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bite block

bite block

(bīt blok)
Device used in dentistry for recording the spatial relation of the jaws in respect to the occlusion of teeth.

bite block

1. A wedge of sturdy material used to maintain space between the two jaws.
2. A film holder held between the teeth for stable retention of the film packet during dental radiology.
See also: block
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Bite block was kept in case of c-LMA and secured along with it with adhesive tape.
Open Wide--this elongated foam bite block allows the caregiver to get the product into the mouth without risk of being bitten by the patient.
While other two-in-one lotions use citronella to fight off bugs, Bite Block utilizes an insect repellent that provides long-term defense against mosquitoes, chiggers, gnats, fleas and biting flies," a spokeswoman remarks.
The new design features a more stable bite block and provides additional suction capacity behind the bite block itself, assuring saliva does not pool behind the mouthpiece.
Its expanded cheek shield shape can provide suction that goes deeper into the vestibule and the new design features a more stable bite block to provide additional suction capacity behind the bite block itself to help prevent saliva from pooling behind the mouthpiece, Isolite claims.
Other new products from the supplier will include Banana Boat Action Sport spray gel with an SPF of 25, and Bite Block, a DEET-based formula that has an SPF of 15.
SafeStitch product portfolio includes the AMID Stapler[TM], endoscopic gastroplasty devices for bariatric (obesity) surgery and repair of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), a standard bite block, an airway bite block and the SMART[TM] Dilator.