Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/16/2020 - 7:54pm

There are a few additional steps when setting up an implant restoration(s) in the administration screen.  The first thing to check is affirming that the implant size and brand are in the current software system.  Most mainline implant brands are.  Before scheduling the patient, order the corresponding ScanPost.  Scanning and fabricating an implant restoration is one of the most efficient and predictable applications in the CEREC software. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/06/2020 - 9:30pm

One asset of the Primescan imaging capability is the 20 mm scan depth.  That came in handy today in my Primescan clinical theater by scanning, designing and fabricating a custom zirconia post.  This #cereccasereview will document my software and restorative workflow.

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

In my many years working with both Windows and Mac-based software, crashes do occasionally happen.  I have experienced software crashing with CEREC.  There are several steps that can be taken to assure that valuable data or software design steps are not lost with the occasional software crash.  It is simply strategically saving at several steps during the software workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/26/2020 - 9:47pm

My Crown Parameter portfolio for Primescan is similar to the last few versions of Omnicam except for one.  This video will review how my Parameter management has been impacted by Primescan.  

The minimal thickness parameters are now set to manufacture recommendations for each material used.  This will provide instant feedback with engineering "checks and balances" during the software design phase.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/29/2019 - 7:57pm

There are several steps when working through the Acquisition Screen that will assure ideally mounted virtual models and save clinical time through the model and design phase screens.  This video will walk through the steps I use on a routine basis in my clinical theater for managing my Primescan Acquisition phase.  This is the same workflow used for Omnicam last few software versions (4.52 and 4.61).

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/16/2019 - 10:13pm

Here is a question I often hear, "how do I deal with e.max binding after crystallization"?  I have seen this issue discussed in several FaceBook group threads.  This video will share my take on this issue and provide a few pointers on how to deal with the e.max binding issue if that is happening in your clinical theater.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/30/2019 - 4:44pm

Just taught a class with one of the attendees who has had the CEREC for several months say he is achieving incredible margin mills as good or better than what he received from his lab.  So how do we achieve milled margins that are smooth without micro-chips, particularly on e.max?  Can we mill feather margins without micro-chipping?  Oh yes, we can!  In this video, Dr. Klim will review the strategy behind milling seamless margins, even thin feather margins with NO CHIPPING.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/21/2019 - 9:18pm

I don't see too many MC XL CEREC tower communication glitches.  But it did happen today with the last patient of the day!  I heard the milling unit spinning without the familiar bur-on-porcelain sound.  I have experienced this more since going to RF connection from WiFi.  Fortunately, I have a second milling unit and proceeded with a normal mill while the first milling unit struggled. After 30 minutes we aborted the mill.  So what is the solution if your office only has one milling unit when communicational glitch occur? 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/22/2019 - 10:12pm

Sometimes it happens, software crash!  These are issues we occasionally need to work through, particularly with new equipment or software rollouts.  There is no exception for Primescan.  This video is about one of those incidents.  I really had to go after due diligence to save the case.  Fortunately, when I do a CEREC workflow with multiple units or that is unique, I have a habit of saving the case (Save AS) before starting the software design flow.  Having more than one file for a case can save the day!

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/21/2019 - 1:29pm

Since the CEREC 3.85 software version, BioCopy anteriorly has not been smooth as I would like to see it!!!.  When BioCopy is proposed, often the proximal and cervical zones are concaved and require virtual wax modifications to get the case ready for the mill. The primary reason I prefer BioCopy is to go into the case preplanned for closing the emotional side of the case (emotional closure) and having a preparation guide.  BioCopy is a natural flow for design having already closed the case with a mockup or transitional (provisionals).  

BioCopy has been one of the greatest advantages using a digital platform; precisely reproducing