lab bur kit specially designed for CEREC users. 

This video will show the burs and polishing workflow I use preparing e.max for either brush-on or spray glaze  Make sure your whole team views this video, it is excellent for training and standardizing the e.max finishing workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/29/2019 - 1:19pm

This video will convey my three primary software design steps for posterior "bread & butter" CEREC dentistry. Software design efficiency is set up first and foremost with two preparation factors and capturing a compressed PDL bite registration.  My design efficiency will be determined by my design sequencing and selecting the tools that provide fast and purposeful desired design modifications.

This video is applicable for CEREC software versions 4.52, 4.61 and the lastest Primescan.  The workflow is the same for both Omnicam and Primescan users.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/22/2019 - 12:03pm

The Model Phase Screen tasks are automated, and working well in the current version of the software.  There are still a few checks and balances that I work through to assure occlusal and fit success.  This video is a must for viewing and is applicable for current Omnicam and Primescan users.


Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/17/2019 - 9:30pm

What is the best way to clean-out cement when there is a crown or cement delamination?  This video will document the furance temperature and effective way to clean-out cement and avoiding damaging the ceramic.  This technique is also an excellent way to denature cement when needing to separate and remove the TiBase from an abutment or one-piece crown/abutment restoration if the color needs further enhancing.

Use a resting temperature of 550. Just close the furance cover at 550 P3 without activating P3 cycle.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/12/2019 - 9:11pm

Buffering anesthetic and Articaine have been a huge asset in my clinical theater.  The Articaine/bicarbonate combo provides profound anesthesia, rapid onset, and is very comfortable for the patient.  This video will speak to a basic anesthetic strategy I use for lower first and second molars.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/04/2019 - 9:29pm

Setting up the CEREC software for a seamless smooth design flow is defined by two preparation factors.  This video will convey my take on prepping for success and is the core of my CEREC clinical success. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/20/2019 - 9:30pm

This video documents my very first imaging step to achieve predictable occlusion with our milled restorations and avoiding high occlusion (technique applicable to Omnicam and Primescan users).  As a dental clinician, I am so grateful for digital technology and excited about what the Primescan by Dentsply Sirona will provide in accuracy and ease of imaging.

  • Primescan
  • Taking a predicable bite registration (PDL bite compression bite)
  • Quadrant scanning stategies