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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2022. ID # 209722.
February 14, 2019
By Adam Burr, DDS
Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry
This course will identify five rarely used dental procedures and nomenclature (CDT) codes and instruct how to properly use them to maximize a patient’s insurance and facilitate same-day dentistry in a practice. The article will explain the importance of having a conversation with the patient regarding treatment options and budgeting to encourage patient acceptance. A patient case will be detailed, describing how budgeting was taken into consideration and how the five codes were implemented. The five underused codes cover pulpal debridement, interim caries-arresting medicaments, protective restorations, provisional crowns, and other drugs or medicaments.
Identify the five underused codes and when to properly apply them in a dental practice.
Describe how to use these codes in challenging cases.
Demonstrate how these codes can increase the likelihood of same-day dentistry and future case acceptance.
About the Author
Adam Burr, DDS
Private Practices, Salt Lake City, Utah