Dentist

Grouping: Dental Providers

Dentist (Taxonomy Code# 122300000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 122300000X
Classification Dentist
Grouping Dental Providers
Number of Providers 102824

Definition Dentist

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.
Notes: Source: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association

Classification Information Dentist

All Specializations of Dentist

Specialization Definition
General 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.
Dental Public Health The 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.
Dentist Anesthesiologist A dentist who has successfully completed an accredited postdoctoral anesthesiology residency training program for dentists of two or more years duration, in accord with Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Standards for Dental Anesthesiology Residency Programs, and/or meets the eligibility requirements for examination by the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Endodontics The branch of dentistry that is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
General Practice A general dentist is the primary dental care provider for patients of all ages. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology The specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral and maxillofacial pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology The specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery The specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 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.
Pediatric Dentistry An age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
Periodontics That specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.
Prosthodontics That branch of dentistry pertaining to the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.

Providers Information

Dentist · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1558969790 Dental Park of San Juan Pllc (Organization) 1618 N Veterans Blvd Ste A, San Juan, TX 78589-3221
1386242527 Ayesha Jeelani 915 William D Fitch Pkwy Ste 300, College Station, TX 77845-4638
1588261812 New London Family Dental (Organization) 15 Ash St Se, New London, MN 56273
1194323428 Farnaz Chehrazi 133 Park St Apt 603, Brookline, MA 02446-4984
1417555780 Tpc Dental Care PC (Organization) 2610 Tpc Pkwy Ste 102, San Antonio, TX 78259-2394
1497353619 Shikha Nanda 45 E Newton St Apt 107, Boston, MA 02118-4803
1255939575 B Deirmenjian Dds Inc (Organization) 2990 Jamacha Rd Ste 132, El Cajon, CA 92019-4320
1497352744 Shahad Hadadi 2 Hancock St Apt 504, Quincy, MA 02171-1769
1255938551 Steven Kauftheil Dds Pllc (Organization) 630 5th Ave Ste 1815, New York, NY 10111-1872
1831796226 Thompson Dental Pllc (Organization) 9859 W. Deer Springs Way, Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89149
1639776073 Stephanie Jeanne Bauman 3060 W Olympic Blvd Apt 438, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3838
1235736513 O.h. Barkhordar D.d.s.,inc. (Organization) 1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Ste 203, Gardena, CA 90247-3228
1013514538 Ranim Suliman 9824 Conant St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
1942807466 Kristie Han 3494 S Grape St, Denver, CO 80222-7528
1972100451 South Florida Sleep Solutions LLC (Organization) 9100 Sw 53rd St, Cooper City, FL 33328-5021
1396342762 Leonard James Cochrane IIi 150 Bee St Apt 706, Charleston, SC 29401-5706
1912504572 Paul Glenn Swinney IIi 5613 Donnybrook Ave, Tyler, TX 75703-6111
1710584172 Nima Yaghobian 137 S Reeves Dr Apt 403, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3001
1598362949 Brian Binh Thai 970 W El Camino Real Ste 1, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1180
1184221616 American Dental Pllc (Organization) 4601 Pinecrest Office Park Dr Ste D, Alexandria, VA 22312-1442

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Data Provider National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association

This dataset includes 800 health care provider taxonomy codes maintained by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). It is used in transactions specified in HIPAA and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) application for enumeration. Each taxonomy is registered with code, grouping, classification, specialization, definition, etc.