Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/02/2021 - 3:42pm

his video is about the software workflow for the CAD/CAM orthotic/splint fabrication. It is a reasonably easy workflow in the software. The most important aspect of the software process is establishing the desired vertical and jaw position in the mouth and not opening on a hinge articulator. Watch the other videos in this sequence to understand the removable workflow from start to finish.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/17/2021 - 8:55am

When do we choose between an onlay vs. a crown?  This video will review my take on the topic.  I have been placing various forms of ceramic onlays for over 30 years and been able to track their endurance. And this treatment application has achieved excellent results, even before e.max.  I will break down the five condition factors to consider when choosing an onlay vs. a crown and then provide a case review and onlay software workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/31/2021 - 10:01pm

This video reviews the steps for machining and fabrication of the CAD/CAM splint.  For the best fit, it is important to complete the thermoform aligner on a printed model.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/20/2021 - 4:42pm

Over the years of practice, I have used many oral appliances for retention, grinding issues, TMD diagnosis and relief, and setting up a clients' case for vertical dimension increase.  This video is about my favored removable appliance when the treatment aim is to increase the restorative vertical dimension.  This appliance is generated with the MC XL or Primemill milling. It has been one of the most streamlined appliances I have used due to the Primescan digital bite registration accuracy.

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 03/28/2021 - 5:30pm

Now that the CAD/CAM office has a growing selection of zirconia options such as 3M, Katana STML, ZirCAD Multi, and the soon-to-be-released zirconias, we have both strengths and aesthetic choices for our clinical theater. This video is an introduction to the cadstar.tv zirconia channel.

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 02/18/2021 - 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 02/03/2021 - 11:00am

This video recommends the optimal Margin Thickness Parameter to prevent marginal microchipping during the mill process.