Practice Management
ADA CDT Task Force seeking comment on dental procedure code modifiers
November 9, 2022 -- The ADA's Enhanced CDT Task Force is seeking comment from the dental community on a proposed framework of dental procedure code modifiers, which would complement the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Code's current "Dxxxx" format. Read More
ADA to host free webinar on 2023 CDT Code
October 27, 2022 -- The ADA is hosting a free webinar in November to educate participants on changes to the 2023 Current Dental Terminology (CDT) Code. "Optimizing Your Practice 2022: Accurate Coding for Treatment/Record-keeping/Claims" will stream on November 15 from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Read More
ADA offering free access to CDT app for students, residents
October 27, 2022 -- The ADA is providing every dental student and resident with free access to the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) 2023 app for the first time. Read More
Carestream software to integrate with iCoreConnect
October 17, 2022 -- iCoreConnect's cloud-based software is being integrated into Carestream Dental's practice management software. Read More
Unified Smiles taps director of education
December 10, 2021 -- Practice services organization Unified Smiles has named Dilaine Gloege as director of education and client services. Read More
Does your charting equal a proper legal document?
November 30, 2021 -- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to patient documentation. Dr. James V. Anderson offers 10 tips for making sure your documentation is complete and includes all necessary information. Read More
Dental orgs urge CMS to establish specific coding for dental surgeries
September 24, 2021 -- The ADA, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish specific coding for dental outpatient surgeries performed at hospitals or surgical centers. Read More
ADA launches dental procedure code task force
August 30, 2021 -- The ADA Council on Dental Benefits Programs has created a task force to review the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. Read More
Dental coding is becoming more complex
May 26, 2021 -- There are 28 new dental codes for 2021. Dr. James Anderson outlines five of the most notable, in addition to detailing why it's important for every practice to have an updated codebook every year. Read More
Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene
February 25, 2021 -- The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Read More
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