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Coding Education

Some CDT Codes, especially recent additions, may not be readily understood by dentists and others in the dental community.  These codes prompt a need for a coordinated educational message on the procedure and its reporting.  The American Dental Association, with support from organizations on the Code Maintenance Committee and others in the dental community, has developed a variety of educational material.  This information, within the following list of topics, is available online for anyone to download, read or view.

  • Bitewings and Extraoral Image Procedure Codes — Video
  • D0411 – Guide to Point of Care Diabetes Testing (“finger-prick”) Procedure and Reporting
  • D1354 – Guide to Interim Caries Arresting Medicament Application (aka Silver Diamine Fluoride)
  • D4355 ADA Guide to Reporting Full Mouth Debridement
  • D9995 and D9996 – Guide to Understanding and Documenting Teledentistry Events
  • Getting Paid: Coding on a Claim Form — Video
  • D7230 and D7240 – Guidance on Coding for Impacted Teeth Removal Procedure
  • Guidance on the D4346 Scaling Procedure
  • Coding for Prevention - A Primer on Procedures for Long-Term Oral Health
  • Guidance on CDT Code for a "Strip Crown"
  • Case Management Procedures (D9991-D9994)
  • Documenting Interpreter and Translator Services—Affordable Care Act Section 1557

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