Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/05/2018 - 8:35pm

When is the best time to edit the model? It is necessary to cut away soft tissue and reflective artifacts in the Acquisition screen.  This video will review my method of effective and efficient model editing.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/30/2018 - 9:33pm

CEREC 4.52 update is working reasonably well.  There are a few hiccups that still need a workaround.  However, it is time for this version update if you have been waiting for the right time.  One parameter shift I made is occlusal offset, move to -175.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/10/2018 - 10:41am

View the videos in this educational series—complete the CE questionnaire following the last video and you will then be promted to download your AGD verifications credit. Enjoy this series about tool efficiency. View Course

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/17/2017 - 9:45pm

Bite registration strategy for preserving temporomandibular joint position when preparing a full quadrant including the second molar. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/13/2017 - 10:58am

Case Reviews are provide for those cases uploaded to the Ask Dr. Klim Forum.  This case is a review and demonstrates the principles about soft tissue implant emergence for anterior implant (thin tissue biotype). View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/11/2017 - 10:43pm

With the current version of the CEREC software, the most effective scanning sequence for implant applications is scan the quadrant with or without the healing collar in the Quadrant catalogue for the particular arch being treated.  The Scanbody catalogue is now used to capture the ScanPost scan.  No copying the catalogue over and cutout feature for the ScanPost.  Just a new Scanbody catalogue.  Very smooth process and has expedited the scanning process. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/26/2017 - 9:13am

Biogeneric Variation is the first tool I use in my posterior design steps.  I call it my “Secret Design Weapon” . The scaled alterations provide morphological “fingerprinting” for both posterior and anterior virtual design alternatives.  If you have not used this tool yet, try it.  It is profound!  View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/19/2017 - 5:49pm

IPS Ivocolor is a universal stains and glaze assortment for the individualized staining and characterization of ceramic materials. The range of products has been coordinated with the layering, press and CAD ceramics from Ivoclar Vivadent and the zirconium oxides from Wieland Dental and can be used regardless of the CTE of the ceramic. Due to the optimized sinter temperature of the newly developed glass, optimum esthetic results can be achieved irrespective of the ceramic substrate. 

The newly developed composition of the pastes was optimized with regard to the application behaviour and the firing results. The gel-type structure of

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/12/2017 - 9:42pm

The CEREC Software provides three restoration Design Modes.  My bread and butter posterior approach is Biogeneric Individual.  For multiple anterior restorations, my preference is Biogeneric BioCopy.  Going into anterior applications with a mock-up will provide design certainty and a preparation reduction guide reference.  For a single central, Biogeneric Reference is my  preference—with this approach we are able to reproduce the “DNA” labial morphology by copying the adjacent central and the software will propose a mirror image. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/23/2017 - 5:49pm

When we make a focused effort in the design screen to make each stroke of the mouse count, we will become efficient and before you know it, your design speed will significantly increase.  This tutorial will introduce my three basic design steps I go through to accomplish each design step in a very efficient timeline. View Video