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Understanding gingival inflammation code D4346
Understanding gingival inflammation code D4346Clearing the fog of confusion surrounding this vital code.
5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017
5 important facts about new code D4346 for a fresh start in 2017Here are five important facts you need to know about the new code.
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codes
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codesKeeping your fee schedules up-to-date is imperative to keeping your practice healthy. There are many important factors to take into account including geography, your patients, how you practice and data from other practices in your area. However, quality data on fees in your zip code can be challenging to find—so Sikka Software did the work for you.
A dental guide to cross-coding for oral cancer screening
A dental guide to cross-coding for oral cancer screeningDental professionals are a patient’s primary source of screening within the oral cavity; thus attention must be paid to the most common oral malignancy: squamous cell carcinoma. Historically such malignancies were attributed only to patients with a history of extensive alcohol and tobacco use. However, other risk factors such as human papilloma virus and medication use are shifting the profession’s perception of who may be at risk for oral cancer.
CDT 2016: 6 changes shaping dentistryWith November upon us, it is once again time for what has become our annual review of the additions, changes and deletions in CDT benefit coding. Changes in CDT 2016 came under the two general categories: Stand-alone changes and interrelated changes.
The top 5 most gruesome horror movie injuries - and the ICD-10 codes that could save the victims' lives
The top 5 most gruesome horror movie injuries - and the ICD-10 codes that could save the victims' livesIt’s a dark and stormy night in the small town where your dental practice is located. It’s also one of the first late, late afternoons you’ve worked in the practice since it relocated from the center of town to a new location out by the lake.
The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes
The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes

October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.

SNODENT and the future of dental EHR coding

The dental industry is rapidly changing with the introduction and adoption of dental EHRs. This technology affords us the ability to have functionality that we could have never done before on a manual level. One of the big changes that's happening is the introduction of new, more detailed granular and sophisticated coding sets. 

The truth about alternating codes D4910 and D1110

Since 1991, people have had questions about alternating codes D4910 with D1110 for follow-up of periodontal care.

Anastasia Turchetta's five hot dental hygiene topics for 2015

Warning: some football references are found sprinkled in this read! I will not bore you with play analogies for our profession or chant with a “there is no I in team” commentary. My intention is to provoke thought as you begin 2015.