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Implant Placement Accuracy Using Dynamic Navigation – JOMI Vol. 32 No. 1 2017

What is the accuracy of placing implants using Dynamic 3D navigation?  How does Dynamic Navigation compare to surgical guides and freehand surgery?JOMI_17_32_92_pdf

The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) has published a clinical study that addresses these questions. If you are wondering how Dynamic 3D Navigation stacks up, read the Vol 32, No. 1 issue to learn more about this latest technique for more accurate placement of dental implants.

“Conclusion: Dynamic navigation can achieve accuracy of implant placement similar to static guides and is an improvement over freehand implant placement. In addition, there was a learning curve to achieve proficiency.”

If you would like to arrange a viewing of the X-Guide leading dynamic 3d navigation system for dental surgical implant placement, please contact us at or 267-436-0420 today!


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Study in JOI Finds Accuracy of X-Guide™ Navigation is 11x Better Than Freehand Implant Placement

The Oct 2016, Vol. 42, No. 5 issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology features a new study that confirms the accuracy of placing dental implants using the industry-leading X-Guide™ dynamic 3D navigation system.

X-Guide Implant Navigation Accuracy The model-based study appearing in JOI (The official publication of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry) was used to determine the accuracy of placing dental implants using the X-Guide™ dynamic navigation system.

The study focused on measurements of the overall accuracy of implant placement relative to the virtual plan. It also compared accuracy of static guides, implants placed freehand, as well as other navigation systems on the market.

The results show that the 3D angular accuracy of the X-Guide™ system is approximately 11 times better than freehand and 2D lateral positional accuracy is approximately 8 times better than freehand.

Dynamic Navigation vs. Static Guides

The authors also stated, while both static and dynamic image navigation are highly accurate, dynamic navigation systems have the following advantages:

  1. The patient can be scanned, planned, and undergo surgery on the same day.
  2. The plans can be altered during surgery when clinical situations dictate a change.
  3. The entire field can be visualized at all times.
  4. Accuracy can be verified at all times.

Further clinical indications of dynamically guided systems include:

  • Limited mouth opening.
  • Tight interdental spaces that preclude the use of guidance tubes in CAD/CAM guides.
  • Distal implants (i.e. second molars) that are precluded from CAD/CAM static guides by prolongation height.
  • And the inability to take impressions due to hyper exaggerated gag reflex.

Increased Accuracy is Now Immediate and In-Office

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In addition to the X-Guide system’s robust implant planning software, surgeons are also excited to bring navigation technology into the dental office. Increased accuracy is now immediate.

Same-day guided surgery can be a reality for more surgeons and patients. There are no additional processing or shipping delays that are common in the static guide process – and it’s a fraction of the cost of traditional guides.

With the X-Guide’s patented technology, learning and integrating navigation technology is easy. It is important to note that with this system, the surgeon concentrates on a single target to assist in precisely guiding the implant. The result – consistently achieve a more desirable functional and esthetic outcome.

Lately, the X-Guide system has gathered a lot of attention as the industry-leading Navigation system among surgeons, key opinion leaders, speakers, and dental journals and associations. It’s safe to say that the implant industry has eagerly embraced the X-Guide navigation system as the next big thing.

Read the Accuracy Study by clicking here.


You’re Invited to Attend a Live X-Guide Navigation Surgery in New Orleans

Wondering if Dynamic Navigation is right for your practice? We’re bringing you a unique opportunity to see a LIVE implant surgery using the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system while in town for the AAID meeting this month. img_7787

Dr. Michael Block will be performing navigated dental implant cases using the X-Guide system. You have the opportunity to watch the system in action and interact with Dr. Block at the event.

***Cant’ make it but want to know what’s NEW with X-Guide? Visit us in booth #1019 at the AAID in New Orleans October 26-29 to check out the latest info, like our new software release, published clinical and accuracy studies, and navigation tools! If you’re not attending the AAID meeting this year, please join our Facebook community for on-site updates .



X-Guide LIVE!

A Day of Live Navigated Surgeries Using the X-Guide System in Washington, D.C.

liveToday is a big day for X-Nav Technologies – we’re hosting some very special international guests at the office of Dr. Robert Emery in Washington, D.C. to do 5 (yes, FIVE) live surgeries using the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system.  Stay tuned in to our Facebook page for updates throughout the day.

If you missed this event, you can still view the day on our Facebook page and if you’re interested in scheduling a live visit please contact us at

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West Coast Event! See X-Guide in Napa on June 3-4

Napa UCLA Implant eventSee us at the UCLA Napa Implant Symposium June 3-4.

The symposium is titled “Controversies and Innovations in Implant Dentistry” and the program is customized to ensure that participants leave with an understanding of the latest techniques, knowledge, and skills in evidence based implant dentistry.

Earn 8 CE Credits.

