Information About CDT Codes

The code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code) is a set of standardized descriptions of dental procedures paired with a 5-character code. CDT Codes are a standard Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) code set, and the American Dental Association (ADA) releases annual updates for these codes.

Carestream Dental software uses CDT Codes to provide a consistent description of the procedures performed at your office to insurers and other interested parties. For additional information, see the ADA CDT Code website.

Please find the appropriate update utility for the Carestream Dental product used in your office. It is important to note that some Carestream Dental practice management software does not require an update utility and uses other methods to perform CDT Code updates each year.

CS SoftDent

In addition to CDT Code updates, the CDT 2020 Update for CS SoftDent includes an update to the ADA Claims Form.


The CDT 2020 Update for CS WinOMS contains 37 new codes, 5 revised codes, and deletes 6 codes.

CS PracticeWorks

CS PracticeWorks (Version 9.0 or higher) uses the CDT Injector to prompt you to update CDT codes annually. If you have not been prompted to make this update for CDT 2020, please contact support at 800.603.4438 for assistance. If you're using a version of CS PracticeWorks earlier than v9.0, you must update the CDT codes manually. See CDT 2020 Manual Update Instructions for additional information.


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