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Mastering Anterior CEREC Aesthetics


This class is designed for the serious CEREC user with the desire to take aesthetic dentistry to a new level. Obtaining results that will rival nature begins in the planning phase. Being well prepared for the aesthetic clinical objectives will simplify the chairside experience. The CEREC application to aesthetic dentistry should be seamless when operating in a systematic format.

Mastering anterior CEREC aesthetics is about understanding and implementing a systematic sequence that will be dependable with each aesthetic case. The fundamental aesthetic principles taught in this class are a reflection of Dr. Klim’s 25 years of clinical experience and years of post-graduate teaching in aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Klim’s classes are not only unique because of his mastery of CAD/CAM aesthetic dentistry. They are customized to your learning style and they target the primary understanding you need to raise your clinical aesthetic skills.

CADStar CEREC SW Aesthetic Curriculum

Customizing the Incisal Edge

With the new layered blocks, we can customize incisal characteristics without full cutbacks. This will retain optimal strength and function for the incisal edge. Learn the two primary approaches Dr. Klim uses to customize the incisal edge.

Adhesive Process and Bonding Resin Effects

Proper techniques for humidity and soft tissue control will assure a successful adhesive process. Learn Dr. Klim’s systematic final resin color effects and adhesive protocol.

Fundamental Principles of Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry

Understanding and sequencing your steps prior to the clinical experience will significantly simplify the CAD/CAM optical capture, virtual design, and finishing of the milled restoration(s).

Aesthetic CAD/CAM Preparation Architecture and Optical Impression

Desired clinical outcome, pretreatment conditions, and CEREC optical scan conditions will impact the preparation architecture. You will learn the preparation principles and optical scan techniques that will yield excellent virtual models.

Simplify Virtual Design and Maximize Outcome

The secret to simplifying virtual design is the pretreatment plan and preparation design. Then the optical capture and design process will become second nature. With a systematic approach, learn how this part of the process should be the easiest part.

Aesthetic Ceramic Selection

My block selection is primarily determined by desired brilliance and transparency for the demands of the case. Learn the Klim “depth-layering-influence” system for ceramic selection.

Texturing, Glazing, and Superficial Gloss Finish ( “Fingerprinting” )

The artistic caveat to fooling the eye starts with tooth profile. In addition, customizing and texturing the reflective and deflective surfaces creates an individuality and uniqueness for each case. Learn the systematic approach to “fingerprint” the case with confidence.

Learning Tools

  • Multimedia presentation support with video over-the-shoulder applications
  • Hands-on applications
    • CEREC SW Smile Design
    • Optimizing Incisal Variation Tool
    • Customize with texturing (the “fingerprint”)
    • Incisal edge customization techniques
    • Stain & glaze mastering
    • Polish and superficial gloss finish
  • Workbook syllabus with presentation highlights and references

Patterson vouchers are eligible for this workshop, however voucher must be mailed to CADStar four weeks prior to your course date.

Hands-on Workshop Tuition

Days: Thursday & Friday

  • Thursday:  (7:30 am registration and breakfast) 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Participation Agreement:

If for any reason you need to reschedule 60 days or more prior to the start of the workshop, 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 workshop scheduled.

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Assistant Dentist, Dentist

Type of the course

WS - Workshop



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Santa Rosa United States of America
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James Klim

James Klim, DDS, FAGD, AAACD

Dr. Klim is an internationally recognized speaker, author, manufacture consultant, beta tester, and teacher of advanced functional and aesthetic CAD/CAM dentistry.

With over 25 years of clinical experience working with all-ceramic restorations, Dr. Klim has developed sound clinical techniques that he is now applying to the CEREC process. He is passionate about sharing tools and templates that will assist other CEREC users with their success and satisfaction in the CAD/CAM restorative theater.

Graduating Summa cum Laude, valedictorian, from Loma Linda University in 1984, Dr. Klim has been awarded high academic recognition by the Alpha Omega Fraternity and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society and has received the Prince Award from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Klim has been awarded fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics. He is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Currently, Dr. Klim has a full time restorative practice in Santa Rosa, California and is founder and director of the James Klim CADStar™ CEREC Training and Mentoring Center, and hosts the
international Klim online CEREC training (has been viewed in over 150 countries) and CADStar Radio CAD-CASTs.

With a number of years teaching post-graduate levels in functional and aesthetic dentistry, he is now using this experience as a certified advanced CEREC Patterson trainer. His knowledge and practical clinical experience will mentor the CEREC oriented office with further CEREC integration and clinical applications.

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Digital Enamel

Digital Enamel   is what we consider an online “Digital Dental Magazine.”  It was  started by Dr.’s Todd Ehrlich and August deOliveira, but will grow with advocates to dental technology.    This encompasses many topics and categories.   We have a unique focus with our articles:  tell our stories with photographs and videos as much as possible.

We pride ourselves on this, and know that it is a lot more fun to “read.”   We know because we are on the internet, too!

We’ve only scratched the surface!   If you are interested with contributing and becoming part of the Digital Enamel family contact us.  Let us know how you can help deliver the digital message of dentistry!   It could be anywhere from CAD/CAM to simply making posts of the latest digital news.

We are proud to have James Klim, DDS join our efforts!   He is not only a well-respected clinician, he is our personal friend.  You will enjoy his creativity of media and high quality dentistry.