Dentist

Grouping: Dental Providers

Dentist (Taxonomy Code# 122300000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 122300000X
Classification Dentist
Grouping Dental Providers
Number of Providers 102824

Definition Dentist

A dentist is a person qualified by a doctorate in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.), licensed by the state to practice dentistry, and practicing within the scope of that license. There is no difference between the two degrees: dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. Universities have the prerogative to determine what degree is awarded. Both degrees use the same curriculum requirements set by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. State licensing boards accept either degree as equivalent, and both degrees allow licensed individuals to practice the same scope of general dentistry. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a dental specialist.
Notes: Source: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association

Classification Information Dentist

All Specializations of Dentist

Specialization Definition
General A dentist is a person qualified by a doctorate in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.), licensed by the state to practice dentistry, and practicing within the scope of that license. There is no difference between the two degrees: dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. Universities have the prerogative to determine what degree is awarded. Both degrees use the same curriculum requirements set by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. State licensing boards accept either degree as equivalent, and both degrees allow licensed individuals to practice the same scope of general dentistry. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a dental specialist.
Dental Public Health The science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice that serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, with applied dental research, and with the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis.
Dentist Anesthesiologist A dentist who has successfully completed an accredited postdoctoral anesthesiology residency training program for dentists of two or more years duration, in accord with Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Standards for Dental Anesthesiology Residency Programs, and/or meets the eligibility requirements for examination by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Endodontics The branch of dentistry that is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
General Practice A general dentist is the primary dental care provider for patients of all ages. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology The specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral and maxillofacial pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology The specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery The specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics That area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures, including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformations of their related structures and the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and/or the stimulation and redirection of functional forces within the craniofacial complex. Major responsibilities of orthodontic practice include the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of the teeth and associated alterations in their surrounding structures; the design, application and control of functional and corrective appliances; and the guidance of the dentition and its supporting structures to attain and maintain optimum occlusal relations in physiologic and esthetic harmony among facial and cranial structures.
Pediatric Dentistry An age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Periodontics That specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.
Prosthodontics That branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.

Providers Information

Dentist · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1558909465 Greene Ave Dental Pllc (Organization) 335 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
1770120693 Leonard Gary Hyman 62 Bare Hill Rd, Malone, NY 12953-2912
1083251920 Sonrisas Dental Clinic Inc (Organization) 16875 Ne 15th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33162-2914
1205473139 Mahdiya I Ahmed 2831 W 15th St # 200, Plano, TX 75075-7527
1275170219 Prohealth Dental Pllc (Organization) 2870 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
1144867052 Hanna Brody 707 Parnassus Ave Rm D3015, San Francisco, CA 94143-2210
1639716574 Todd Haskin Dmd LLC (Organization) 360 Old Chena Pump Rd Ste A, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2936
1669019782 Rms Dds, Pllc (Organization) 4255 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 111, Fort Worth, TX 76109-4224
1437796786 Burlington Center Dental Associates, PC (Organization) 30 Chestnut Ave Ste 2, Burlington, MA 01803-1604
1447897749 Hero Dental of South Oklahoma City (Organization) 825 N Broadway Ave Ste 300, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6012
1487291886 Mary Becker 304 Sw Greenwich Dr, Lees Summit, MO 64082-4408
1770120370 Open and Affordable Dental Littleton Pllc (Organization) 9568 Castle Ridge Cir, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-5701
1437796018 Everyone's Family Dental Normal LLC (Organization) 2410 W Jefferson St # 108, Joliet, IL 60435-6449
1992342406 Steven J Sutherland Dds Inc (Organization) 550 Deep Valley Dr Ste 347, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274-7603
1619514387 Englewood Dental Center PC (Organization) 3401 S Broadway Unit 160, Englewood, CO 80113-2519
1376180042 Alief Dental Care, Pllc (Organization) 12168 Bellaire Blvd Ste 110, Houston, TX 77072-2646
1730726506 Fishhawk Modern Dentistry, Pa (Organization) 16509 Fishhawk Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547-3835
1629615497 Winter Haven Modern Dentistry, Pa (Organization) 565 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880-4406
1649817404 Sung Ahn, Dds, Inc. (Organization) 1490 E Foothill Blvd Ste B, Upland, CA 91786-4072
1124664925 Brockton Dental and Orthodontics PC (Organization) 231 Main St Ste 200, Brockton, MA 02301-4342

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Data Provider National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association

This dataset includes 800 health care provider taxonomy codes maintained by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). It is used in transactions specified in HIPAA and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) application for enumeration. Each taxonomy is registered with code, grouping, classification, specialization, definition, etc.

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