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CDT Codes for Dental Restorative Procedures

by | May 12, 2022 | Podcasts, Dental Billing & Coding | 0 comments

Dentists and orthodontists performing dental restorative procedures can rely on professional dental billing companies to submit timely claims with the correct codes. Outsource Strategies International (OSI) provides a comprehensive suite of dental billing services to help practices bill various dental services and optimize reimbursement.

In today’s podcast, Meghann Drella, one of our Senior Solutions Managers, discusses the CDT codes to report dental restorations and restorative dentistry.

Podcast Highlights

00:14 What is dental restoration?

00:35 Purpose of restorative dentistry

00:55 Assign the right CDT codes

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Hello and welcome to our podcast series. My name is Meghann Drella and I’m a Senior Solutions Manager here at Outsource Strategies International. Today, we’ll be discussing the CDT codes to report dental restorations and restorative dentistry.

00:14 What is dental restoration?

Dental restorations or restorative dentistry refers to dental procedures that repair or replace a tooth. The tooth structures could be missing due to decay, deterioration or fracture of the tooth. Dental restorations can fix those problems. Restorative procedures include fillings, crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, and root canals.

00:35 Purpose of restorative dentistry

These procedures are done for diverse purposes such as – to restore the function of the teeth, improve the appearance of the teeth, prevent further dental issues, eliminate the pain caused by infections or preserve the bone density.

A full list of codes associated with each of these procedures will be attached to this podcast.

00:55 Assign the right CDT codes

To get the CDT codes assigned right though, it’s really important for the practice’s billing and coding team to be up to date with the coding changes and guidelines. It is also extremely important to make sure a full comprehensive dental eligibility verification check is done prior to the patient’s procedure to verify what is covered and what is not covered.

I hope this helps but always remember that documentation as well as a thorough knowledge of peer regulations and guidelines is critical to ensure accurate reimbursement for the procedures performed.

Thanks for joining me and stay tuned for my next podcast.