Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/26/2020 - 9:48pm

Katana has become my favored zirconia brand when the clinical circumstances allow adequate occlusal reduction. The sintering time in the Dentsply Sirona SpeedFire furnace is in the 18-minute range. This is an incredible fact! A significant advantage of a multi zirconia application is the beautiful gradient is already in the pre-milled block. All we do is choose the shade (1-2 shades darker than target shade}, mill, and polish after sintering. This video will demonstrate the practical finishing steps for Katana STML using the Klim Institute Meisinger Zirconia Lab Kit JK04

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/05/2020 - 1:32pm

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One of the top factors for restorative preparation success is occlusal reduction. This video will answer a question that came in on my YouTube channel about preparation and occlusal reduction applicable to indirect restorative success.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/28/2020 - 6:02pm


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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/05/2020 - 9:34pm

This tutorial is the first part of the stain & glaze trilogy series for the Ivoclar rapid e.max firing cycle (and it works for all the e.max firing cycles). Once the restoration is milled, the e.max posterior restoration is efficiently shaped for morphological refinement, surface texture, and surface finish using the Dr. James Klim Meisinger JK03 Lab bur kit specially designed for CEREC users.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/01/2020 - 10:51pm

Part one video in BioJaw anterior design series. The way I save time in my anterior design theater is to go into the case preplanned with a wax-up which I now do in inLab, print the model and use the wax-up as a reduction guide and basis for making provisionals when needed.  Time-saving comes from being certain with preparation reduction protocols for the case and then propose and refine with BioJaw, still using a BioCopy component to guide the BioJaw placement.  One thing unique to this case review is the strategy used to block out a dark root.

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    Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/21/2019 - 6:45pm

    Having traveled the all-ceramic road for over thirty years, I have a great appreciation for some of our current high-strength ceramic options such as e.max, Suprinity, Amber Mill, and Celtra. Two universal stain and glaze systems that are working well on these ceramic systems are Ivocolor by Ivoclar, and MiYO by Jensen. This video is my technique for using Ivocolor for characterizing the incisal edge of e.max. Register at and become an online Klim Institute member to view our many tutorial videos with our worldwide CEREC community. For the whole team and online CE included.

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    Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/29/2019 - 1:29pm

    Now that I have had the Primescan for a few months, I have a good feel for it and find significant ease in the scanning compared to its CEREC predecessors, sharp margin viewing, and smooth flow of the software process. I am finishing my bread and butter restorative dentistry 12-15 minutes ahead of schedule on the average.  This videos will review my top Primescan assets and how it can impact your clinical theater.

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    Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/03/2018 - 4:09pm

    View New Online Training CEREC Content - New Content Link. 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.

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    Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/19/2017 - 10:49pm

    Love the thin milled CAD/CAM margin when there is adequate enamel on the cervical margins.  My presentation at Dentsply Sirona World 2017 was about aesthetic emotional closure and finishing the thin feather margin with the CEREC system.  This video will cover my parameters and finishing technique.

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    Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/14/2017 - 10:29pm

    Chairside zirconia restoration...getting better every month. ZirCAD LT, multi infiltration effect, and polished. Chairside zirconia provides a complete portfolio for restoring posterior teeth.

    I do appreciate the all-zirconia restorations and provide quite a number of them as a treatment option in my clinical theater.  The primary benefit of the all zirconia restoration for me is the conservative crown prep and biomechanical “muscle” material behavior.  In the next year, we will find an abundance of new brands and translucency options being introduced to the market.  We will need to decipher recommended prep style and reductionRead more