Taxonomy Code 122300000X
Taxonomy Code Details
|Code Level:||Level II - Classification|
|Definition:||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.|
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Health care providers and suppliers who are eligible to enroll in Medicare can use this crosswalk that links the taxonomy code with its appropriate medicare specialty code.
|C5 - Dentist|
|Notes:||Source: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association|
|Version:||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 23.0|
|Last Updated:||January 01, 2023|
The code 122300000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dentist grouped under dental providers. NPI records indicate a total of 130,761 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dentist of which 37,830 are registered as females, 61,148 registered as males and 31,783 are organizations.
122300000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe 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.
Similar Taxonomy Codes
|1223D0001X||Dentist||Dental Public Health|
|1223P0106X||Dentist||Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology|
|1223S0112X||Dentist||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|1223X0008X||Dentist||Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology|
|1223X0400X||Dentist||Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics|
Dentist Health Care Providers by State
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