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2024 CDT Code Changes

In a recent development impacting dental care across the United States, the American Dental Association (ADA) has updated Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature for 2024 (CDT 2024). Effective from January 1, 2024, these codes will be the standard for all dental procedures, bringing in some noteworthy changes.


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The CDT 2024 introduces new codes, emphasizing the dynamic nature of the dental field. Simultaneously, existing codes have undergone revisions to align with the evolving landscape of dental practices. It’s important to note that despite these changes, no procedure codes have been removed this year.


New CDT 2024 Dental Procedure Codes: DPPO and DHMO


The landscape of dental procedures is evolving, and the introduction of new codes reflects the industry’s commitment to staying abreast of technological advancements and evolving healthcare needs. In the latest CDT 2024 Codes update there are some significant changes made to DPPO and DHMO related procedures which are listed below



D0396 – 3D Printing of a 3D Dental Surface Scan:

  • Comparable to: Not Applicable (N/A)

  • Coverage: Inclusive to the primary 3D dental surface scan.

D1301 – Immunization Counseling:

  • Comparable to: Not Applicable (N/A)

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered Submit to medical plan

D2976 – Band Stabilization – Per Tooth:

  • Comparable to: Not Applicable (N/A)

  • Coverage: Inclusive to the primary restorative procedure.

D2989 – Excavation of a Tooth Resulting in the Determination of Non-Restorability:

  • Comparable to: Coverage guidelines are comparable to the guidelines for D3332.

D2991 – Application of Hydroxyapatite Regeneration Medicament – Per Tooth:

  • Comparable to: Coverage guidelines are comparable to the guidelines for D2140.

D6089 – Accessing and Retorquing Loose Implant Screw – Per Screw:

  • Comparable to: Coverage guidelines are comparable to the guidelines for D6096.

D7284 – Excisional Biopsy of Minor Salivary Glands:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered, submit to the medical plan.

D7939 – Indexing for Osteotomy Using Dynamic Robotic Assisted or Dynamic Navigation:

  • Comparable to: Coverage guidelines are comparable to the guidelines for D6190.

D9938 – Fabrication of a Custom Removable Clear Plastic Temporary Aesthetic Appliance:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Coverage may be available and subject to plan exclusions, limitations, and guidelines.

D9939 – Placement of a Custom Removable Clear Plastic Temporary Aesthetic Appliance:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Coverage may be available and subject to plan exclusions, limitations, and guidelines.

D9954 – Fabrication and Delivery of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Morning Repositioning Device:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered, submit to the medical plan.

D9955 – Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Titration Visit:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered, submit to the medical plan.

D9956 – Administration of Home Sleep Apnea Test:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered, submit to the medical plan.

D9957 – Screening for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders:

  • Comparable to: N/A

  • Coverage: Not Standardly Covered, submit to the medical plan.


 

SARAH BETH HERMAN

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