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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Feb 21, 2022

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Coding Edition with Teresa Duncan, MS Teresa gives us a breakdown of codes D4910 & D4341 vs. D4342. Teresa highlights what factors need to be present in order to use these codes and some of the common mistakes she sees that lead to unpaid claims. 


So when I talk about the scaling and root planing codes, I'm really talking about those two codes, and it does depend on how many teeth that you have involved in the procedure.”

One thing that I'd like to point out is we do talk about the tissue being contaminated with toxins and microorganisms, and I'm just going to challenge you. Is that something that you discuss with your patients? And if not, why not?”

A good rule of thumb is to make sure that your probing and your radiographs are all within one year and that way you should have really current information and that just helps you also with your conversations with the patient.” 



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