Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/13/2024 - 11:17am

Those who are in the in-office CAD/CAM service with CEREC appreciate the control of self-reliance in our clinical treatment workflows.  I for one am so appreciative of my CEREC journey over the last 20 years and hope to see many more years with this clinical fulfillment.  This video describes my workflow for fabricating dental splints and orthotics that are a significant part of my patient's occlusal and comfort management.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/02/2024 - 11:13am

Yes, my MC XL saved my day several weeks ago.  I love the conservative restoration for posterior and anterior veneers.  I have used CEREC for two decades, and this system and upgrades have provided a fulfilling 20 years of practice.  As you may have observed, I am branching out to other mill systems and software, using the Primescan for imaging.  There are limitations to getting around the 4-axis mill for conservative restorations.  One advantage of the MC XL over the Primemill is the left step bur 12.  The diameter is the smallest diameter we have at about 0.85 mm for Fine Mill and Extra Fine Mill.  I will go through this advantage inRead more

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/11/2024 - 3:44pm

I am making a series of instructional videos for anterior zirconia applications, zirconia options, and the finishing process.  Zirconia aesthetics options and support liquid ceramics provide a new look for using anterior zirconia aesthetic restorations.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/01/2024 - 10:05am

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Custom programming the Programat CS6 for Ivocolor and MiYO Esthetic video. Two drying times can be worked with. The Glaze dry time cycle is 14:10 minutes. Using the Cryst drying cycle will reduce the overall cycle time to 11:20 minutes.  I have not observed any bubbling when using the faster cycle.  Experiment and see what works best for your results.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/04/2024 - 8:11am

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MiYO Esthetic has been a game changer for making zirconia restorations more life-like and ceramics.  Considered a brush on ceramic, the colors have a special translucency, providing a depth effect like no other ceramic coloring system.  Recently Jensen provided an 16 minute firing program.  Below is the firing forumula for furnance programing.

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 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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