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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 4     3. July 2018
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 4  (03.07.2018)

Page 338-341, doi:10.11607/ijp.5727, PubMed:29953563


An Acrylic Immobilization Bite Block for Use During Radiation Therapy: Description of a New Technique
Nguyen, Caroline T. / Lee, Vincent S. K. / Wu, Jonn
Utilizing intraoral bite blocks can aid in stabilizing the mandible during radiation treatment (RT) and minimizing side effects to healthy tissues. This report describes a technique to fabricate a customized acrylic repositioning immobilization bite block that was integrated into the clinical workflow of radiation appointments with no delay in starting RT and with increased patient comfort.