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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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The dental procedure codes for general dental practitioners are divided into twelve (12) categories of services. The procedures have been grouped according to the category with which the procedures are most frequently identified. The categories are created solely for convenience in using the Schedule and should not be interpreted as excluding certain types of Oral Care Providers from performing or reporting such procedures. These categories are similar to that in the "Current Dental Terminology" Third Edition (CDT -3).




Procedures not described in the general practitioner's schedule should be reported by referring to the relevant specialist's schedule. Dentists in general practice shall be entitled to charge two-thirds of the fees of specialists only for treatment codes that are not listed in the schedule for dentists in general practice and Modifier 8004 must be shown against any such item code (See Rules 009 and 011). There are no specific codes for orthodontic treatment in the current general practitioner's schedule, and the general practitioner must refer to the specialist orthodontist's schedule.




Oral and maxillofacial surgery (Section J of the Schedule): The fee payable to a general practitioner assistant shall be calculated as 15% of the fee of the practitioner performing the operation, with the indicated minimum (see Modifier 8007). The Compensation Fund must be informed beforehand that another dentist will be assisting at the operation and that a fee will be payable to the assistant. The assistant's name must appear on the invoice rendered to the Compensation Fund.