This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
We describe the construction of a custom-made bite block to be used during external beam radiotherapy to the oral cavity. The bite block is made with standard maxillofacial prosthetic techniques and materials. The design allows accurate and reproducible positioning of the perioral tissues to aid planning of radiotherapy and treatment. The compressibility of this device improves comfort for the patient, while it is in use.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
- Practical Radiotherapy Planning, 3rd edn. Arnold, London1999 (p. 1–33)
Pointon, R, CS, Studd, D, The Radiotherapy of Malignant Disease, 2nd edn. London, Springer, 1991, 98, 99
Accepted: September 13, 2000
Received: March 8, 2000
© 2001 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.