ADA updates CDT codes: 3 things to know

The American Dental Association's Code Maintenance Committee approved 16 updates to CDT codes that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2024.

Three things to know: 

  1. The committee approved four new codes relating to the treatment of sleep apnea, including screenings and fabrication of oral appliance therapy devices.
  2. The committee also approved 10 new codes, including for immunization counseling, 3D printing of a 3D dental surface scan, band stabilization per tooth and excisional biopsy of minor salivary glands.
  3. Revisions were made to clarify two existing codes concerning resin-based composite restoration and adding metal substructure to acrylic, full dentures per arch.

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