CDT: Current Dental Terminology

CDT: Current Dental Terminology
2023 © ADA American Dental Association®
ISBN-13: 978-1-68447-173-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-68447-174-4
Dentistry, Coding & Classification, Dental Hygiene


Dental practices rely on accurate claims for timely reimbursements. Count on the ADA to give you the correct information you need to prevent reporting errors and maximize reimbursement. ADA is the official and definitive source for CDT, an essential part of dentists’ everyday business. CDT 2023: Current Dental Terminology includes updates across eight CDT Code categories, featuring several new codes related to diagnostic imaging.

Code changes include:

  • • 22 new codes
  • • 14 revised codes
  • • 2 deleted codes

This edition also includes seven new codes adopted in March 2022 related to COVID-19 vaccine administration.

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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