Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/07/2019 - 1:30pm

The Incisal Variation tool provides the finishing touch and last tool application right before milling anterior restorations.  I really like this tool!  Understanding the principles behind the primary, secondary, and tertiary labial anatomy will help when applying this tool.  This feature of the software will initiate the primary labial contours.  Let find out how the Incisal Variation tool works!  This video is applicable to 5.0, 4.5, and 4.6 software.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/07/2019 - 9:48am

When I use the Move Tool assets (Position and Scale), it is usually in the Adjust Morphology BioJaw feature of the CEREC software.  The Move Tool is the tool featured in the inLab digital wax-up software.  The main difference between inLab and the chairside CEREC software for digital waxing is that the inLab provides virtual seating of the designed restorations that can then be exported as an STL file for printing a prototype study model.  This videos will demonstrate the indications when to use the CEREC chairside Move Tools. Design principles apply for the CEREC 5.0, 4.5, and 4.6 software versions.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/05/2019 - 12:54pm

Design speed is about systematic design steps taken and applying the best tool actions when needed.  This video will convey my favored design tools used 90% of the time in my design theater.  One of them is the 2-Directional Shape Tool with the Circular and the Anatomical features. This video is applicable to both Primescan and Omnicam users, both the CEREC 5.0 and the 4.61 software have the same design features and workflow, with different graphics interphase.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/04/2019 - 8:45pm

This CEREC design tool saves me the most time in my clinical design theater.  However, there is a must requirement to make it work, adequate occlusal reduction and shaping to make it work.  Let's find out what it is!

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/01/2019 - 10:35pm

There are two tools I use 90% of the time in my design theater, Form and Shape Two Directional.  This video will present the primary design actions I use with the form tool and how best to optimize the paint brush size and strength options.  This video is presented with the Primescan interphase. However, the tools and applications are applicable for those still using the Omnicam and CEREC 4.61.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/23/2019 - 10:23pm

This video is a design screen overview for bread and butter posterior dental applications.  When applying consistent sequential disciplined design steps, one will discover that the design time will significantly speed up.  The design principles and steps in this video apply to 4.6 users as well...just a different graphic interphase between 5.0 and 4.6 CEREC software versions.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/12/2019 - 10:19pm

Restoring a single maxillary incisor presents the greatest blend challenge with dentistry in the smile zone. When the adjacent teeth are in good shape, I stay conservative.  With chairside CAD/CAM using the Dentsply Sirona system, the Copy and Mirror is my preferred design approach creating a "DNA form and shape" by copying the adjacent central.  The next step is choosing the ceramic that blends best for the case. Since the ceramic and cement refractory behavior will change once cemented, so will the value and blend. In my blend theater, I prefer placing a transitional restoration that is machined with the projected ceramic and luting

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/19/2019 - 9:36pm

Number one objective for anterior tooth upgrade treatment is addressing biofunctional demands.  Biofunctional demands are often the challenge that is hard to navigate when there is advanced aging wear and tear conditions.  This #cereccasereview will walk through the setup, CEREC design approach, and finished case addressing the maxillary central incisors when there is a challenging lingual wear issue.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/01/2019 - 8:53am

This video will review the concept behind the Ivoclar Navigational App which is a free smart device App download.  I have found this App very helpful in selecting a workable brilliance/shade.  Even though this app is applicable for e.max and the ZirCAD zirconia, I will share several other videos on how to extrapolate for other ceramics such as VITA and Empress. The five ceramic blend factors this video will address are target shade, ceramic thickness, ceramic translucency, preparation shade impact on ceramic selection, and the final blending factor of using cement colors.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/16/2019 - 7:03am

One of the features in CEREC I appreciate the most is designing and creating customized abutment/crown one or two piece restorations.  CEREC 4.52 has been a smooth acquisition, design, and production process for implant restorations. Have been very pleased!  One hassle for implant/abutment in CEREC 4.6 has been minimal thickness defaults and not being able to modify the metric settings for unique implant design and milled cases.  As a result, some cases cannot be milled.  This hassle in 4.6 has been frustrating for me. However, I did keep 4.52 on my system which has been seamless for implant design and production.  So my go-to CEREC