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 03/19/2021 - 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 02/18/2021 - 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.

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 12/13/2020 - 4:40pm

This video highlights my incisal edge workflow using MiYO.  There are several advantages to MiYO over other coloring stain and glaze systems. First of all, the lower values, high values, and color applications can be accomplished with one application and firing.  Second, what is observed in the application wet stage will be seen in the post-firing condition.  Though MiYO has many characterizing and color applications, this video will deal with the color incisal edge strategy setup and color application sequencing.  Link to the following video for MiYO mixing and

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/06/2020 - 2:48pm

There are a plethora of ceramic finishing videos on this website.  This video will document my workflow for shaping and texturing an eight-unit anterior case.  In this case, Amber Mill, by HASS Bio, is being used. I have discovered that each ceramic such as VITA felspathic, Empress, e.max, Suprinity, or Amber Mill have their own characteristics on how the surface and texturing applications turn out. However, the workflow and principles of shaping and texturing are the same.