Dynamic Navigation for Surgical Implant Placement: Overview of Technology, Key Concepts, and a Case Report

Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2018 Oct;39(9):614-621; quiz 622.


Over the course of several decades implant dentistry has evolved to include 3-dimensionally (3D) planned and guided surgery. One of the latest innovations is dynamic navigation, which may allow surgeons to place implants with accuracy similar to stereolithographic guides based on 3D, prosthetically directed plans. Benefits of dynamically guided surgery include real-time feedback, a streamlined digital workflow, improved surgical visualization, and adaptability to intraoperative findings. This article discusses the technology and workflow of dynamic navigation and its application for guided implant placement. Additionally, a case completed using this technology is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Cone-Beam Computed Tomography*
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Dental Implants
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted*


  • Dental Implants