Taxonomy Code 124Q00000X
Dental Hygienist

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code124Q00000X
Grouping:Dental Providers
Classification:Dental Hygienist
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:An individual who has completed an accredited dental hygiene education program, and an individual who has been licensed by a state board of dental examiners to provide preventive care services under the supervision of a dentist. Functions that may be legally delegated to the dental hygienist vary based on the needs of the dentist, the educational preparation of the dental hygienist and state dental practice acts and regulations, but always include, at a minimum, scaling and polishing the teeth. To avoid misleading the public, no occupational title other than dental hygienist should be used to describe this dental auxiliary.
Notes:Source: Comprehensive Policy Statement on Dental Auxiliaries, American Dental Association.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
94% Female
5% Male
100% Individual Providers (14814)0% Medical Organizations (1,076)94% Female Providers (14000)5% Male Providers (814)

The code 124Q00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dental hygienist grouped under dental providers. NPI records indicate a total of 15,890 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dental hygienist of which 14,000 are registered as females, 814 registered as males and 1,076 are organizations.

124Q00000X 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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