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Each new edition of the CDT manual incorporates to the latest version of the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code). The CDT Manual and its companion publication Dental Coding Made Simple are valued references for dentists and practice staff. This web page is an interim compilation of additional information that the Council on Dental Benefit Programs (CDBP) believes will be helpful before the next editions are published. Please bookmark this page for ready reference.

CDT Manual Errata

The following information corrects errors that occurred during the printing process. Errors are described in the following table, and are also illustrated in the downloadable CDT 2013 Errata PDF.

 Page #  Error Description
 17

a) The highlighted text “Porcelain/ceramic inlays/onlays…” is a general descriptor for codes D2610 through D2644; it is not the D2544 descriptor.

b) The highlighted text “Resin-based composite inlays/onlays…” is a general descriptor for codes D2650 through D2664; it is not the D2644 descriptor.
25

The highlighted text is the subcategory for “Apexification/Recalcification and Pulpal Regeneration Procedures” — it is NOT the D3348 descriptor, and should be in boldface.

56 Highlighted text is misaligned with first line of nomenclature
63 a)  The highlighted text “Extractions…” is a subcategory heading; it is NOT part of the introductory text and should be in boldface.
b) The highlighted text “Surgical Extractions…” is a subcategory heading; it is NOT part of the D7140 descriptor and should be in boldface.
 67

a)  The highlighted text “Surgical Excision…” is a subcategory heading; it is NOT part of the D7350 descriptor and should be in boldface.

b) The highlighted text “Includes Non-Odontogenic….” is a sub-subcategory under “Surgical Excision…” and should NOT be in boldface.
 68 The highlighted text is a subcategory heading above D7471; it is NOT the D7461 descriptor cited and should be in boldface.
73 The highlighted text is a subcategory heading that should be in boldface, followed a general descriptor applicable to D7911 and D7912; it is NOT the D7910 descriptor.
75  The word "procedure"... missing from nomenclature D7960.
101  The highlighted text should read “one to three”

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