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.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/16/2020 - 9:45pm

Fabricating and using a Sil-Tech aesthetic jig is a predictable asset for aesthetic mock-ups.  This video will review applications for a prototype before and during an anterior smile treatment and then the fabrication process for a mock-up Sil-tech jib.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/08/2020 - 10:59am

This video documents my workflow for scanning in veneers with Primescan.  This technique works well for Omnicam users, however, a light mist of Optispray will be needed to define the interproximal margin zone when using Omnicam.  Primescan has solved so many scanning issues of its predecessors (Omnicam and Bluecam).  Primescan is definitely a dream and captures thin enamel margins and undercuts to provide well-defined images and clean margins. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/22/2020 - 9:11am

Primescan has opened up my clinical theater for complete digital scans.  This video is about the journey of denture duplication for master impression and tooth set up.  Please post your questions and comments.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/16/2020 - 12:19pm

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 10/01/2020 - 9:53pm

The Primescan is reliable for scanning large restorative cases.  This video will demonstrate the advantages of using a segmental prep and scan strategy for scanning larger restorative cases.  This technique will also work well for Omnicam users. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/14/2020 - 7:36pm

Can we be secure with finding and producing predictable subgingival margin quality?  Definitely yes with the Primescan. Definitely yes with Omnicam. This video reviews my current soft tissue management and retraction strategies and the technique for achieving margin certainty.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/08/2020 - 9:49pm

What are your posterior material selections for posterior CAD/CAM dentistry?  I get this question all the time.  To be reflective, it has changed over the years. I started with ProCAD and Mark materials.  Then e.max arrived! Now we have a plethora of zirconia options.  This video reviews my current view on CAD/CAM material selections in my posterior clinical theater.