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Combination intraoral radiation mouthguard-positioning stent

1 Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
2 Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Evan B Rosen,
Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_825_19

The sequelae of head-and-neck radiation may include hyposalivation, dysgeusia, trismus, mucositis, and osteoradionecrosis. A mouthguard used during radiation therapy can mitigate the effects of backscatter radiation from dental restorations. In addition, an intraoral positioning stent can assist in repositioning oral structures, such as the tongue, away from the field of radiation during treatment, thereby limiting dose delivery. The purpose of this article is to provide a technique to fabricate a combination prosthesis, which functions to reposition oral structures as well as mitigate the effects of backscatter from dental restorations during head-and-neck radiation therapy.

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