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- Subject: bite blocks
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (sydney)
- Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 14:10:13 -0700
I find "bite blocks" at the local sporting goods store. They are plastic and are used by people who play sports to keep them from grinding teeth or biting their tongues I think. I use them occasionally usually with people who are recovering from coma and have low level cognitive functioning. With some people it is successful to decrease grinding of teeth. Although generally they have to be monitored so they remove the bite block and chew it up.
Sydney Danziger MS CCC SLP
From: Hans Vermeer[SMTP:3rdI@CompuServe.COM]
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 1997 11:43 AM
To: dysphagia list serv
Subject: Dworkin inventions
Can you let me know where I can obtain so-called "bite blocks", an
invention of a person by the name of Dworkin, I have been told.
That same Dworkin, according to my information, also invented the so-called
"see-scape", a device which makes it possible to measure the pressure
(and/or the maintaining of a certain pressure) of air expelled through the
nose, by showing a little ball in a glass tube linked to the nose, the
height of which in the tube being indicative of the pressure (bio-feedback
to the patient). Can you let me know where I can obtain this device?
Are you aware of any other inventions of this same Dworkin? What about a
set of tongue depressors, stacked up and held together, with each tongue
depressor perpendicular to the one just above and the one just below?
I was hesitant raising the above questions because it is the first time I
pose a question on this list serv. But then I realized, there are no
Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.
- bite blocks
- From: g_brennantg@TITAN.SFASU.EDU (g_brennantg@TITAN.SFASU.EDU)
- bite blocks
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