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

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