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.
The purpose of CDT is to enable accurate, consistent, and uniform reporting of dental treatment. It is used for electronic and paper dental claims.
CDT is a dental procedures code set.
Dental professionals and insurers used CDT.
The ADA updates CDT annually.
Metathesaurus Update Frequency
CDT is updated annually in each fall release (AB).