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D4346 vs. 04345 — June 2016

On May 17th of this year, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a 10-page publication entitled “A Guide to Reporting D4346 – A resource guide from the ADA developed to educate dentists and others in the dental community on the newly approved scaling code for CDT-2017 that will be effective Jan 1, 2017.”

Although well intended, the document lacks specificity if, in fact, its intent was to guide the reader in the anticipated appropriate use of this newly re-resurrected procedure code. Its failure is as simple as the definition of insanity whereby again doing the same action in anticipation of a different result.