At what age do you charge adult prophy instead of child prophy?

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At what age do you charge adult prophy instead of child prophy?

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Asked on June 16, 2016
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The standard is 13 years and older

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Answered on June 17, 2016
There is no standard age. The CDT Manual states if there is no primary teeth, it is an adult dentition therefore is coded as an adult prophylaxis. In the case of missing adult teeth where the primary tooth remains in place, it is then considered an adult prophylaxis.
(JM at March 14, 2023)
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