124Q00000X Taxonomy Code - Dental Hygienist

Code

124Q00000X

ClassificationDental Hygienist
GroupingDental Providers
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn 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.
NotesSource: Comprehensive Policy Statement on Dental Auxiliaries, American Dental Association.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020

The code 124Q00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dental hygienist grouped under dental providers. NPI records indicate a total of 12,148 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dental hygienist of which 10,652 are registered as females, 586 registered as males and 910 are organizations.

124Q00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify 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.

Dental Hygienist Health Care Providers by State

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