Speakers: Peter K. Moy, DMD, Michael S. Block, DMD, Tyler P. Lasseigne, DDS, CDT, Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS

Topics: Guided Surgery, Navigational Surgery, Treatment in the Aesthetic Zone…/ucla-napa-implant-symposium

Get your hands on an X-Guide surgical navigation system!

Meisinger’s 6th Annual High Altitude Comprehensive Implant Symposium will be held from February 3-6, 2016 at the beautiful Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. World-renowned speakers will present on current topics and trends in implantology while providing hands-on workshops and training.

Meisinger meeting flyerMichael Block, DMD will present on the main podium on Thursday, February 4th on the topic of Dynamic Navigation to Perfect Implant Placement.   Following this presentation, Dr. Block will lead the hands-on workshop on Friday, February 5th, where attendees have the opportunity to become more competent in Dynamic 3D Navigation using the X-Guide system for live drilling. Attendees will utilize the full-featured XOS implant planning software to plan an actual case, then utilize the X-Guide navigation system to drill to planned position, angle and depth.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to become a surgical Navigator!


Dynamic Navigation to Perfect Implant Placement

Michael Block, DMD

This is the hands-on portion of Dr. Michael Block’s lecture on Dynamic Navigation for implant surgery. This interactive workshop will advance your proficiency with Dynamic Navigation drilling techniques and understanding of how to optimize the technology for your practice. Navigation. Static guide stents are limited to a predetermined implant position and no intra-operative position changes can be made. Dynamic Navigation allows the surgeon to visualize implant site development while the drills are in function to increase the accuracy of Position, Angle and Depth.

Objective: This course will put you a step-ahead of the learning curve to allow for proficiency to be achieved with extensive Dynamic Navigation case review followed by attendees completing hands-on drill demos on the X-Guide system using sawbones. Complete maxilla and mandible implant placement using dynamic navigation.

More info and sign up here:

***We are offering a $400 tuition discount by using code”XNav 16″!

Now taking Pre-orders for X-Guide!


X-Nav announced that it will be accepting pre-orders for the new X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system up until December 15th, 2015. Discounted pricing will be available on a limited number of X-Guide units, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Up to $4,600 savings available for qualified customers.

If you are interested in placing a pre-order for an X-Guide system, please contact our Vice President of Sales or complete the form here to have someone contact you:

Chris Scharff
Vice President of Sales
267-718-2281 (mobile)

X-Nav Is Coming to San Francisco – March 12-14

X-Nav to Showcase Dynamic 3D Navigation to Implant Professionals in San Francisco from March 12-14

X-Nav Technologies will feature the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation System at the Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting on March 12-14 in San Francisco, CA. Dental implant professionals will converge to celebrate the AO’s 30th anniversary to discuss Science, Collaboration and Clinical Excellence. The X-Guide system will be on display in booth #919.

Both excitement and interest in the X-Guide system at previous shows has been incredible. Be sure to arrive early so that you can participate in one of the hands-on drilling demos, where you get to actually test-drive X-Guide navigated implant placement.   Surely, you will be impressed with the ease of the system.

If you are interested in pre-scheduling one of our popular drill demos, please contact us at 855-475-9628 or (first-come-first-served).  We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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X-Nav Technologies Attends the ICOI in Orlando, FL – January 22-24, 2015

X-Nav Technologies will be exhibiting at the International College of Oral Implantologists Winter Implant Symposium being held in sunny Orlando, FL from January 22-24, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these program sponsored activities:

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors: Thursday, January 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30pm
  • Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall: Friday, January 23 and Saturday, Jan 24
  • Lunch in the Exhibit Hall: Friday, January 23 and Saturday, Jan 24

Or during these dedicated exhibit hours:

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 23, 2015 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

The scientific program, offering 20 CE credits, was designed by Dr. Avi Schetritt. The theme for this symposium is, “Lessons Taught – Lessons Learned”.

Visit X-Nav Technologies in booth #702 to learn more about X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation, or contact X-Nav today to schedule a demo at a time that is convenient for you.

X-Guide Coming Soon


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X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation for Implants

Introducing X-Guide®, a revolutionary new system that will extend the capabilities of your cone beam system for simplified and more accurate implant procedures.  X-Guide boasts dynamic 3D navigation that will deliver interactive, turn-by-turn guidance giving you the ability to improve the precision and accuracy of implant POSITION, ANGLE and DEPTH.

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See implant position, drill movements, and anatomy in a single view

Featuring the only live, 360-degree single-view of drill position and anatomy during surgery, X-Guide will allow you to confidently transfer your 3D treatment plan to the patient, with ease.  Soon available, X-Guide also will make same-day guided surgery a reality for patients – and at just a fraction of the cost of traditional guides.

FIRST LOOK! Are you ready to take your 3D implant planning to the next level? Become an X-Nav Insider and get early access to news and updates on X-Guide technology, including early notice of product availability.  Join us now [click here]!

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