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Dental Protection During Endoscopy

Dental Protection During Endoscopy Abstract To the Editor.—In the February Archives, Salisbury et al1 described an appliance to protect the maxillary teeth and palate during endoscopy using a heat-cured acrylic splint fabricated in a dental laboratory. We have found that silicone dental impression material makes a thoroughly satisfactory appliance for this purpose. Polysiloxanes, which have the greatest final hardness, are the most suitable formulations. The appliance can be made by the surgeon in five to ten minutes either at the bedside or in the operating room, and thus there is no delay for fabrication. The material is durable (it is used for dental guards in athletics), yet disposable, with a unit cost of 10 to 15 cents. References 1. Salisbury PL III, Curtis JW Jr, Kohut RI: Appliance to protect maxillary teeth and palate during endoscopy . Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110-106-107.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Dental Protection During Endoscopy

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 110 (9) – Sep 1, 1984

Dental Protection During Endoscopy

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—In the February Archives, Salisbury et al1 described an appliance to protect the maxillary teeth and palate during endoscopy using a heat-cured acrylic splint fabricated in a dental laboratory. We have found that silicone dental impression material makes a thoroughly satisfactory appliance for this purpose. Polysiloxanes, which have the greatest final hardness, are the most suitable formulations. The appliance can be made by the surgeon in five to ten minutes...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1984.00800350070018
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—In the February Archives, Salisbury et al1 described an appliance to protect the maxillary teeth and palate during endoscopy using a heat-cured acrylic splint fabricated in a dental laboratory. We have found that silicone dental impression material makes a thoroughly satisfactory appliance for this purpose. Polysiloxanes, which have the greatest final hardness, are the most suitable formulations. The appliance can be made by the surgeon in five to ten minutes either at the bedside or in the operating room, and thus there is no delay for fabrication. The material is durable (it is used for dental guards in athletics), yet disposable, with a unit cost of 10 to 15 cents. References 1. Salisbury PL III, Curtis JW Jr, Kohut RI: Appliance to protect maxillary teeth and palate during endoscopy . Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110-106-107.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1984

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