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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jan 22, 2021

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Steve Pardue, from Elevate Oral Care to talk about a new insurance code for preventative care!
Episode Highlights
  • Treatment After Decay
  • Preventative Insurance Coverage
  • New Code D-1355
  • Precautions
“In the 2021 current Dental Terminology book there are 89 pages of codes, while only 3 of them include preventative codes."
"The new D-1355 caries preventive medicament application – per tooth is a great step in preventing decay from beginning in patients mouths.
"The new D-1355 is intended to prevent disease before it begins.
"Over a 6 month period, Silver Diamine Fluoride is as effective at preventing decay as properly placed sealants.
"SDF will not stain healthy dentin or enamel however even the smallest decayed or de-mineralized areas will stain.
Using these preventative products, and the codes to use them is the first step in lowering the caries rate for our patients.
"As Hygienists you are on the front lines of prevention in dental offices, and we thank you for it.
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