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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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On the other hand the face plate of the device was better secured to the head of the manikin by virtue of the wide Velcro strap and possibly the presence of the bite block.
The Isolite has replaced the rubber dam in my office; with that it gives the patient security of nothing getting down their throat while supporting their jaw with a soft, comfortable bite block.
The Company also plans to market a standard bite block, as well as the first airway bite block, to be used during endoscopy, and is pioneering the Smart Dilator for esophageal strictures.
The company also plans to market a novel standard bite block, as well as the first airway bite block, to be used during endoscopy, and is pioneering the Smart Dilator for esophageal strictures.
SafeStitch is also seeking to develop new techniques for hernia repair and natural orifice transesophageal surgery as well as planning to market novel standard bite block devices and the first Smart (Safety) Dilator for esophageal strictures.
The new nTRAK system utilizes an optical camera and fiducial markers attached to a customized bite block to provide assurance that a patient is positioned reproducibly within required tolerances throughout a course of radiation therapy treatments.
Its medical device products include band ligators, biopsy forceps, bipolar probes, bite blocks, cytology brushes, electrosurgical supplies, metal stents, needles, retrieval devices, and snares.