Term General Dentistry
Code LV-1600.2400
Definition Programs that provide primary oral health care for patients of all ages. General dentists are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of specialized services related to the patient's oral health needs. Services generally include an oral health history, preventive dental cleanings, dental radiographs, oral cancer screening, an examination of the teeth to detect tooth decay or other problems, a periodontal examination to detect gum disease, dental restorations (e.g., fillings, crowns and implants), cosmetic dentistry, and other procedures such as fluoride treatment.
Created 6/12/02
Changed 12/22/16
Use References General Dental Services
Routine Dental Care
Routine Dental Work
See Also References
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Dental Health Care (NPC E05)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Outpatient Medical Care (UW
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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