Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/04/2019 - 9:18pm

Both the Omnicam and the PrimeScan are incredible scanning devices and will provide accurate information to master shape and form in the CEREC software and resulting mill.  The fundamentals for success are still biofunction, preparation form, material selection, and finish. I am blessed to use the Dentsply Sirona system to optimize my clinical flow and success factors. This video is a case review for using the bracketing technique to accomplish and provide certainty for ceramic blend and case closure for the patient.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/01/2019 - 8:53am

This video will review the concept behind the Ivoclar Navigational App which is a free smart device App download.  I have found this App very helpful in selecting a workable brilliance/shade.  Even though this app is applicable for e.max and the ZirCAD zirconia, I will share several other videos on how to extrapolate for other ceramics such as VITA and Empress. The five ceramic blend factors this video will address are target shade, ceramic thickness, ceramic translucency, preparation shade impact on ceramic selection, and the final blending factor of using cement colors.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/27/2019 - 4:33pm

Welcome to Ceramic Selection Series Introduction video.  One of the most often asked questions in my classes through the years is material and ceramic color selection.  I will keep adding to this series as new materials hit the market.  My primary goal for this series is to provide a systematic pathway to ceramic and zirconia block color selection for chairside CAD/CAM CEREC users.  The closer the treatment is to the midline, the more critical our ceramic selection becomes.  With all-ceramic dentistry, there is more than color.  Other factors that will impact our ceramic selection is restoration thickness, the color of the preparation,

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/27/2019 - 11:31am

My CAD/CAM block selection is primarily determined by desired brilliance for the incisal or cusp one-half of the restoration. This tutorial will review my primary strategy that guides my block color selection.

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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.

Credit Hours: 2.0

Speaker: James Klim, DDS  

Subject code: 610 

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