CDT: Dental Procedure Codes

CDT: Dental Procedure Codes
2019 © ADA American Dental Association®
ISBN-10: 1-68447-030-7 / ISBN-13: 978-1-68447-030-3
Dentistry, Coding & Classification, Dental Hygiene


CDT 2019: Dental Procedure Codes, developed and published by the American Dental Association, is the most up-to-date coding resource and only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry. The new 2019 edition includes 15 new codes, 5 revised codes, and 4 deleted codes. Changes include delivery of non-opioid drugs for pain management, measuring and documenting glucose levels just prior to a procedure, use of translation services, and more. Organized into twelve categories of service with complete descriptors. Accurate CDT codes are critical for avoiding rejected claims, but codes are used for more than claims reimbursement. Since each code consistently records a service that was delivered, practitioners can build a thorough history of patient visits and treatment plans. This documentation may also protect practitioners in case questions arise about treatment that was rendered. Don't leave compliance in the hands of incomplete coding databases; CDT 2019: Dental Procedure Codes from the ADA is the resource you can trust for official CDT documentation.

CDT 2019 contains:

  • • Delivery of non-opioid drugs for pain management
  • • Use of translation services
  • • Measuring and documenting glucose levels just prior to a procedure

Code changes include:

  • • 15 new codes
  • • 5 revised codes
  • • 4 deleted codes

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This guide is compact and easy to use. It is comprehensive, adding 29 new codes and revising 18 others to provide practitioners with codes that are more reflective of the way they practice dentistry."

-- Janet Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD (Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry) - Doody's Review - previous edition


The book is written for dental office staff, dental billing staff, and dentists in all general and specialty areas. The guide also can be used as a training guide for coding for students in training for dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene careers. The American Dental Association is the authority for CDT coding and sets the standards for dental procedure coding for the profession.

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