Class Learning Objectives for Bluecam & Omnicam:  

Understanding Parameters and Calibration Methods

Fine tuning the parameters to best suit your clinical demands is the secret to seamless CAD/CAM restoration seating and occlusion precision. Dr. Klim will review the principles behind each setting for a clear understanding and clinical application.

Finishing Preparation Style for Crisp Optical Impressions

Clean, crisp margins and polished preparations will aid in ceramic fit and functional durability. Ceramic restoration strength comes from the inside. Learn how this fine tuning aspect will improve CEREC fit.

Preparation Architecture for Conservative Ceramic Restorations

Conservative and straightforward preparation design is the blueprint for simplifying the CEREC process. Could it be that the ceramic’s internal design is the most critical factor for ceramic fit and functional success? Learn the metrics for sound CAD/CAM ceramic engineering.

Managing Subgingival Margins

Subgingival margins use to be a complicating factor withall-ceramic restorations, not anymore! With the right tools and approach, the CEREC practitioner will be able to handle and improve gingival health. Learn Dr. Klim’s systematic method and soft tissue metric system for margins under the gum line.

Optical Impression Techniques

The optical impression is the precision link to the virtual design theater. With proper preparation design and capturing technique, the Bluecam or Omnicam will provide excellent digital precision. Learn proven isolation and optical impression techniques that work every time for either system.

Virtual Design

The virtual design should be the easiest part when the computer has the best 3D information. Learn how to simplify the design process to maximize restoration fit and occlusion without post-milling adjustments or hassles.

Refining the Occlusion in the Virtual Design Phase

Understanding how the parameters work in conjunction with occlusal contact placement is one of the priceless pearls of CEREC. This should lead to nothing more than minor polishing adjustments of the occlusal contacts. Learn how to make the occlusion management your best friend in the CEREC world.

Block Selection for Function and Aesthetics

With the layered blocks and HT e.max, the aesthetic blend has been simplified. Learn Dr. Klim’s Depth-Layering- Influence principle and it impacts on aesthetics. Also, CEREC now has the all-time “tough mother” ceramic for molar crowns...e.max. Learn the systematic process of block selection.

Ceramic Pre-Bond Finishing (Polish or Stain/Glaze)

Studies have documented that well-polished CAD/CAM ceramics will perform like natural enamel. Learn the 3-minute polish technique. On the other hand, if you desire to take your ceramics to the next level of aesthetics and function, learn the Klim “One-step posterior stain and glaze” technique for VITA, Empress, and e.max.

e.max...Where, When, and How

The lithium disilicate e.max ceramic adds a new functional dimension to the CAD/CAM clinical theater. Learn the where, when, and how aspects of e.max.

No Post-Operative Sensitivity Protocol

Post-operative sensitivity can primarily be broken down into two separate camps: adhesive technique and occlusion. Learn the protocol to master and practice both camps with confidence

Class applicable questionnaire

  • I can efficiently design my CAD/CAM restorations.
  • I find that the majority of my restorations do not require much more than minor spot occlusal adjusting.
  • I am confident with quadrant CEREC software design.
  • I rarely see post-treatment sensitivity to hot, cold, or bite.
  • I use CEREC for the majority of my indirect posterior restorations.

If you are not able to check off two or more of these statements on a regular basis, then this class will significantly impact your life.

Learning Tools

  • One-on-one mentoring with Dr. Klim
  • Smaller class size for personalized attention
  • Multimedia presentation support with video over-the-shoulder applications
  • Hands-on applications
    • Preparation architecture
    • Effective optical impression techniques
    • Virtual design simplified
    • Efficient polishing technique
    • Stain and glaze
    • e.max finishing
  • Workbook syllabus with presentation highlights and references

There are no prerequisites for this course

Instructed by James Kllim, DDS (Click here for Speaker Bio)


10 AGD credits (Subject code: 610)

Days: Thursday Event & Friday All Day

  • Thursday evening: 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

CADStar is an approved Patterson Dental CEREC Advanced Training Course. The tuition for each doctor is $2500 and each assistant is $595 (we recommend each assistant be accompanied by a doctor.)

Patterson vouchers are eligible for this workshop, call to apply the voucher to tuition. 

Participant's credit card will be billed when registering, as follows:

  • Doctor, without a voucher: $2500
  • Assistant: $595

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CADStar™ Participation Agreement and Cancelation Policy:

If for any reason you need to reschedule 60 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, a full refund will be granted. Rescheduling after 60 days and up to 30 days prior to the class date, will be subject to refund minus value of reservation deposit of $1150. No refund will be issued after 30 days prior to the workshop scheduled. Tuition may not be transferred to another course date. 


Event Dates

Please call us if you have a Patterson Voucher before registering.

CEREC Efficiency Feb 21-22, 2019

CEREC Efficiency- June 20-21, 2019

CEREC Efficiency- September 12-13, 2019