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New Scaling CDT Code

It’s here – Dentists may use "D4346 Scaling in the generalized presence of moderate or severe gingival inflammation — full mouth, after oral evaluation" as of January 1. This code reflects the procedure for patients with gingival disease and no attachment loss. Dentists who have delivered the procedure have not been able to document and report it with an appropriate CDT code until now.

To learn more about this procedure and its new code, either for the first time or to refresh your memory, visit the CDT Code education page on ADA.org. Search for "Guidance on the D4346 Scaling Procedure" to watch the webinar and download the free publication "Guide to Reporting D4346. The guide, first published in May, has been updated and incorporates content and feedback from the webinar.

Questions? Please contact the American Dental Association. 

Telephone: ADA Members, please use the toll-free number on the back of your membership card; Direct dial, (312) 440-2500.

Email: dentalcode@ada.org

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