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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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Efficacy of adjuvant ozone therapy in reducing postsurgical complications following impacted mandibular third-molar surgery (October 2021 Article 3)

JADA October 2021

Background. Results from several randomized controlled trials have shown a beneficial effect of ozone in reducing postsurgical complications after impacted mandibular third-molar surgery, but the literature is lacking a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Keywords. Impacted mandibular third molar; systematic review; ozone; pain; swelling; trismus.

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Pit-and-fissure sealants on primary molars are a cost savings (October 2021 Article 2)

JADA October 2021

Background. In this study, the authors examine the cost-effectiveness of light-polymerized resinbased fluoride sealants on primary molars in high caries risk children younger than 6 years.

Keywords. Sealants; primary teeth; cost-effectiveness; caries prevention.

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Willingness and ability of oral health care workers to work during the COVID-19 pandemic (October 2021 Article 1)

JADA October 2021

Background. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt dental practice in the United States. Oral health care workers play an integral role in societal health, yet little is known about their willingness and ability to work during a pandemic.

Keywords. Dental staff members; access to care; auxiliaries/dental personnel; practice management.

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About ADA CE Online

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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The ADA is a CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.