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Certified Coder in Dentistry
CCDEN™

Coding is key for accuracy to support accurate reimbursement, legal requirements, and quality measures.  The CCDEN™ credential is for coder, billers, and auditors, to increase their claim payment percentage and ensure providers receive the highest reimbursement possible based on the documentation.

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 in dentistry.

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The Info

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

  1. Current Dental Terminology (CDT®) coding

  2. ICD-10-CM coding

  3. HCPCS coding

  4. Correct use of modifiers

  5. Global surgery package

  6. Medical terminology

  7. 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.  CDT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided.  Class education includes pre-recorded classroom videos and practice case studies.  Students are provided with assign instructor's email and cell number for questions.

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.

Investment To Your Future Career Growth

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Certified Documenter in Dentistry
CDDEN™

Documentation is key for accuracy to support clinical requirements, coding, and quality measures.  The CDDEN™ credential is for health care providers, from medical assistants to physicians, to increase their patient care and solidify the practice.

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 CDDEN™ credential with the minimum passing score of 90% have shown they are experts in the field of documenting in dentistry.

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The Info

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

  1. Reviewing medical documentation for the highest level of accuracy.

  2. Identify documentation shortfalls in a medical record.

  3. Global surgery package

  4. Medical terminology

  5. Anatomy

  6. Pathophysiology

  7. Identify documentation to support the following code sets:

  • Current Dental Terminology (CDT®) coding

  • ICD-10-CM coding

  • HCPCS coding

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.  CDT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided.  Class education includes pre-recorded classroom videos, PowerPoint videos, and practice case studies.  Students are provided with assign instructor's email and cell number for questions.

Credential Requirements

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

Investment To Your Future Career Growth

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