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ADA’s 2013 Dental Code Check App Available for Apple, Android Mobile Devices

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 – Dental codes are now available at the touch of a button with the 2013 Dental Code Check app. The app is available for $19.99 for Apple via the iTunes Store and Android mobile devices via Google Play.

The new CDT Code Check 2013 app contains all of the CDT Codes, and is an especially handy practice management tool for dentists and dental staff who travel between offices. It is also ideal for working on claim forms and looking up procedure codes when the CDT Manual is unavailable. The app was created from the American Dental Association’s CDT 2013: Dental Procedure Codes book. The CDT Code, which is another name for the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature, a standard for recording dental services in patient records, on paper claim forms, and on HIPAA standard electronic claim transactions.

The CDT Code Check 2013 app’s features include:

– A complete listing of 2013 CDT Codes including category of service, subcategory, procedure code, nomenclature, and descriptor.

– A list of new, revised and deleted codes with tracked changes so you can see exactly what was changed.

– Maximum portability. The codes go where you go without the need for a bulky book or an internet connection.

– Searchable by three categories: code number, keyword and category of service.

 Why An App

As it is the trend today, there is an App for everything. Oit is not just something every company or organization has, to “fit in” but is is very useful too. It makes life easier for both the dentists as well as the patients.

How Does It Help?

Well, when you are a dentist on the move, you will be visiting a number of clinics or hospitals. You may be on call for specialized procedures, that may require you to travel frequently. In such a case, it is not practical to carry everything on you. You will need to know the codes and prices of all the implants and dentures you are bound to use in your procedures.

You will also have to be up to date on these details, so that you can answer your clients convincingly. Not every client is going to be happy with the cost of the implant they may need. Hence, when you have the prices of various options, in hand, you can give your patient the options and they will be less inclined to whine about the costs involved.

It is like how a person who loves to look perfect or one in the beauty line, always has Belleza Consejos on hand, to impress their clients.


About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.

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About The Blog Author

Teresa Duncan received a degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Marymount University. With over 22 years of healthcare experience (15 in dental), she has unique insight into the world of dentistry. Her specialty is helping dentists and managers increase revenue. By focusing on accounts receivable and insurance management, she helps dentists increase the value of their practice. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, she has a special interest in helping dentists identify and safeguard against employee embezzlement.

Teresa is founder and president of Odyssey Management.

She is a Fellow and Educator for the ICOI’s Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Look for more articles from her regarding practice management, dental implants and oral health care news. She was named 2010’s ADIA Educator of the Year.

Teresa is a member-at-large on the board of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Teresa is a Trustee for the auxiliary education-focused DALE Foundation.


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