• Sarah Beth Herman

2023 CDT Code Release


2023 CDT Codes by Dentistry Support, LLC TM

New Codes are released for 2023 and many are commonly verified codes on insurance breakdown of benefits. Read below carefully and talk with your team about your game plan for 2023 with insurance verifications. Specifically, diagnostic and periodontics. A couple of codes are in use NOW and the rest will be active as of January 1, 2023.



The American Dental Association's Code Maintenance Committee approved updates to six CDT code categories during its meeting.


Ten things to know:


1. The committee approved the addition of 29 new codes, 14 revisions, and two deletions.

2. The updates cover seven COVID-19 vaccination codes, six diagnostic imaging codes, and codes for the administration of human papillomavirus vaccines.

3. This is the first time a code has been established for the administration of the HPV vaccine.

4. The committee established six diagnostic imaging codes for tomosynthesis, bitewings, and periapicals.

5. Six procedure codes were approved for guided tissue regeneration.

6. There are four new codes to document 3D dental and facial surface scanning procedures.

7. Revisions were made to nomenclatures or descriptors of several codes for periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and adjunctive general services.

8. L. King Scott, DDS, chair of the Code Maintenance Committee, said two revisions to the D0210 and D4355 procedure codes will be published before CDT 2023 is effective.

9. The new COVID-19 vaccination codes are effective immediately.

10. The other CDT code updates will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.


 


2023 CDT Codes by Dentistry Support, LLC TM

Revisions: Diagnostic

D3333 internal root repair of perforation defects



Revisions: Endodontics

D3333 internal root repair of perforation defects



Revisions: Periodontics

D4240 gingival flap procedure, including root planing – four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bound spaces per quadrant



D4241 gingival flap procedure, including root planing – one to three contiguous teeth or tooth bound spaces per quadrant

D4266 guided tissue regeneration, natural teeth – resorbable barrier, per site

D4267 guided tissue regeneration, natural teeth – non-resorbable barrier, per site (includes membrane removal)

D4355 full mouth debridement to enable a comprehensive oral periodontal evaluation and diagnosis on a subsequent visit

D4921 gingival irrigation with a medicinal agent – per quadrant

Revisions: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

D7251 coronectomy – intentional partial tooth removal, impacted teeth only



Revisions: Orthodontics

D8000–D8999



Revisions: Adjunctive General Services

D9110 palliative (emergency) treatment of dental pain – minor procedure – per visit



D9450 case presentation, subsequent to detailed and extensive treatment planning


 

2023 CDT Codes by Dentistry Support, LLC TM

Additions: Diagnostic

D0372 intraoral tomosynthesis – comprehensive series of radiographic images

A radiographic survey of the whole mouth intended to display the crowns and roots of all teeth, periapical areas, interproximal areas and alveolar bone including edentulous areas.



D0373 intraoral tomosynthesis – bitewing radiographic image

D0374 intraoral tomosynthesis – periapical radiographic image

D0387 intraoral tomosynthesis – comprehensive series of radiographic images – image capture only

D0388 intraoral tomosynthesis – bitewing radiographic image – image capture only

D0389 intraoral tomosynthesis – periapical radiographic image – image capture only

D0801 3D dental surface scan – direct

D0802 3D dental surface scan – indirect

D0803 3D facial surface scan – direct,

D0804 3D facial surface scan – indirect

Additions: Preventive

D1781 vaccine administration – human papillomavirus – Dose 1

Gardasil 9 0.5mL intramuscular vaccine injection.

D1782 vaccine administration – human papillomavirus – Dose 2

D1783 vaccine administration – human papillomavirus – Dose 3

Additions: Periodontics

D4286 removal of non-resorbable barrier

Additions: Implant Services

D6105 removal of implant body not requiring bone removal or flap elevation

D6106 guided tissue regeneration – resorbable barrier, per implant

D6107 guided tissue regeneration – non-resorbable barrier, per implant

D6197 replacement of restorative material used to close an access opening of a screw-retained implant supported prosthesis, per implant

Additions: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

D7509 marsupialization of odontogenic cyst

Surgical decompression of a large cystic lesion by creating a long-term open pocket or pouch.

D7956 guided tissue regeneration, edentulous area – resorbable barrier, per site

D7957 guided tissue regeneration, edentulous area – non-resorbable barrier, per site

Additions: Adjunctive General Services

D9953 reline custom sleep apnea appliance (indirect)

Resurface dentition side of appliance with new soft or hard base material as required to restore original form and function.


 

2023 CDT Codes by Dentistry Support, LLC TM

Deletions


D0351 3D photographic image



D0704 3D Photographic image - image capture only


 

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Sources:

American Dental Association

Delta Dental

Beckers Dental


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