THINK BLOG: DENTAL CODES

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE SECRET DENTAL CODES USED TO DESCRIBE DENTAL PROCEDURES?

In our previous blog "Dental Jobs" we talked about the pros and cons of working in a dental office. In this blog we are going to dive a little  bit deeper into what is required by memory for dental employees.

DENTAL CODES:

A dental code is a 5 digit number that dentist use to describe procedures. Your dentist with either write down the procedure or verbal tell you the procedures they preformed and it is your job to know the code that matches the procedure and know the price of that procedure. 

This code is then entered into the clients chart, sent to insurance companies and used to create the history of a clients oral health care.

Most commonly, the administrative staff are required to understand these codes, however, dental assistants and hygienists also use these codes in the chart notes or letters to clients general dentists.

MOST COMMON CODES:

01103 - New Patient Exam

11113 - 3 Units Of Scaling

11111 - 1 Unit Of Scaling

02601 - Panoramic X-Ray

33111 - Root Canal

We promise, if you walk into a dental job interview, knowing codes it will help you secure that job!

Good Luck,
Bianca
Owner of Think White Teeth

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