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
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/27/2018 - 1:59pm
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.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/26/2018 - 9:50pm
I have had a number of inquiries from our online world audience about where are the 4.6 software videos. 4.6 has not been released in the US yet. We will offer videos as soon as it is released in the US. In the meantime, be cautious about uploading until we are assured the bugs are worked out.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/15/2018 - 1:09pm
When the case demands a high strength zirconia material and the restoration is in the secondary smile zone (shadows of the smile), then I am thinking pre-sintering infiltration coloring. As of late, my preference is the ZirCAD LT Colouring Liquids. This video will show the steps and liquid color application technique I use for a premolar bridge. My primary coloring objectives for green zirconia is creating the saturation multi-effect and lowering the value in the cusp and occlusal zones. It rather simple to learn and master.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/14/2018 - 10:39am
This video demonstrates a systematic walkthrough for shaping in the green zirconia bridge when preparing for coloring infiltration prior to sintering. For this case, ZirCAD LT high strength zirconia is used. Rather than speed firing, a 9-hour sintering cycle was used to optimize the translucency (Programat S1).
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/10/2018 - 9:47am
Having used the Omnicam since its beginnings, taking a full arch impression is second nature. Using the Formlab 2 printer, we have found the Omnicam impression and model technique has provided a proficient appliance fabrication method that is accurate with almost no-adjustments needed chairside. We are at the beginning of the printing wave in dentistry. Omnicam scans and printing have become a seamless support method for appliances and records in our digital clinical theaters at the Klim practice.