CDT: Dental Procedure Codes

CDT: Dental Procedure Codes
2020 © ADA American Dental Association®
ISBN-10: 1-68447-054-4 / ISBN-13: 978-1-68447-054-9
Dentistry, Coding & Classification, Dental Hygiene


Get paid more quickly and keep more detailed patient records with CDT 2020: Dental Procedure Codes. New and revised codes fill in the coding gaps and more precisely identify areas of the oral cavity, which leads to quicker reimbursements and more accurate record-keeping. CDT 2020 is the most up-to-date coding resource and the only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry.

CDT 2020 contains new and revised codes that:

  • • Reinforce the connection between oral health and overall health
  • • Assess a patient’s health via measurement of salivary flow
  • • Assist with case management of patients with special healthcare needs

CDT 2020 codes go into effect on January 1, 2020 – don’t risk rejected claims by using outdated codes.


  • • 37 new codes
  • • 5 revised codes
  • • 6 deleted codes

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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