CDT: Current Dental Terminology

CDT: Current Dental Terminology
2022 © ADA American Dental Association®
ISBN-10: 1-68447-068-4 / ISBN-13: 978-1-68447-068-6
eISBN-10: 1-68447-069-2 / eISBN-13: 978-1-68447-069-3
Dentistry, Coding & Classification, Dental Hygiene


Dentistry goes beyond providing excellent oral care to your patients. It also requires an accurate record of the care that was delivered, making CDT codes an essential part of dentists’ everyday business. Ensure you and your dental team have the most up-to-date information with CDT 2022: Current Dental Terminology. In uncertain and constantly evolving times, you can trust CDT 2022 to provide reliable, current information.

Code changes include:

  • • 16 new codes
  • • 14 revised codes
  • • 6 deleted codes

This manual also includes the eight codes adopted in March 2021 regarding vaccine administration and molecular testing for a public health-related pathogen.

These codes are developed by the ADA and are the only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry. You will also find ICD-10-CM codes related to dental procedures. For accuracy, efficiency and peace of mind, CDT 2022: Current Dental Terminology is an essential resource for every dental practice.

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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