The Japanese National Insurance has covered the laser treatment for recurrent aphthous stomatitis since 2018. It is very important to understand the rule of insurance and also the novel technics for the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis with laser application. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare ask to refer for this laser treatment to the “Basic concept for the treatment of the recurrent aphthous stomatitis with laser application” which was distributed by the Japanese Association for Dental Science in 2018. The safety management in laser dentistry based on “Basic concept for the treatment of the recurrent aphthous stomatitis with laser application” will be clear in this article.
Fluorescence-based devices are adjunct tools for caries detection. Both DIAGNOdent and DIAGNOdent pen were developed for this application. The present review was basic science and advance of those devices.
The Er:YAG laser is characterized by its ability to perform non-thermal vaporization. Its effects include a good and rapid postoperative healing process, reduction of postoperative discomfort, and the possibility of treatment under no anesthesia. We will discuss the precautions for using the Er:YAG laser in the treatment of stomatitis, removal of benign gingival tumors, excision of the lingual frenectomy, removal of benign tongue tumors, and removal of mucous retention cysts.
Dental diode lasers are ideal for procedures that involve cutting or contouring oral soft tissue. As a clinical tool, diode lasers offer a wide range of clinical treatment possibilities as they are capable of precision-cutting gingival and other soft tissues while also eliminating bleeding at the site. Some treatments with diode lasers are covered by insurance. This report describes clinical applications and precautions for insured diode laser treatments.
This is clinical report of Nd:YAG laser in insurance medical treatment. It is known that one of characteristic of Nd:YAG laser beam is tissue permeability. Hence, this laser beam has difficulty in making incisions in oral soft tissue and removing some outer layers of the gingiva. Therefore, this report introduces clinical cases of laser irradiation with edible ink and TiO2 powder in insurance medical treatment.
The cumulative number of high-power lasers for dental lasers introduced in Japan in 2019 was 51,631. Carbon dioxide lasers account for 60.4% （31,195 units） of total sales of high-power lasers. It is necessary to understand the safety of only the most popular lasers in Japan. As demonstrated by their use in insurance-approved cases, carbon dioxide lasers are highly suitable for soft tissues such as tumors and cysts in the oral cavity. However, since the irradiation conditions differ depending on the type, model, and site of the laser, it is necessary to apply the laser with caution.