In the not-so-distant past, implants were not very predictable. Technology has advanced significantly, and today’s implants are much more predictable and reliable for patients. Implants are a new adjunct to dentistry, providing patients the option for the highest standard of tooth replacement. The CDT codes have...

When speaking at various dental meetings, and when responding to email questions about extractions, I have encountered some confusion about the difference between simple extractions (code D7140) and surgical extractions  (code D7210).  Understanding the differences requires understanding the nomenclature, so let’s dive into each so...

*From the American Dental Association: The committee added the following procedure codes to CDT 2021: *• D0604 — antigen testing for a public health-related pathogen, including coronavirus. Definition from the Merriam Webster dictionary:  Antigen is any substance (such as an immunogen or a hapten) foreign to the body that...

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