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New guide to help complete claim forms correctly

March 08, 2018

If a dentist has ever wondered when to report a tooth or an oral cavity on a claim, The ADA Practice Institute has the answers in a new publication called “The ADA Guide to Dental Procedures Reported with Area of the Oral Cavity or Tooth Anatomy (or Both).” 

The guide, developed with support from knowledge experts in the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, will assist dentists and practice staff in knowing which CDT codes should be reported with either an oral cavity area code, or tooth number and surface, or both.

This free guide is available for viewing and download at

The ADA has created a landing page for dental benefits information that can help dentists address and resolve even their most vexing questions,, part of the ADA Center for Professional Success.

Staff from the Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality can help dentists with dental benefits-related problems, questions and concerns. Call 1-800-621-8099 or email for questions regarding denial of claims.