Sikka Software reviews dental procedures by state

January 5, 2015
Vijay Sikka
Issue 12

Sikka Software Corporation reviewed U.S. states and identified those where practices are doing the most number of specific procedures, including endodontics, orthodontics and implants.

Sikka Software Corporation reviewed U.S. states and identified those where practices are doing the most number of specific procedures, including endodontics, orthodontics and implants.

Endodontics

According to Dictionary.com, endodontics is defined as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the American Dental Association CDT code book, these are procedures in the D3000 to D3999 range. Sikka found Nevada, Louisiana, Kentucky, Utah, Alaska and Idaho lead in that group.

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Average endodontics procedure quantity for the last 12 months plotted on U.S. states from more than 12,000 practices:

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Distribution of endodontics procedure quantity (data for last 12 months) practices In percentage as compared to total dental practices:

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Orthodontics

According to Dictionary.com, orthodontics is defined as follows:

Orthodontics procedure codes are defined in ADA CDT from D8010 to D8999.

When Sikka plotted the state heat map, for orthodontics, it saw some very interesting trends.  Please note the state marked with the gray box is one for which Sikka did not have a representative-enough dataset. Arizona and Louisiana lead in procedures, followed by Michigan, Texas, Nevada, Kansas and New Mexico.

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Average orthodontics procedure quantity for the last 12 months:

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Distribution of orthodontics procedure quantity (data for last 12 months) practices In percentage as compared to total dental practices:

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Implants

Implants are defined by Dictionary.com as follows:

 

 

 

According to the ADA CDT code book, implant procedure codes are from D6000 to D6199. New Mexico and Oklahoma top this group with Colorado very close behind. 

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Average implants procedure quantity for the last 12 months:

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Distribution of implants procedure quantity (data for last 12 months) practices In percentage as compared to total dental practices:

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Vijay Sikka is the president and chief executive officer of the 10-year-old Sikka Software Corporation. Under Sikka's leadership, Sikka Software Corporation has become the one of the premier cloud-based business analytics and optimization platform company and a SaaS-based market leader in the dental industry with a growing presence in the U.S. veterinary, optometry and audiology industries. Sikka Software Corporation has 12,250 installations, is experiencing strong growth and will be looking for investments to fund that growth.

Sikka is a healthcare informatics expert with more than 25 years of software development and quality experience, including large-scale projects with National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Sikka founded IBrain Software, Inc., a business intelligence company that competed with Business Objects, Cognos, etc. and served as IBrain CEO until its acquisition in 1998 by Entigen Corporation, which became part of Roche. In 1999, he co-founded Bodha.com, which later was acquired by Peregrine. Sikka's book, Maximizing ROI in Software Development, was published in 2004 by Taylor and Francis International and is available for purchase from Amazon and other book stores in hardcopy and for eBook readers.  Sikka is a speaker and a continuing education registered provider in California.