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 01/10/2021 - 11:05am

This is a model tip I learned from a lab technician years ago, and it works well on both digitally printed models and traditional stone models.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/28/2020 - 8:35pm

The video is a CEREC case study using Copy & Mirror workflow for a single central veneer.  The primary objective for this case is to brighten the tooth value using a conservative veneer to match the adjacent central.  Treating a single center is the ultimate aesthetic opportunity. This video will discuss preparation, ceramic choices, and cementation strategies.

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.