Code Maintenance Committee revises, adds new CDT codes regarding restorations, implants

Changes will be part of CDT 2025 and go into effect on Jan. 1, 2025

The CDT 2024 code set will be replaced by CDT 2025 on Jan. 1, 2025.

The Code Maintenance Committee approved a number of revisions and additions to CDT codes related to restorations and implants, among other changes, at its annual convening March 7 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

In all, 10 new codes and eight revisions, along with two deletions and four editorial changes, will be part of CDT 2025, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2025.

“The committee works to ensure that the dental community has a comprehensive procedure code set,” said Stacey Gardner, D.M.D., chair of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and the Code Maintenance Committee. “The annual CDT revisions are the culmination of months of deliberations among members of Council on Dental Benefit Programs and organizations represented on the Code Maintenance Committee.”

Notable among the changes is a revision of the nomenclature and descriptor of D2940 to enable a single code to document the placement of an interim direct restoration. New to CDT 2025 is inclusion of codes for dermal fillers and neuromodulators.

“Additional code additions and revisions for the next calendar year aim to provide clarification, fill gaps, and address the need to have a robust dental procedure code, which makes it possible to prepare accurate and detailed patient records,” Dr. Gardner said.

The CDT Code Action Request Submission and Evaluation Guidelines were established by the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs and are used by the CMC to evaluate CDT Code Changes. A full list of the guidelines can be found within the CDT Code Action Request Form found at


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