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A look at the new CDT codes added for 2021 and details on when they are supposed to be applied.
Every year the American Dental Association (ADA) announces updates, additions and deletions to the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes dental practices use to document the patient care they provide and submit insurance claims.
For this year, the ADA announced 28 new CDT codes, many of which reflect changes the industry has undergone because of both advances in dental technologies, and the influence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s an overview of the 28 new codes and how they are intended to be applied.