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Coding with Kyle: 2022 CDT ch-ch-ch-changes

Dec. 15, 2021
The new year is right around the corner, and for dental front office staff that means new and revised CDT codes. Kyle Summerford has a preview.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced many changes for 2022 when it comes to CDT codes for dental claims. Among those changes are 16 new dental codes, 14 revisions to current dental terminology, and six deletions to existing ADA codes.

The new ADA changes cover a wide array of coding related to: 

  • Patient screenings
  • Sleep device appliances: fabrication and adjustment
  • Immediate partial dentures
  • Rebasing of hybrid prosthesis
  • Intra/extra coronal splints
  • Removal of TADs

In addition, new coding has been added related to administering COVID-19 vaccines. Terminology related to orthodontic treatment has been revised and/or deleted when it comes to limited and interceptive treatment. 

Stay tuned for January’s issue of DOMD to learn more about 2022 CDT changes and additions, and how to utilize them properly in your dental practice.

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About the Author

Kyle L. Summerford

With more than 22 years of experience in dental, Kyle L. Summerford has a unique approach to case presentation and patient acceptance. As an OM and financial dental consultant, he leverages his knowledge to assist new and struggling dental practices. Through his education programs, Kyle empowers staff members with effective patient education skills and persuasion techniques. He has lectured at CE events and academic institutions. His expertise is further recognized through his column, Dental Coding with Kyle. He’s the founder of the Dental Office Managers Community. Visit his website at