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

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/12/2018 - 2:13pm

Choosing the right e.max block shade for e.max ceramic restorations can be uncertain.  Well, Ivoclar has solved this dilemma by introducing the IPS e.max Navigation App.  I have found the App recommended ceramic shade color to be right on.  I have modified one measurement though.  Choose ceramic thickness at the incisal or cusp location of the preparation. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/03/2018 - 10:24pm

Finally found a need for the Adjust Morphology feature and create a 3rd premolar rather than molar.  This feature is handy when there is not enough room for a molar morphological design due to mesial drift of distal tooth, a molar in this case, into the mesial edentulous zone.   This video tutorial will also be a unique demonstration for designing two side-by-side implants.  In this case Implant Direct Inactive 3.7 and 4.3 implants where placed using the "crown-down" technique and placed with a guide.  Virtually planned and guided implant placement can take a difficult implant and restorative situation and provide a very

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/31/2018 - 10:28pm

Are we able to machine thin feather margins with CEREC without chipping?  Oh yes, we can!  In fact, I am going to make a quality statement.  We can mill a "pressable"  margin with the MC XL using the EF bur system. This video will review the clinical criteria for applying a thin margin to optimize the aesthetic results. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/17/2018 - 11:16pm

I have really grown fond of the IPS Ivocolor system.  When used as a paste, low-value and high-value accents can be applied and artistically designed with one firing. This approach will provide a  realistic incisal edge effect without a cutback.  This video will outline the color and steps to creating a beautiful incisal edge.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/16/2018 - 6:18am

Texturing anterior restorations provide the finishing fingerprint for exceptional harmony and blend.  This video is one of many on this site about texturing.  The closer to the midline, the more important the contouring and texturing becomes.  Let's have some fun learning! View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/13/2018 - 6:47am

It is so important to completely listen to our patients when they talk.  This video case review documents how the patient was right and I was wrong after 30 years.  Thanks to chairside CAD/CAM and multi-Empress, I was finally able to get it right. Incisal Variation Tool featured in the video.  View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/06/2018 - 8:22pm

Placing zirconia restorations is a solid part of my clinical treatments.  This case review defines the primary reasons for choosing zirconia over other incredible materials.  Link to view series on Channel 12.


Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/07/2018 - 6:56am

This video is my quadrant design strategy when preparing three posterior teeth including the distal occlusal stop (usually second molar).  The current version of the CEREC software is performing well. When designing multiple teeth, setting the proximal contacts size and alignment to the occlusal plane will expedite the design process and final restorative outcome.  Link to Video