ADA_CDT2016The American Dental Association (ADA) has released the CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes. This is a key resource for dental professionals working with third-party payors required to use CDT codes.

The Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature contained in CDT 2016 is the only HIPAA-recognized code set for dentistry. The CDT 2016 highlights 19 new, 12 revised, and eight deleted codes. The CDT 2016 Companion: Help Guide and Training Manual includes detailed coding scenarios and answers the most common coding questions to ensure ease of use. An award-winning smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android, also allows dental professionals to access CDT codes. An e-book and several product bundles complete the CDT 2016 offerings.

According to the ADA, the early fall availability of these tools allows time for staff training before the codes go into effect on January 1, 2016. CDT 2016 products can be ordered at or by calling the ADA Member Service Center at (800) 947-4746.