A majority of the new codes fall into two larger categories. The first addresses changes we have seen in diagnostic imaging, especially with cone beam. The codes show ranges of upper jaw, lower jaw, or both arches, and even include a specific coding for machines that allow more focused field exposure. They also added codes for MRI and ultrasound of the cranium and face.
The other main area with new codes focuses on oral surgery, including grafting, removal of defective implants, sinus augmentation and more.