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Are you aware of the new ADA dental coding changes for 2020?


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As of January 1, 2020, the American Dental Association’s procedure code changes went into effect. Here is a list of code changes and updates. Copy this and keep it handy until you become familiar with all of the changes and updates.

First, out with the old. Here are the deleted codes.

D1550—Recement or rebond space maintainerD1555—Removal of fixed space maintainerD8691—Repair of orthodontic applianceD8692—Replacement of lost or broken retainerD8693—Recement or rebond fixed retainerD8694—Repair of fixed retainers, includes reattachment

And in with the new!

New

D0419—Assessment of salivary flow by measurement

Replacing current code D1550—Recement or rebond space maintainer

D1551—Recement or rebond bilateral space maintainer, maxillaryD1552—Recement or rebond bilateral space maintainer, mandibularD1553—Recement or rebond unilateral space maintainer, per quadrant

Replacing current code D1555—Removal of fixed space maintainer

D1556—Removal of fixed unilateral space maintainer, per quadrantD1557—Removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer, maxillaryD1558—Removal of fixed bilateral space maintainer, mandibular

New

D2753—Crown, titanium, or titanium alloys

New

D5284—Removable unilateral partial denture, one-piece flexible base (including clasps and teeth), per quadrantD5286—Removable unilateral partial denture, one-piece resin (including clasps and teeth), per quadrant

New

D6082—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to predominantly base alloysD6083—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to noble alloysD6084—Implant supported crown, porcelain fused to titanium or titanium alloysD6086—Implant supported crown, predominantly base alloysD6087—Implant supported crown, noble alloysD6088—Implant supported crown, titanium or titanium alloysD6120—Implant supported retainer, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6121—Implant supported retainer for metal FPD, predominantly base alloysD6123—Implant supported retainer for metal FPD, titanium and titanium alloysD6195—Abutment supported retainer, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6243—Pontic, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloys

New

D6753—Retainer crown, porcelain fused to titanium and titanium alloysD6784—Retainer crown 3/4, titanium and titanium alloys

New

D7922—Placement of intrasocket biological dressing to aid in hemostasis or clot stabilization, per site

Replacing current code D8691, repair of orthodontic appliance

D8696—Repair of orthodontic appliance, maxillaryD8697—Repair of orthodontic appliance, mandibular

Replacing current code D8693 recement or rebond fixed retainer

D8698—Recement or rebond fixed retainer, maxillaryD8699—Recement or rebond fixed retainer, mandibular

Replacing current code D8694 repair of fixed retainer

D8701—Repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment, maxillaryD8702—Repair of fixed retainer, includes reattachment, mandibular

Revised current code D8692, replace lost or broken retainer

D8703—Replacement of lost or broken retainer, maxillaryD8704—Replacement of lost or broken retainer, mandibular

New

D9997—Dental case management, patients with special health-care needs

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