What is the Penguin RFA and how does it work?

The Penguin RFA, is an innovative device that helps dentists reliably and affordably measure and monitor implant stability. Here's how it works.

 The Penguin RFA, is an innovative device that helps dentists reliably and affordably measure and monitor implant stability. The Penguin uses Resonance Frequency Analysis (RFA), to predictably measure implant stability providing dentists with an Implant Stability Quotient value (ISQ) to support the decision of when to restore the implant. Having accurate ISQ measurements gives clinicians confidence when determining safe loading times assessing osseointegration particularly in patients with compromised bone by recognizing if an implant might not be successful. Scientific literature on RFA indicates that an ISQ greater than 70 is considered highly stable while an ISQ less than 60 is considered low stability. Taking a baseline reading at implant placement and then, if appropriate, successive ISQ measurements during healing provides the clinician with valuable information about the integration of the implant.


The Penguin RFA is easy to use.

First, to activate the device, simply press the black control button.


The twin displays will light up with two dashes indicating that the unit is ready to take a measurement. With the MulTipeg™ threaded into the implant, with a provided driver, the operator holds the Penguin RFA at an angle near the tip of the MulTipeg™. A signal from the instrument tip causes a magnet inside the MulTipeg™ to resonate a frequency, which is detected by the unit.

The resulting ISQ value appears immediately on both displays.


It is advisable to take at least two measurements, buccal and lingual.

There's an associated MulTipeg™ for most popular titanium and ceramic implant brands and platforms.


The biggest benefits the Penguin RFA provides are that it is an easy, reliable and affordable way to measure implant stability. Using scientifically backed methodology to support the clinician's decision of when to restore the implant.

Here are some of the key product highlights:

  • Accurate ISQ measurement
  • Easy to use
  • Much lower cost than competing ISQ devices
  • Reusable MulTipeg™ guaranteed for 20 autoclave cycles
  • Cordless, lightweight


We know you'll find the Penguin RFA to be an excellent instrument that will help you become more confident in managing your implant cases. 

To learn more or order your Penguin RFA implant stability monitor and MulTipegs, visit Citagenix.com or call us at 877-243-6724 (+1-450-688-2564).

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Resonance frequency analysis (RFA) provides a noninvasive, objective method of assessing implant stability over time. This technology has been studied and utilized in implant dentistry for more than 20 years and can be defined as the measurement of the frequency at which an object vibrates.