Dental Coding for Perio Trays® is About to Get a Whole Lot Easier

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Effectively treating the underlying cause of periodontal (gum) disease with non-invasive Perio Tray® delivery indicates a shift in dental practice models, and now a new ADA insurance code acknowledges this change. This is an exciting step forward in dental medicine…dental hygienist london

As a prescription medical device, the patented Perio Tray is most often prescribed as a periodontal medicament carrier that places medication in the periodontal pocket to treat acute or chronic periodontal diseases. Customized seals and extensions fabricated along the interior periphery of the Perio Tray prevent medication from leaking into the oral cavity and provide positive pressure to direct medication deep into the periodontal pocket (>7mm). best implant dentist london Five dental laboratories in the US are registered by the FDA to fabricate Perio Trays and have technicians who have been trained by Perio Protect, LLC to customize Perio Trays according to prescription.

The Perio Tray is the first periodontal medicament carrier on the market. Due to its unique design and function, there was previously no code to adequately report it. As research showed its benefits and demand for Perio Tray delivery grew in dental offices, so did frustration over the inability to properly document its prescribed use for individual patients with gingivitis and cosmetic dentist london

On behalf of these prescribing dentists, Perio Protect petitioned the ADA Code Maintenance Committee (formerly known as the Code Revision Committee and the Code Advisory Committee) to update the CDT Code to include a sealed medicament tray. Changes to the CDT Code now occur annually after committee deliberation and vote. Public testimony is accepted during the open meeting process. Voting members of the CMC include representatives from the ADA, dental specialty organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and third-party payers. Perio Protect recognizes the guidance of the AGD, members of the CMC, and the support of dentists prescribing Perio Trays for the decisive …read more


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