When I need a high-strength zirconia restoration or bridge for the shadows of the mouth, I often reach for ZirCAD LT by Ivoclar. Avoiding visual tension is the secret for making high strength zirconia restorations work in the shadows. ZirCAD LT Colouring liquids are my secret. I using them on colored blocks to create a multi-effect and tone down the value in the cusp zones. This videos will show you how to set up the ZirCAD LT Colouring Liquid Kit.
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/19/2018 - 2:47pm
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/07/2018 - 9:57pm
The CEREC 4.6 workflow is very similar to 4.52. The most significant upgrade from 4.52 is the camera scanning proficiency. The camera also picks up shiny surfaces such as ceramic and gold much better than in prior software versions. The model rendering is faster from the Acquisition screen and all the steps in the model screen are automated including setting Model Axis and Drawing Margins. I have found it is better to disable the auto margin calculation unless the margins are high and dry. For larger cases with multiple preparations, the software has a tendency to crash. The software performs much better when margin calculation is
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/30/2018 - 5:29pm
Part two video for optimizing your CEREC software clinical flow. This is a longer video than most of mine. However, I think it will keep your attention interest. This video reflects my CEREC software workflow for a two-minute design sequence for a posterior restoration. The workflow and design tips provided in this video have solved the design and fit issues for several dozen dentists who quit using or were planning on returning their CEREC due to integration and quality frustrations.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/27/2018 - 1:59pm
I have often received calls from CEREC offices and have had Patterson Dental sent new CEREC owners to my educational center who are struggling with chairside CEREC integration. Going clear back to dental school, there are times that I have struggled with new clinical applications. I have found that integration problems are usually still solved with going back to the basics for the particular application being accomplished. I have found this to be the case with most CEREC integration issues. The beauty of CEREC is that is will refine our prep skills by showing the user where refinement needs to happen. Labs have been dealing with our
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/21/2018 - 4:37pm
Often when working with infiltrated zirconia restorations, polishing is enough for the final finish. There are occasional clinical circumstances that may require stain and glaze to achieve a harmonious blend, particularly when using a high strength zirconia such as ZirCAD LT which is more of an opaque material. This video will provide the workflow for using Ivocolor stain and glaze.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/21/2018 - 3:23pm
This video demonstrates the polishing flow on a zirconia bridge (ZirCAD LT) in preparation for selective stain and glaze characterizing with the Ivocolor system. The lab polishers and finishers are from the Meisinger JK03 lab kit and Diamond Twist made by Premier Dental.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/20/2018 - 9:07am
I have used 2.5%/2.5% Lidocaine and Prilocaine Cream as my topical of choice for years. Since I had some extra time on my hands, which is very rare, I decided to self-inject and removed a fibroma on my lip that had developed from multiple lip bitings while chewing and talking. It was good to experience what our patients go through. This experience also strengthens my commitment to providing comfortable injections which I know our patients appreciate and as well as I did with this clinical experience.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/16/2018 - 9:03pm
This video shows my full approach for taking upper and lower full arch scans and mounting them with a bilateral buccal scan. This has been the one Achilles heel with the chairside software until now. Now that we have auto-mounting in the Acquisition screen with the buccal scan, we can now get in both sides of the arch for a full seating of the models. Ninety percent of all impressions including study models are taken with the chairside software in my practice. Technique for the full arch scan is critical to make this approach work.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/10/2018 - 9:28pm
Due to conflicting schedules, I will not be able to make it to Dentsply Sirona World 2018. If I were there, one of my topics would be mounting a full upper and lower arch digital scan with a bilateral buccal scan in the chairside CEREC software. I use this approach often for appliance printed applications.