Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/24/2024 - 7:02pm

Are we able to increase the retention for zirconia restorations without bonding?  The answer is yes.  This video will document my last ten years of keeping zirconia restorations in place using glass ionomer cement.  Clinically, I want to consider ways of removing crowns and bridges if and when they need upgrades due to subgingival caries.  We all know how difficult it is to remove an e.max bonded full crown.  Just think of how difficult it will be to remove a bonded zirconia crown if and when it needs removal.  An Erbium-Yag laser will help, but not everyone has laser assistance for removing bonded restorations.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/21/2024 - 8:59am

MiYO 850 has been a game changer for my anterior e.max applications.  This video will show the viewer the steps for applying the 850 glaze and colors on an anterior e.max, and in most circumstances, only one firing (crystallization) is required.  The strength of 850 MiYO is the glaze and the natural enamel luster accomplished with the e.max fired surface.  It has been absolutely amazing for me, and it saves significant time in accomplishing incredible outcomes, often in one appointment for the patient.  In all my years of teaching, I have never seen the excitement and confidence built by the attendees for hands-on training as in the

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/21/2024 - 10:41am

Quadrant chairside applications in the current CEREC software are predictable and efficient.  This video will show the essential design steps and workflow so the quadrant restoration drops in.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/18/2024 - 7:09pm

Chairside zirconia options and speed have impacted chairside more than any other material since I have worked with chairside CAD/CAM over the last 20 years. This video will review the indications for the Prime Zirconia and the finishing steps for a polished posterior restoration before sintering and after sintering. The polishing technique conveyed in this video will work for all our brands in the CEREC zirconia universe.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/25/2023 - 10:38am

Veneers have been an integral part of my CEREC treatment options going back to the RedCAM.  The veneer software workflow has been the same since the CEREC 4.4 software.  I am so grateful that DS has returned the View Option feature in our workflow.  This feature becomes vital in aligning our midline and smile plain by how the model axis is aligned in the model screen.  Using the Arch Front command in the View option, the software positions our virtual design to the smile plain axis and provides a streamlined approach to virtual finishing the incisal edges to the smile plane and midline alignment, referring to the midline design process.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/31/2023 - 8:48pm

MiYo 850 glaze and colors are changing the industry for e.max aesthetics. This video will work through the glaze and color applications and incisal effects rivaling our historical cutback and layering applications.  In addition, we can accomplish the beautiful glaze and color effect with just one firing by applying MiYo 850 before crystalization. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/05/2023 - 2:40pm


This video highlights my anterior prepping workflow for full crowns and scanning with the Primescan.  This approach works well for Omnicam as well.  The bur kit being used is by Meisinger (JK02).  The white stone used for finishing is from Meisinger as well, but not on the prep kit.  Please post questions or comments.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/01/2023 - 5:42pm

This video is my typical veneer bonding workflow.  Though I now use Variolink Esthetic Dual Cure for easy cleanup, the light cure Variolink Esthetic is used in this video.  This video is a bit long.  Let me know how these longer videos work for you.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/11/2023 - 4:14pm

Over the last 12 years, my veneer trend has been to preserve more and more tooth enamel and engineer thinner veneers.  I preserve at least 50% enamel surface or more for a strong adhesive interphase to enamel.  A material like e.max has helped this journey due to its robust nature allowing our veneer applications to go down to 300 um and less than 50 um on the margins. This video is about my preparation strategy when I prep.  And this case has it all, breaking contact on some of the preps, minimal prepping on others, and then almost no prepping on the premolars and molars.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/10/2023 - 4:45pm


This video is an introduction to conservative veneer workflow in addition to soft tissue laser recontouring before veneer preparation.  The second video phase is about the incisal addition of composite to setup a more conservative incisal reduction for the final veneers.