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September 2021 ADA Dental Coding Certificate Live-Streamed Course (books included)

NOTE: THE PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER THEMSELVES.  Do not register under someone else's name. Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account.

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Join coding experts Sara Stuefen, DDS, Ronald Riggins, DDS, Hope Watson, DMD, and Mark MiHalo, DDS during this virtual course to extend and hone attendees coding expertise. The CDT Dental Coding course will provide necessary foundational knowledge, skill practice and reinforcement to participants in order to accurately file claims using the CDT codes.

This course will provide learners with the resources they need to support performance on the job and enable them to practice using these resources in realistic scenario-based simulations they might encounter during a typical workday.

After the course, attendees can choose to demonstrate competency with the knowledge and skills in an electronic assessment, after which they will receive a certificate of completion.

Newest manual just released September 2021.


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

• Define key terms used in dental coding.

• Locate resources and a glossary for assistance with terminology and codes.

• Identify the correct, current claim form.

• Correctly complete each field on the claim form to file claims with minimal rejection.

• Explain the use of procedure codes.

• Use the CDT book and CDT Companion as resources for proper coding.

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Oral health and oral health care use among able-bodied adults enrolled in Medicaid (September 2021 Article 3)

JADA September 2021

Background. Oral health care use remains low among adult Medicaid recipients, despite the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s expansion increasing access to care in many states. It remains unclear the extent to which low use reflects either low demand for care or barriers to accessing care. The authors aimed to examine factors associated with low oral health care use among adults enrolled in Medicaid.

Keywords. Medicaid; health policy; care use.

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and reasons for or against adherence among dentists (September 2021 Article 2)

JADA September 2021

Background. COVID-19 has spread widely among health care workers. Oral health care workers have an increased risk of being infected owing to dental practice characteristics. New, effective vaccines against COVID-19 have been approved for use. The authors aim was to evaluate intentions to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a population of dentists and identify factors associated with their intentions.

Keywords. COVID-19; coronavirus; health care professionals; oral health care professionals; dentists; vaccine; vaccine hesitancy.

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Association between vaping and untreated caries (September 2021 Article 1)

JADA September 2021

Background. With the rise in the prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) and vaping products and the emergence of evidence indicating their cariogenic potential, it is essential to examine the association between vaping and untreated caries at a population level.

Keywords. Untreated decay; caries; vaping; e-cigarette; dual smoker; NHANES.

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Repair versus replacement of defective direct restorations (November 2021 Article 3)

JADA November 2021

Background. Repair increases the longevity of restorations and is well-accepted by patients. In this study, the authors assessed the acceptance of dental restoration repair by dentists and determined the main variables of repair versus replacement of defective restorations.

Keywords. Dental restoration; minimally invasive procedures; dentistry.

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Industry payments made to academic endodontists (November 2021 Article 2)

JADA November 2021

Background. Background. Industry payments made to health care providers can create competing interests. The purpose of this study was to define the overall financial relationships between industry and academic endodontics faculty members, detail any variation in such payment data as related to individual faculty member characteristics and leadership position by institution type, and comment on the potential impacts from conflicts of interest (COIs) created by such relationships.

Keywords. Sex; academia; endodontics; industry payments; conflict of interest.

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Estimating salivary carriage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in nonsymptomatic people and efficacy of mouthrinse in reducing viral load (November 2021 Article 1)

JADA November 2021

Background. Many people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV- 2) never develop substantial symptoms. With more than 34 million people in the United States already infected and highly transmissible variants rapidly emerging, it is highly probable that post- and presymptomatic people will form an important fraction of those seeking dental care. Salivary carriage rates in these populations are not known. Moreover, although preventing transmission is critical for controlling spread, the efficacy of mouthrinses in reducing oral viral load is poorly studied.

Keywords. Aerosol; dental; saliva; SARS-CoV-2; mouthrinse; povidone-iodine; hydrogen peroxide; saline; chlorhexidine.

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ADA's Online CE platform provides trusted education to dental professionals at your convenience.  Our ever-growing catalog of clinical, practice management, and personal development education offers peer-reviewed continuing education credits to fit your resources and schedule.  Credits earned through this platform are maintained for all users in an online transcript that you can access when you need your verification letters.


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