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a


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adult dentition


The permanent teeth of adulthood that either replace the primary dentition or erupt distally to the primary molars. adverse selection. A statistical condition within a group when there is a greater demand for dental services and/or more services necessary than the average expected for that group.
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analgesia


See definition under anesthesia.
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cob


See coordination of benefits.
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gingivectomy


The excision or removal of gingiva.
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indigent


Those individuals whose income falls below the poverty line as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
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pulpotomy


Removal of a portion of the pulp, including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing.
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upcode


Reporting a more complex and/or higher cost procedure than was actually performed. Also known as overcoding.
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yeast


A general term for a fungus occurring as a . unicellular, nucleated organism that usually reproduces by budding. Some yeasts may reproduce by fission, many producing mycelia or pseudomycelia.
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contact information


Telephone: ADA Members, please use the toll-free number on the back of your membership card Direct dial, 312.440.2500 Email: dentalcode@ada.org
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