Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/01/2018 - 12:27pm

#Case Review and CEREC software design flow for a maxillary premolar implant placement and restoration design when there is limited mesial-distal space.  The CEREC stretches a little more for rotated teeth and unique mesial-distal dimension conditions.  Design situations like this are when the design tools need to take over.  This videos will share my implant CEREC design flow when the initial proposal doesn't seem to work.  All it takes is a few strategic steps to get the design back in order.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/27/2018 - 12:18pm

The technique I use takes about two and one-half minutes for upper and lower arches and it does not gag the sensitive patient. For two years now, we have taken Onmicam impressions for study model and appliance impressions in the Klim office.  This video will clearly document the isolation approach and Omnican scanning flow to gain a predictable impression result.  And by the way, using the technique proposed in this video provides a predictable upper and lower arch mount with just the buccal scan quadrant from one side.  This approach is so much more effective than using the Ortho Software, at least at this point in time.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/16/2018 - 4:32pm

There are several steps taken both in the preparation phase and design phase for closing cervical interproximal "windows".  When we understand the biology of the proximal papillae and the concept of interproximal emergence, we will be able to predictablely close the cervical embrasure with resulting healthy papillae. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/06/2018 - 8:22pm

Placing zirconia restorations is a solid part of my clinical treatments.  This case review defines the primary reasons for choosing zirconia over other incredible materials.  Link to view series on Channel 12.


Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/07/2018 - 6:56am

This video is my quadrant design strategy when preparing three posterior teeth including the distal occlusal stop (usually second molar).  The current version of the CEREC software is performing well. When designing multiple teeth, setting the proximal contacts size and alignment to the occlusal plane will expedite the design process and final restorative outcome.  Link to Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/05/2018 - 8:35pm

When is the best time to edit the model? It is necessary to cut away soft tissue and reflective artifacts in the Acquisition screen.  This video will review my method of effective and efficient model editing.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/17/2017 - 9:45pm

Bite registration strategy for preserving temporomandibular joint position when preparing a full quadrant including the second molar. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/11/2017 - 10:43pm

With the current version of the CEREC software, the most effective scanning sequence for implant applications is scan the quadrant with or without the healing collar in the Quadrant catalogue for the particular arch being treated.  The Scanbody catalogue is now used to capture the ScanPost scan.  No copying the catalogue over and cutout feature for the ScanPost.  Just a new Scanbody catalogue.  Very smooth process and has expedited the scanning process. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/23/2017 - 5:49pm

When we make a focused effort in the design screen to make each stroke of the mouse count, we will become efficient and before you know it, your design speed will significantly increase.  This tutorial will introduce my three basic design steps I go through to accomplish each design step in a very efficient timeline. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/26/2017 - 12:56pm

With all the new zirconia brands entering the market, it will be imperative to know the brand and particular strength metrics.  Prep design and reduction indications will be all over the board based on the zirconia translucency and flexural strength.  For the more conservatively prepared restoration, the zirconia used will need a flexural strength greater than 1000 MPa.  This video will address  the prepping metrics and protocols for the high strength zirconia brands.