1223D0001X Taxonomy Code - Dentist Dental Public Health

Code

1223D0001X

ClassificationDentist
SpecializationDental Public Health
GroupingDental Providers
LevelLevel III - Area of Specialization
DefinitionThe science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice that serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, with applied dental research, and with the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis.
NotesSource: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 1223D0001X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dentist grouped under dental providers with a specialization in dental public health. NPI records indicate a total of 1,939 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dental public health of which 568 are registered as females, 729 registered as males and 642 are organizations.

1223D0001X is a level III taxonomy code "area of specialization" used to classify a health care provider that chooses to pracice specific services. For instance, the area of specialization of Dental Providers providers is determined by the Subspecialty Certificates issued by the different national boards. 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.



The Health Care Providers Taxonomy Code dataset is © Copyright 2020 of the American Medical Association. The code set is designed for use in electronic health care transactions mandated under HIPAA.

The taxonomy codes are unique alphanumeric codes, ten characters in length. The codes are divided into three distinct "levels": Provider Grouping, Classification, and Area of Specialization. The code set levels are organized to allow navigating down from generic classification to a provider's most specific level of specialization.

The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) maintains the taxonomy code set. For additional information visit nucc.org