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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2014AA UMLS Current Dental Terminology Source Information

Web site:
http://www.ada.org/3827.aspx

Authority
The Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) is produced and maintained by the American Dental Association (ADA). It was adopted by the U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services as the standard for reporting dental services on normal transactions.

It was formerly known as Current Dental Terminology.

Purpose
The purpose of CDT is to enable accurate, consistent, and uniform reporting of dental treatment. It is used for electronic and paper dental claims.

Description
CDT is a dental procedures code set.

It is included in Level II of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as HCDT. For more information about HCPCS, see the HCPCS source synopsis.

Audience
Dental professionals and insurers used CDT.

Update Frequency
The ADA updates CDT annually.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
CDT is updated annually in each May release (AA).

Sites Consulted

  1. Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) [Internet]. Chicago: American Dental Association; c1995-2014 [cited 21 Apr 2014]. Available from: http://www.ada.org/3827.aspx