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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.


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″!

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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