The 2013 ADA-CDT Dental Codes Update is now available for Dentrix customers running Dentrix G4 Productivity Pack 8 or later who are on a Dentrix Customer Service Plan. The update includes 35 new ADA-CDT Procedure codes and changes to some existing procedure codes.
Dentrix Customers on an Active Customer Service Plan
A utility is available that will automatically update the Dentrix software with the CDT 2013 codes. The update is available via the Updates Tool. The CDT 2013 update utility is also available on a disk and can be purchased by calling Sales at 1-800-DENTRIX. The price of the CD is $14.95, which covers the cost of shipping and handling.
Dentrix Customers Not on an Active Customer Service Plan
To order the CDT 2013 Update Disk at a cost of $59.95, or to find out more about Dentrix Customer Service Plans, call Sales at 1-800-DENTRIX.
How to Install the Update
Dental offices using Dentrix G4 Productivity Pack 8 or Dentrix G5 can use the Check for Updates tool to download and install the 2013 CDT Update. To find the Check for Updates tool, right-click the Dentrix Quick Launch icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar to open the Quick Launch menu. Next, click Updates and then click Check for Updates. The CDT 2013 Update should appear as an optional update. Select the CDT 2013 Update and click Yes to install the update. If the Dentrix Quick Launch icon is not displayed in the notification area, you can check for updates by clicking About Dentrix from the Help menu of any Dentrix module and then clicking the Check for Updates link.
How to Update Versions Prior to Dentrix G4 Productivity Pack 8
If you are using a version of Dentrix prior to G4 Productivity Pack 8, you can update the CDT codes in Dentrix by manually adding the 35 new codes and editing the existing codes that have changed for 2013. The new procedure codes and changes, along with instructions on adding and editing a procedure code in Dentrix, are available in our online knowledgebase. Go to www.Dentrix.com/Resource-Center, enter your Customer ID and ZIP Code to log in, and search for article #64949 to view the changes for 2013. If you’re not on a customer service plan and would like to access the Resource Center, call 1-800-DENTRIX to sign up for a Dentrix Customer Service Plan.