CDT: Current Dental Terminology

CDT: Current Dental Terminology
2024 Ed.
2024 © ADA American Dental Association®
ISBN-13: 978-1-68447-201-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-68447-202-4
Dentistry, Coding & Classification, Dental Hygiene


As dentistry and the world continues to evolve, staying up to date is as important as ever. The American Dental Association’s CDT 2024: Current Dental Terminology provides the most current information required for consistent and accurate documentation of services delivered, facilitating efficient processing of dental claims. This book includes every code with its full descriptor. Understanding the descriptor can help determine whether the procedure code accurately describes the service provided and can help resolve questions about the accuracy of claim submissions. Dental practices can rely on the ADA, the official and definitive source of CDT, to help them submit accurate claims, streamline reimbursements, and avoid rejections.

CDT 2024 changes include:

  • • 15 additions, including a new category of service for sleep apnea services
  • • 2 revisions
  • • no deleted codes

CDT 2024 includes a new category of service for Sleep Apnea Services. In addition, it features new codes for:

  • • Screening for sleep-related breathing disorders
  • • Fabrication and delivery of oral appliance therapy (OAT)
  • • Excisional biopsy of minor salivary glands
  • • Immunization counseling
  • • Application of hydroxyapatite regeneration medicament
  • • Placement of a custom removable clear plastic temporary aesthetic appliance

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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