Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/14/2024 - 8:46am

A thirty-year dream coming true because of digital dentistry and a dream.  This video will highlight my digital studio lab bench at my homestead.  This is where I love to be when not in my dental office.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/10/2024 - 6:53pm

In the last ten years, I have applied various glazes for e.max, starting with Crystall, then Ceram and Colors, Ivoclor, and now MiYO 850.  Each one has improved the outcome for the final result.  What I have learned from teaching all of these products on e.max through the years is that the colors and glaze with MiYO 850 are more forgiving and natural looking due to their translucent nature than any other system I have used.  In all my 30-plus years of teaching, never have I seen such a positive and emotional response to learning and mastery as I have observed with MiYO.  My main motivation for teaching is passing on significant valuedRead more

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/02/2024 - 8:25pm

This last year has been a good year for chairside CAD/CAM.  The Primemill has come to its own with mill quality for both ceramics and zirconia.  The Extra Fine Mill for ceramics provides superior fit and margins, including e.max.  The Primemill is seamless for zirconia quality mills with newer, high-strength, and aesthetic zirconias available.  It has been a good year! 

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/11/2023 - 10:10am

This was an excellent interview with Dr. Steve Shiffenhaus on his review of treating dentin for maximizing bond strength and avoiding post-treatment sensitivity.  This video clip is one of the highlights of the full interview.  The full video interview can be viewed at the following link.  Full Dr. Shiffenhaus inteverview.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/31/2023 - 7:01pm

A new part of this website is a Q&A response to questions through the message center and social media, which will benefit others in the dental theater and CEREC applications. This Q & A addresses selecting e.max shade and translucency for posterior onlays and the best milling strategy for milling onlays with the MC XL.  The brands that I use for posterior milled composites is Tetric CAD and Cerasmart.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/10/2023 - 4:59pm

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I often receive questions about my support equipment and clinical product. This one is on my lab bench light. I am using a craft light for my lab bench light and it has color balance and a 5X magnifier.  It has sure been a blessing.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/02/2023 - 12:10pm

My number one factor in avoiding post-treatment sensitivity following the delivery of indirect restorations is the management of force dynamics in the occlusal morphological design.  This is one reason I like the virtual digital design to control occlusal contact placement.  This video's occlusal design concept uses Primescan and the latest CEREC software.  These principles apply to Exocad and 3 Shape software, and I am also branching into these virtual design softwares.  

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/30/2023 - 7:19pm

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To ensure the best results with the CS6 furnace, we need to put the furnace through calibration.  This is a video embedded from YouTube on the CS6 calibration process.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/21/2022 - 11:30am

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I am pleased to announce I am now in an official relationship with Ivoclar as a material and digital consultant.  I have worked with Ivoclar for over 25 years and have found their people and company philosophy to be at the highest ethical and moral standards.  I look forward to providing input, creating workflows, and educational content around digital dentistry. 

I will expand my teaching to other software systems like ExoCAD and 3 Shape, working with the Vivascan Ivoclar scanner and the Ivoclar PM5 puck milling unit.  I feel the profession is at a time when a digital-focused office needs more than one system to maximizeRead more

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/21/2022 - 3:41pm

The following question came into the messaging center.  "I have a case coming
up which has posterior erosion with passive eruption. Wondering what the best
treatment flow is for this and if there is a course in posterior rehab with
onlays?  Thanks!"