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Certified Coder in Dentistry
CCDEN™

With the Special Coder Institute, all credential exams are fill-in-the-blank.  SCI does not utilize the multiple-choice format as real-world coding is not multiple choice.

 

Those who have earned the CCDEN™ credential with the minimum passing score of 90% have shown they are experts in the field of coding for dentistry.

The Info

The Certified Coder in Dentistry™ examinee will be tested on:

Current Dental Terminology (CDT®) coding

ICD-10-CM coding

HCPCS coding

Correct use of modifiers

Global surgery package

Medical terminology

Anatomy

Exam Information

100 fill-in-the-blank codes with multiple case studies

3 hours and 0 minutes time permitted

$249

90% or higher score required for exam passing

FREE retake, valid 1 (one) year from purchase date

Exam Requirement

An examinee must hold current SCI membership.

Exam Approved References

CDT® book (any publisher)

ICD-10-CM (any publisher)

HCPCS (any publisher)

One additional reference per the examinee's choosing.

Available Education

The Specialty Coder Institute has created an 8 hour, on-demand, high quality education class to prepare for the exam.  Tuition includes textbook.  CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided.  Class education includes pre-recorded classroom video, PowerPoint video, practice case studies.

Credential Requirements

Once a member earns the CCDEN™ credential, CEUs (continuing education units) are required to maintain membership.  For CEU information, visit SCI's CEU page.

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