Taxonomy Code 1223X0400X
Dentist Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code1223X0400X
Grouping:Dental Providers
Classification:Dentist
Specialization:Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Code Level:Level III - Area of Specialization
Definition:That area of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures, including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformations of their related structures and the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and/or the stimulation and redirection of functional forces within the craniofacial complex. Major responsibilities of orthodontic practice include the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of the teeth and associated alterations in their surrounding structures; the design, application and control of functional and corrective appliances; and the guidance of the dentition and its supporting structures to attain and maintain optimum occlusal relations in physiologic and esthetic harmony among facial and cranial structures.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
30% Female
70% Male
100% Individual Providers (14534)0% Medical Organizations (8,529)30% Female Providers (4299)70% Male Providers (10235)

The code 1223X0400X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dentist grouped under dental providers with a specialization in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. NPI records indicate a total of 23,063 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics of which 4,299 are registered as females, 10,235 registered as males and 8,529 are organizations.

1223X0400X is a Level III - Area of Specialization taxonomy code used to describe 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.


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