Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/16/2019 - 7:03am

One of the features in CEREC I appreciate the most is designing and creating customized abutment/crown one or two piece restorations.  CEREC 4.52 has been a smooth acquisition, design, and production process for implant restorations. Have been very pleased!  One hassle for implant/abutment in CEREC 4.6 has been minimal thickness defaults and not being able to modify the metric settings for unique implant design and milled cases.  As a result, some cases cannot be milled.  This hassle in 4.6 has been frustrating for me. However, I did keep 4.52 on my system which has been seamless for implant design and production.  So my go-to CEREC

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/15/2019 - 9:37am

Welcome to the Klim Institute CADStar.tv online education and training.  We are privileged to serve you with our online educational campus.  We are viewed in over 150 countries.  This number demonstrates how committed we are to providing quality, timely, and meaningful online content.  We invite you to ask questions and respond with your comments either on our Ask Dr. Klim Forum, Message feature for member communication, and encouraging comments below every video.  We upload new content videos each week that stay current with digital technology and related products and respond to asked questions.  We are also growing our online CE.  The

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/10/2019 - 11:59am

One way to streamline the software design flow is applying a few shortcut keys and mouse tool design actions.  This video will show and demonstrate my favored ones. 

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/08/2019 - 1:21pm

 There is now a sprue location preset in the CEREC software that provides default time savings.  In Configurations under Settings, the software allows the user to preset sprue location preference for veneer, anterior crowns, premolars, and molar.  I do appreciate this.  In the heat of the day with a busy schedule, sprue location can easily be overlooked before the mill.  If the sprue location can be placed other than a proximal surface, significant time will be saved, and the user can count on the restorations proximal contacts fitting well without adjustings.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/04/2019 - 10:57am

My main inspiration for tooth artistry is my mom.  The beauty of a sunset, ocean side theater, or a smile taps the connecting side of our brain and brands an emotional connection.  When entering a smile enhancement with a client, it is the emotional side of the experience for the client that positively closes the case for them.  Understanding how emotional closure works will impact how we walk a patient through the smile process and make the experience win-win for all.  This video is the introduction to a new series that I will be presenting on the kliminstitute.com online training on how to walk through the emotional and clinical side of

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/31/2018 - 7:41pm

This lesson will take you through the various upgrade features for CEREC 4.6 and clinical pearls for clinical success with CEREC.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/27/2018 - 1:08pm

The Omnicam and CEREC Software is an exceptional system.  Being able to capture efficient accurate digital information will streamline the software design flow, assure well fitting and well-formed restorations, and elevate our CAD/CAM satisfaction.  This video will convey my clinical practice and comments about whether there is a need for powder/anti-reflection practices in the current CEREC clinical world.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/24/2018 - 8:56pm

This video is a response to an email question I received about zirconia breaking during and after processing.  "I've recently had zirconia crowns that have cracks or are broken, some during milling and some after sintering. Have you seen this and what do you think is the cause?"

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Is the zirconia considered a 3Y,

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/18/2018 - 8:52pm

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The one CEREC appointment is a significant benefit.  For larger cases, I prefer two appointments to optimize my chairside schedule and provide a better climate for ceramic processing and fine-tuning.  

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/09/2018 - 9:34pm

Occlusal Offset will impact material thickness milled and occlusal calibration.  This video will discuss how to arrive at an Occlusal Offset that is properly calibrated for your CEREC system and assure proper occlusal material thickness and occlusal contact firmness.

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