122300000X Taxonomy Code - Dentist

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Dental Providers



NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 17.1

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.

Level II - Classification

Related Taxonomy Codes

No. Taxonomy Code Taxonomy Clasification Taxonomy Specialization
1 1223D0001X Dentist Dental Public Health
2 1223D0004X Dentist Dentist Anesthesiologist
3 1223E0200X Dentist Endodontics
4 1223G0001X Dentist General Practice
5 1223P0106X Dentist Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
6 1223P0221X Dentist Pediatric Dentistry
7 1223P0300X Dentist Periodontics
8 1223P0700X Dentist Prosthodontics
9 1223S0112X Dentist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10 1223X0008X Dentist Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
11 1223X0400X Dentist Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

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