The CDT Code

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

CDT 2023 Kit


Enhanced CDT Code

The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs (CDBP) is continuing its work on this project, first announced on August 26, 2021 [ADA News]. Enhancing the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) ensures that this ADA code set serves current and evolving needs for robust patient records and accurate claim submissions.

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2023 March CMC Meeting

Due to special circumstance the CMC meeting is scheduled for a single day on Thursday, March 9, 2023. The meeting convenes at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. Proceedings begin at 8:00 AM and will adjourn no later than 4:00 PM. More Info

ADA members benefit from free coding assistance
Free coding assistance is available to all ADA members, plus any non-member who has purchased the current manual. Please contact the Member Service Center at 800.621.8099 or
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 publications with misprints or omissions
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