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A New Scaling Code Added in 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Steven Niethamer
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The new CDT 2017 code is, D4346 - Scaling in the Generalized Presence of Moderate or Severe Gingival Inflammation - Full Mouth, After Oral Evaluation. The code reflects the procedure for patients with gingival disease and no attachment loss. The procedure is more than a prophylaxis because the clinical condition of the patient's gingiva is compromised as evident by the level of inflammation, but less extensive and intrusive than scaling and root planing since the patient does not have bone or attachment loss, as reported in the ADA News.

A handy Guide to Reporting D4346 can be downloaded from the ADA's website.

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