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CDT book and app, ADA News receive EXCEL awards

July 13, 2015
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Product Development & Sales and the ADA News, departments within the ADA Publishing Division, earned EXCEL Awards from Association Media & Publishing, a trade group for association publishing.

The EXCEL Awards recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications.

CDT 2015: Dental Procedure Codes (J015) won the Gold EXCEL Award in the Books: Technical Book category. CDT 2015 gives dental staff a resource to code and document services accurately for claim submissions and dental records.  The product is the most up-to-date coding resource, and the only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry. It includes a claim form with detailed instructions for completion, as well as a searchable CD-ROM for quick code look up.

In addition, the CDT Code Check App for iOS and Android (J015i) won the Gold EXCEL Award in the Media Innovation: Mobile Application (Educational) category. The handy, searchable app contains the most up-to-date CDT Codes, including 16 new procedure codes and 52 revised procedure codes.

"CDT coding is one of the most valuable services the ADA provides," said Michael Springer, senior vice president, Business and Publishing. "The new CDT app is a response to our members who want to get the information in a new, more convenient format. We are very excited to have this new innovation recognized by our peers."

The ADA News won the Silver EXCEL AWARD in the Newspapers: Feature Article category for the article "Dentist Takes Personal Crusade to the Next Level," published in the May 19, 2014, issue. The article features Dr. Steven Conlon who has been fighting for those with leukemia or lymphoma following the loss of his father-in-law, Dr. Thomas A. Bowles, to acute myeloid leukemia in 2006. Dr. Conlon's involvement has grown from fundraising in his practice and his community to spearheading bone marrow donor drives in a statewide program sponsored by the Michigan Dental Association, and even helping launch similar programs in Georgia and New York.

The winners were announced in April and were honored during the 35th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala at AMP's 2015 Annual Meeting, June 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the award-winning CDT products, visit To read the ADA News article, visit and search in the May 2014 archive.