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Blog Author: Mark Fleming

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Registration links are attached for each meeting along with a brief description.  


  • Monday March 23, 2020
    • Efficient Posterior Crown Design – Learn how to optimize your crown preps for maximum efficiency and productivity
      • Dr. Mike Skramstad – 12:00 Noon PDT


  • Monday March 23, 2020 
    • Digital Implant Workflows – Learn about a complete digital workflow for replacing single teeth with implants
      • Dr. Dan Butterman – 1:00PM PDT


  • Tuesday March 24, 2020
    • Overview of the new SureSmile 7.6 Software. – Learn the nuances of the new SureSmile 7.6 software and how it significantly improves the workflow
      • Dr. Meena Barsoum – 12:00 Noon PDT 


  •   Implant Restorative Design with CEREC – Learn ideal workflows for chairside implant design and fabrication.
    • Dr. Mike Skramstad 2:00PM PDT 


  • Wednesday March 25, 2020
    • Anterior Design with CEREC – Dr. Mike Skramstad will show you tips and tricks for designing your anterior restorations with CEREC
      • Dr. Mike Skramstad – 12:00 Noon PDT 


  • Immediate vs. Delayed Implants – Dr. Doug Smail will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique for placing implants
    • Dr. Doug Smail - 1:00PM PDT 



  • Thursday –  March 26, 2020
    • Addressing the Failing Implant – What to do when you realize your implant is failing?  Dr. Farhad Boltchi will address the proper protocol for handing these situations
      • Dr. Farhad Boltchi – 3:00PM PDT 



  • Friday March 27, 2020
    • SICAT 2.0 – Software Update Overview – Learn all the new features of the new SICAT 2.0 software and its indications for use
      • Darin O’Bryan -12:00 Noon PDT 



We have just uploaded videos that give the complete workflow for implants utilizing Atlantis to create custom abutments. You can find them here:


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Also, we have a webinar Monday night:

Monthly Webinar - New Digital Implant Workflow for Atlantis Abutments Through Sirona Connect

The next cerecdoctors.com Academy exclusive monthly webinar
is scheduled for:

Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PDT)

With the release of Sirona Connect 4.5, CEREC® owners now have a direct digital pathway for Atlantis abutments. This webinar will feature Darin Lockaby, (Director of Sales for Digital Implant Solutions, Dentsply Sirona Implants) briefly providing an overview of Atlantis abutments, the process of getting started and the step-by-step clinical workflow. Dr. Dan Butterman will review his clinical experience with Atlantis, describe when and why he uses this workflow, specifically relative to TiBase restorations and show some excellent clinical cases. We’ll finish with a short Q&A and a list of resources to support doctors interested in moving forward with this new workflow.

Once again, when you need info concerning CEREC, cerecdoctors.com has you covered!! Enjoy!

22 Mar 2016

Posted by Mark Fleming on March 22nd, 2016 at 10:01 am
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Dr. Rich Rosenblatt passed along this great tip.

When glazing e.max restorations, sometimes the Object Fix can get embedded into the glaze and then after firing, there are some sharp edges around the perimeter of the restoration. I use two things to remove the rough exterior spots and bring back a nice polished finish. 

The first thing I like to use is the Premier thin Fibra-Point wheel.


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I use this to remove excess Object Fix and also I will use them to pre-polish the crown after removing the sprue.


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I run my fingertip around the perimeter of the crown to see if I can feel any rough areas and then use this wheel at a low speed to buff them out.  

Once I’m done with that, I use a #11 Robinson brush with Diashine paste to bring back the luster. 


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18 Jun 2015

Posted by Mark Fleming on June 18th, 2015 at 03:26 pm
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Have you ever wondered the secret to a great implant proposal?  How much time and frustration would that save you? Dr. Mike Skramstad, one of the most experienced clinicians in the world with the Sirona Implant Design, explains what the software looks for and how to use a systematic, simple recipe to manipulate each step into great proposals every time.


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28 May 2015

I have heard from several people that if one does not designate an implant restoration correctly, usually not picking TiBase or SCANPOST correctly, that you have to DELETE the restoration and re-designate the restoration. There is another way.


Go to ADMINISTRATION, click on EDIT RESTORATION and the tooth number to be edited.


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Click on CAMLOG.

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Click on SIRONA and designate TIBASE or SCANPOST and the appropriate implant system and click OK.


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There is no need to DELETE the restoration!

16 Apr 2015

It never fails. Just about every other week, there is a post similar to this:


I have been hearing several people mention they routinely cement e.max with RMGI cements. How does the research compare to bonding? ( clinical data would be great, I know bonding done in lab studies far exceeds cement). Esthetics? HT vs LT? Do you need to change parameters? Minimal thickness and cement spacer? I would love to hear comments from those who have been cementing. Thanks.


It is my opinion that the reason many people use e.max is for its added strength, especially in the molar area. So what is the relative difference between bonding and cementing? What are you giving up for strength for the ease of cementing?


The slides I am going to show are from one of the over 1500 videos on cerecdoctors.com. Dr. Dennis Fasbinder did a video on this subject. First:


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So what is happening here? Well, if you are looking for strength, adhesive bonding is what will insure this.


And what about relative strengths? I know there are a lot of CERECers who would never place Empress Cad on a molar. Oh the travesty of doing that!!!! But let’s look at this:


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The strength of a 1.5mm thick e.max cemented is the same as a 1.5mm bonded Empress CAD. And look at a cemented e.max at 1.0mm cemented. But we know ALL of you use e.max at 1.5mm!!!!! ;-)


So if you wouldn’t use Empress CAD, why would you use e.max cemented? Something to ponder and chew on!


To see more on this subject visit https://www.cerecdoctors.com/discussion-boards/view/id/37507


31 Oct 2014

Posted by Mark Fleming on October 31st, 2014 at 11:08 am
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There seems to be a recent explosion recently with new materials for the CEREC technology. Dr. Bob Conte recently posted cases on the boards that he had done with the material. Lots more options than Vita Mark 2 or Pro Cad!!!!! 


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