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 02/14/2021 - 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.

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 01/14/2021 - 1:29pm

One of the most asked questions I have received in the last decade about the CEREC workflow is mastering occlusion with the finished restoration(s).  This video will address the major pointers I look for and apply when designing posterior restorations.  The content of this video applies to both Omnicam and Primescan users.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/08/2020 - 10:59am

This video documents my workflow for scanning in veneers with Primescan.  This technique works well for Omnicam users, however, a light mist of Optispray will be needed to define the interproximal margin zone when using Omnicam.  Primescan has solved so many scanning issues of its predecessors (Omnicam and Bluecam).  Primescan is definitely a dream and captures thin enamel margins and undercuts to provide well-defined images and clean margins. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/01/2020 - 9:53pm

The Primescan is reliable for scanning large restorative cases.  This video will demonstrate the advantages of using a segmental prep and scan strategy for scanning larger restorative cases.  This technique will also work well for Omnicam users. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/14/2020 - 7:36pm

Can we be secure with finding and producing predictable subgingival margin quality?  Definitely yes with the Primescan. Definitely yes with Omnicam. This video reviews my current soft tissue management and retraction strategies and the technique for achieving margin certainty.

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.