Dental procedure codes are intended for use by dental hygienists who wish to bill their clients directly for services and provincial/territorial dental hygiene associations who publish suggested fees (if applicable) in their dental hygiene service guides.
A dentist`s clinical decisions determine what services (procedures) are delivered to a patient by this code.
Most dentists in Australia are general dentists - they diagnose and treat diseases of the teeth, gums and mouth. Some are specialists, who have done extra training in a particular area. For example, orthodontists diagnose and treat crooked teeth, bad bites and poorly aligned jaws. Endodontists specialise in the tooth and its interior.
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