X-GUIDE DYNAMIC NAVIGATION Minimally Invasive Endodontic Treatment 

Patients and dentists can benefit from more accurate and minimally invasive access to dental structures requiring endodontic treatment, such as calcified canals and apicoectomies of impacted teeth, thanks to X-Guide dynamic navigation.

Additionally, combining 3D imaging with X-Guide navigation allows dentists to locate and access endodontic tooth structures more precisely. Subsequently X-Guide will help achieve less invasive access and prep of calcified and hidden canals, while perform minimally invasive apicoectomy and root-end access and minimize damage to anatomical structures. Also, preserving tooth structure, saving time and potentially reduce intra-operative imaging


“X-Guide dynamic navigation is an extremely accurate solution to a common endodontic challenge: calcified root canal systems. With X-Guide, I can perform minimally invasive root canal therapy (RCT) with much more predictability and less stress.”
L. Stephen Buchanan

DDS, FICD, FACD, of Santa Barbara, CA

X-Guide in Endodontics

The X-Point™ technology of the X-Guide system provides the dentist with a live image of the patient’s 3D anatomy as well as a digital handpiece to guide drill motions during surgery. The dentist may precisely direct their drill to an exact entry site for more successful endodontic treatments. Tools in the X-Guide software, such as the virtual Prep feature for planning and following an ideal drill path, X-MarkTM virtual registration for using small, medium, and large field of view CBCTs, and integration with high-speed handpieces, make navigation easy to integrate into the endodontic workflow.
“In teeth with calcification, X-Guide dynamic guidance can be used to reduce structural weakening through minimally-invasive endodontic procedures.”
Dr. Charles Maupin

DDS, of Lubbock, TX


According to studies, “The dynamic navigation system was more accurate and more efficient in root-end resection in a cadaver model than the freehand technique. The dynamic navigation system has the potential to be a safe and reliable technological addition to endodontic microsurgery.”

Dr. Frederico Martinho, DDS, M.Sc., PhD, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, shared that “Our recent studies with X-Guide focused on minimally invasive access cavity, post removal, locating calcified canals, and endodontic microsurgery. It has the potential to improve accuracy, reduce surgical time, and operator mishaps. Both the endodontic residents and I were able to quickly master the technology – the learning curve was not steep for novel or experienced endodontists.”
1 Accuracy and efficiency of guided root-end resection using a dynamic navigation system: a human cadaver study. . O Dianat, A Nosrat, B Mostoufi, JB Price, S Gupta, FC Martinho. PMID 33368371, DOI:10.1111/iej.13466
As a result, the X-Guide system has gained global recognition for giving dental surgeons the ability to perform more accurate and precise dental implant procedures, compared to freehand surgery. Furthermore, over 300,000 dental implants have been surgically placed using the X-Guide system around the world.  
“As X-Guide surgical navigation became an integral part of dental implant surgery, it also became clear that expanding access to our technology for endodontic procedures would improve provider capabilities and patient experiences. I’m proud of our talented team of clinical and engineering masterminds for being able to deliver the benefits of surgical navigation to more dental professionals,” said Edward Marandola, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of X-Nav Technologies.


Clinical Articles: Proven & Published Accuracy

The Evidence-Based Dental Navigation System

Real-Time 3D Image-Guided Navigation System In Endodontic Microsurgery – A Cadaver Study

Journal of Endodontics

Accuracy and Efficiency of 3-dimensional Dynamic Navigation System for Removal of Fiber Post from Root Canal-Treated Teeth

National Library of Medicine

Guided Endodontic Access in a Maxillary Molar Using a Dynamic Navigation System

Journal of Endodontics

Accuracy and Efficiency of a Dynamic Navigation System for Locating Calcified Canals

Journal of Endodontics

A Revolutionary Protocol for Endodontic Access

Dentistry Today

Accuracy and efficiency of guided root-end resection using a dynamic navigation system: a human cadaver study

International Endodontic Journal
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Proven & Published: Evidence-Based Studies on X-Guide for Endodontics and Implants