122300000X Taxonomy Code - Dentist

Code

122300000X

ClassificationDentist
GroupingDental Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionA 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.
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C5 - Dentist
NotesSource: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 122300000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dentist grouped under dental providers. NPI records indicate a total of 120,877 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dentist of which 33,288 are registered as females, 58,051 registered as males and 29,538 are organizations.

122300000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.

Dentist Health Care Providers by State

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