Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/18/2018 - 12:20pm

There are certain positive connecting words that I use in my clinical theater that has been significant in helping patients understand the value of care and making better choices.  These are not dental terms.  They are current words that are connected to messaging value and leave patients in a safe atmosphere to feel secure with their dental choice.  This video is a story of a particular patient interaction that had a few challenges and will demonstrate the strategy I used in non-manipulation communication that led her to make the best decision for treatment.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/15/2018 - 5:21pm


Connecting and style of communication account for my number one success factor as a clinician and educator.  I look forward to you posting questions about communication situations where you would like feedback.  This is a popular topic in my lectures and teaching environment.  I would like to take this online so we can all learn together. 

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/14/2018 - 5:18pm

Finishing zirconia when it comes out of the milling unit is referred to as zirconia in the green state.  There are a few steps that can be taken to really improve the surface quality of the green zirconia, and once sintered will save finishing time.

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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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  • Optispray (Dentsply/Sirona)
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/07/2018 - 6:20pm

Our dental adhesive options are at a point in time that we can be assured low probability of post cementation sensitivity and strong bonding properties. This video will review how Dr. Klim addresses adhesive protocols when the margins are subgingival.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/01/2018 - 12:27pm

#Case Review and CEREC software design flow for a maxillary premolar implant placement and restoration design when there is limited mesial-distal space.  The CEREC stretches a little more for rotated teeth and unique mesial-distal dimension conditions.  Design situations like this are when the design tools need to take over.  This videos will share my implant CEREC design flow when the initial proposal doesn't seem to work.  All it takes is a few strategic steps to get the design back in order.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/27/2018 - 12:18pm

The technique I use takes about two and one-half minutes for upper and lower arches and it does not gag the sensitive patient. For two years now, we have taken Onmicam impressions for study model and appliance impressions in the Klim office.  This video will clearly document the isolation approach and Omnican scanning flow to gain a predictable impression result.  And by the way, using the technique proposed in this video provides a predictable upper and lower arch mount with just the buccal scan quadrant from one side.  This approach is so much more effective than using the Ortho Software, at least at this point in time.

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 05/04/2018 - 3:07pm

Two central veneers case review.  The challenge, in this case, was the retroclined position of the right central. When designing and fabricating restorations that cross the midline, it is advised to create a similar thickness of both central restorations and modify both preparations to be close in prep color.  This case presents a two-stage approach for the right central that was in a retroclined position.  Stage one is designing and placing a composite base (Cerasmart) that is then prepared and providing similar thickness for the final two restorations.  This video will review the clinical flow from start to finish and highlight the

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/16/2018 - 4:32pm

There are several steps taken both in the preparation phase and design phase for closing cervical interproximal "windows".  When we understand the biology of the proximal papillae and the concept of interproximal emergence, we will be able to predictablely close the cervical embrasure with resulting healthy papillae. View Video