Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/09/2021 - 7:26pm

What is the material of choice in our CAD/CAM theater when we have minimal clearance in a second molar zone?  Historically, the short clinical tooth has been the most challenging to restore in my 30 plus career.  We now have robust materials and precise milling options to deal with this clinical dilemma.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/19/2021 - 6:37pm

With the plethora of aesthetic zirconia materials, we are now capable of moving zirconia to the smile zone when it needs function and esthetics.  This video tutorial is a case review about material choice and CEREC software workflow for an anterior bridge.  In addition to designing each individual tooth within the bridge, the software presents a pontic baseline tool and connector design metrics to optimize the aesthetic and engineering design needs. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/21/2021 - 1:14pm

Occlusal Offset will impact material thickness milled and occlusal calibration.  This video will discuss how to arrive at an Occlusal Offset that is properly calibrated for your CEREC system and assure proper occlusal material thickness and occlusal contact firmness. Though this video is illustrated in CEREC Software version 4.65, the principles are the same for the current 5... version software.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/18/2021 - 8:27pm

This video is my workaround technique for creating an implant-supported bridge using the CEREC software.  In the future, hopefully, Dentsply Sirona will provide more creative workflows in the chairside software for making implant bridges.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/14/2021 - 5:23pm

With the CEREC dry-mill option for zirconia and the efficient Katana Speedfire cycle, Katana has become a reliable posterior full crown option in my CEREC theater.  This video is about my "bread & butter" workflow for posterior Katana single crown applications.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/24/2021 - 8:40pm

Using BioCopy for posterior restorations is preferred when there is a need to post mill fit for an RPD or appliance. This video will review a very smooth workflow to accomplish great interproximal contacts and impeccable occlusion with BioCopy.  This video will also review the best margin thickness parameter for e.max to assure no marginal microchipping.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/28/2020 - 8:35pm

The video is a CEREC case study using Copy & Mirror workflow for a single central veneer.  The primary objective for this case is to brighten the tooth value using a conservative veneer to match the adjacent central.  Treating a single center is the ultimate aesthetic opportunity. This video will discuss preparation, ceramic choices, and cementation strategies.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/16/2020 - 12:19pm

This video highlights my anterior prepping workflow for full crowns and scanning with the Primescan.  This approach works well for Omnicam as well.  The bur kit being used is by Meisinger (JK02).  The white stone used for finishing is from Meisinger as well, but not on the prep kit.  Please post questions or comments.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/09/2020 - 2:40pm

There are four primary software proposing options for anterior designs--BioCopy, Copy & Mirror, Biogeneric, and BioJaw.  All these proposal workflows have their place.  This video tutorial will review my Biogeneric workflow for multiple anterior teeth.  I still acquire a Biocopy catalog and activate this catalog to guide the placement of the anterior virtual restorations in the Design Phase screen.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/09/2020 - 10:16pm

This video will review the workflow for designing the subgingival emergence for an implant restoration. When setting up the implant restoration in the model screen, we can choose to use or not to use the gingival mask for proposing the restoration.  How do we make this design choice?  This video will illustrate both options and when to use each approach.