The CDT Code

The Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (the CDT Code) assures consistency in documenting dental treatment.

CDT Code Book 2022

Announcements

Enhanced CDT Code project – request for dental community input

Overview As announced in the ADA News ADA council creates taskforce to enhance CDT; Task force soliciting dental community input on enhancing CDT Code the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is proceeding with a new project, approved by the ADA Board of Trustees, to review and enhance the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) so that this ADA code set serves current and evolving needs for robust patient records and accurate claim submissions. Information about the need for and value of this project, along with specific questions concerning an enhanced CDT Code are in the following PDF (downloadable for your use).
Enhanced CDT Code Community Input Posting

Dental Community Input

The Enhanced CDT Taskforce is seeking community comment on the project in two ways

  1. By conducting two (2) virtual listening sessions on the following dates if you are interested in providing oral testimony concerning this project. Each speaker will be provided a maximum of 3 minutes during the listening sessions.
  •  January 27, 2022 (Thursday) – Noon to 1:30 PM Central Time
  • February 22, 2022 (Tuesday) – Noon to 1:30 PM Central Time
    Register now for the listening sessions via email to dentalcode@ada.org. Capacity for each session is limited to first 25 registrants.
  1. Through submission of written comments; the following template is provided to aid in documenting your comments.
    Enhanced CDT Code Input Template

Contact Us

Email us anytime at dentalcode@ada.org. You can also reach out to us from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday by phone 800.621.8099.

2022 March CMC Meeting

The next annual CMC meeting is scheduled to convene at ADA Headquarters on March 10 – 11, 2022 (Thursday- Friday). More Info

Terms dentists and staff may encounter when interacting with dental benefit plans
Clinical terms encountered when selecting the appropriate CDT Code
Informational materials for CDT Code procedures and reporting
Committee meeting and process information
Request a CDT Code addition, revision, or deletion
CDT 2021 Manual misprints or exclusions
Frequently reported CDT Codes with one or more possible ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes as examples
Instructions for completing the ADA Dental Claim Form
ADA news articles related to CDT Codes
Contact Us
Email us anytime at dentalcode@ada.org. You can also reach out to us from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday by phone 800.621.8099.