Taxonomy Code 122300000X
Dentist

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code122300000X
Grouping:Dental Providers
Classification:Dentist
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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C5 - Dentist
Notes:Source: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
39% Female
61% Male
100% Individual Providers (103186)0% Medical Organizations (32,938)39% Female Providers (40357)61% Male Providers (62829)

The code 122300000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dentist grouped under dental providers. NPI records indicate a total of 136,124 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dentist of which 40,357 are registered as females, 62,829 registered as males and 32,938 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.


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