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The use of dynamic navigation to prevent implant complications –

every patient, every time.

Implant Practice Magazine US  ---  Apr/May 2017 issue Vol 10 Number 2 

Implant Navigation to Prevent Complications

NEW STUDY by the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants:

Implant Placement is more accurate using dynamic navigation

The purpose of this prospective study is to measure and compare the accuracy and precision of dynamic navigation and free-hand implant fixture placement. Our hypothesis is that the evaluated dynamic navigation system has high accuracy and precision and is superior to free hand methods.

Prospective data from 478 patients involving 714 implants were evaluated.

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Implant Placement Accuracy Using Dynamic Navigation 

The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Volume 32, Number 1, 2017

Michael S. Block, DMD/Robert W. Emery, DDS/Kathryn Lank/James Ryan, DDS, MS

JOMI Dental Implant Navigation accuracy article

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.

Int J Oral MaxIllOfac IMplants 2017;32:92–99. doi: 10.11607/jomi.5004

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* If you're note a JOMI member and would like us to send you a copy of the article, please click here. 


Study in Journal of Oral Implantology Finds Accuracy of X-Guide Navigation 11 Times Better Than Freehand Implant Placement

X-Guide Navigation Accuracy The October 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 X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system.

The model-based study appearing in the 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 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 and implants placed freehand.

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X-Guide Implant Navigation Surgery

Live X-Guide Navigation Surgery Successfully Held in New Orleans

For surgeons who are wondering if Dynamic Navigation is right for their practice, we brought a unique opportunity to see a LIVE implant surgery using the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system. Dr. Michael Block successfully performed two navigated dental implant cases using the X-Guide system. Attendees had the opportunity to watch the system in action and interact with Dr. Block at the event.

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The X-Guide system takes center stage as navigation booms ICOI Navigation news

The X-Guide system has gathered a lot of attention as an industry-leading navigation system from surgeons, key opinion leaders, speakers, dental journals and associations. 

Interactive, turn-by-turn guidance during live surgery gives you the ability to control the exact position, angle and depth — like a GPS for your handpiece.

The X-Guide system features patented technology that makes learning and integrating navigation technology easy. Read more.


Dynamic image navigation - implementation in the esthetic zone utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.

Drs. Robert W. Emery, Keith Progebin, and Kim Knoll discuss some principles of modern digital implant dentistry.

 Implant Practice Magazine - August/September 2016 volume 9 no.4 

Learn all about the use of dynamic NAVIGATION (using the X-Guide system) in two featured cases in the Aug/Sept 2016 volume 9 no. 4 issue of Implant Practice magazine! Read pages 32-37 of the current issue and be sure to take the CE article on page 38! Click here to read the digital edition!

Implant Navigation article cover      Implant CE article


Audio Podcast: Dentists, Implants and Worms interview with Dr. Robert Emery to discuss Navigation.

Dr. Justin Moody and the team at Dentists, Implants and Worms interviewed Dr. Robert Emery of Washington, D.C. to discuss how NAVIGATION technology is bursting into the implant world. Listen to this fun and educational audio podcast to hear why the X-Guide system stands out as the industry leader and learn about the future of Navigation in dentistry. Click here to listen now.

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Clinical & Techniques TECH BRIEF: Applying the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system in your practice

Dental Products Report Magazine 4/2016 edition

A closer look at surgical navigation for dental implants from X-Nav Technologies. Click here to read more!

Dental Products Report Navigation technology


X-Guide Product Profile: Implant Practice US Magazine

The X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system is the featured Product Profile in the April/May 2016 - Vol 9 No 2 issue of Implant Practice US magazine.  Click here to read more...

Implant Practice US X-Guide Navigation article


Accepted Manuscript: Static or Dynamic Navigation for Implant Placement – Choosing the method of guidance

Block MS, Emery RW, Static or Dynamic Navigation for Implant Placement – Choosing the method of guidance, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2015), doi: 10.1016/ j.joms.2015.09.022.

Abstract: The purpose of the present report is to contrast and compare 2 methods of dental implant placement. One method uses computed tomography data for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing to generate static guides for implant placement. The second method is a dynamic navigation system that uses a stereo vision computer triangulation setup to guide implant placement. A review of the published data was performed to provide evidence-based material to compare each method. Finally, the indications for each type of method are discussed.

JOMS/AAOMS Members can access the article here:



X-Nav Technologies Brings Surgical Navigation into the Dental Office for More Accurate Implant Results When Replacing Missing Teeth

The X-Guide™ Dynamic 3D Navigation system expands the surgeon’s control over the implant process during live surgery.

Lansdale, PA (October 15, 2015) - X-Nav Technologies, LLC announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the X- Guide™ Dynamic 3D Navigation system. The X-Guide system is designed to elevate the surgeon’s control and precision over the entire implant process, including planning and placement. This results in the ability to deliver a more desirable functional and aesthetic outcome in dental implant surgeries. Click here to read more...

Now available in the United States, Canada and Europe.

For immediate sales information, please contact Chris Scharff, VP of Sales at or 1-267-718-2281.


Let Us Know What You Think! Test Drive X-Guide At the ACOMS Annual Conference April 18-20 in Florida.

X-Nav Technologies is heading to Fort Lauderdale, FL from April 18-20 to display the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system at the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference and Exhibition.

Visit booth #200 to test drive navigated surgery with a hands-on drill demo and learn more about Dynamic 3D Navigation technology. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your feedback on the X-Guide system.

For more immediate information, please contact us at 855.475.9628.


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!


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-Nav Technologies Receives Investment Award from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania




Jan 31, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, A National Leader In Technology-Based Economic Development has invested $2 million in 11 early-stage companies.

Ben Franklin’s largest investment was provided to X-Nav Technologies of Lansdale that is developing surgical navigation systems and other medical devices for dentists.


X-Nav Technologies Attends the Annual Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 2014 Dental Implant Conference in Chicago, IL

The 2014 Dental Implant Conference: The Art of Healing offers an intensive educational program of innovative techniques and procedures for the entire implant team, presented by an internationally renowned faculty of leaders in implant dentistry.

X-Nav Technologies is featured in the exhibition experience of the most technologically advanced products and services available in the field, and has the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country.

If you did not get to visit X-Nav Technologies at the AAOMS Dental Implant Conference and would like to know more about X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation, please contact us


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