DENTAL FLEXI-SAD + bite block

Simple, safe and secure. Benefits the patient, oral surgeon and anaesthetist.

A flexible laryngeal mask airway is commonly used by the surgical team, offering several advantages in reducing the recovery time post anaesthesia for day surgery. The disadvantage is that the airway tube of the laryngeal mask airway obstructs the surgical field and may be liable to damage or dislocation by the surgical team. The Genesis Airway bite block when vertically placed between the molar teeth to achieve jaw opening has a channel in the medial surface that allows the airway tube to be clipped into the bite block. This removes the airway tube from the surgical field and stabilizes it preventing accidental dislocation. The airway tube may be easily clipped in and out of the bite block without dislocating the airway, allowing movement of the bite block to the opposite side of the jaw and giving surgical access to the entire surgical field.
After surgery has ended and the patient is emerging from anaesthesia the bite block may be clipped to the airway tube in a horizontal position preventing the patient biting down on and occluding the airway tube. The Genesis bite block is single-use, minimising infection risks from re-sterilisation.


Unobstructed surgical access to the entire oral cavity

Reduces the risk of accidental dislocation of the laryngeal mask airway or damage to the airway tube

Easy clip in/out mechanism allowing repositioning of the bite block

Prevents airway tube occlusion and negative pressure pulmonary oedema caused by the patient biting down on the tube when. Emerging from anaesthesia

The dental tracks of the Genesis bite blocks are designed to fit firmly over the teeth, reducing movement

Genesis bite blocks are single-use. Rubber or plastic multiple-use airway products are discouraged due to re-sterilisation and infection risks

All the contraindications to using a first generation SAD

Increased risk of aspiration: Prolonged bag-valve-mask ventilation, morbid obesity, second or third trimester pregnancy, patients who have not fasted before ventilation, upper gastrointestinal bleed

Need for high airway pressures; poor pulmonary compliance, high airway resistance

Suspected or known abnormalities in supraglottic anatomy

Edentulous or patients with insufficient teeth to support a bite block

The cuff inflation must be checked before use.

Place on a flat surface then deflate the mask cuff with a syringe.

Lubricate the back plate of the mask.

Make sure the patients head is in the “sniffing the morning air” position.

Insert the laryngeal mask along the hard and soft palate, guiding the mask through the natural bend in the airway until resistance is felt.

Create a seal by inflating the mask cuff and check the pressure.

Insert bite block vertically between molar teeth to achieve desired level of jaw opening ensuring the airway channel is on the medial surface. Ensure the airway tube of the laryngeal mask airway has no tension by gently pushing into the mouth. The airway tube of the laryngeal mask airway may be clicked into the channel on the bite block by pressing it laterally. To unlock the airway tube from the bite block, press the airway tube medially.

To change sides. Unlock the airway tune (Press medially). Remove the bite block, rotate 180 degrees to ensure the airway channel remains on the medial surface and transfer to the opposite side and repeat step 7.

When waking the patient, the bite block may be placed in a horizontal position (dental groove superior) to prevent occlusion of the airway by patient biting down.

To unclip the airway tube from the bite block, stabilize the bite block and press the tube medially.

If the surgeon suspects that force being applied to the jaw (such as luxating or using forceps to remove a molar) may be enough to dislocate the bite block, it is advised that the airway tube is disconnected from the bite block whilst this occurs.


Units : Minimum Order Quantity 10 and Multiples thereof