Issues Around Dental Tariff Codes South Africa
All dental tariffs and rates are VAT inclusive.
The tariff schedules includes procedures and services for use by Oral Healthcare
Providers for purposes of keeping accurate patient records, reporting procedures
on patients, and processing oral healthcare related insurance claims.
The procedures are those performed by general dental practitioners, oral pathologists,
prosthodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, maxillo-facial and oral surgeons and
The procedures codes listed in the dental schedule have, for the convenience in using
the schedule, been divided into categories of services, based on the branches
of clinical dental practice.
The procedures are grouped under the category of service with which the procedures
are most frequently identified and should not be interpreted as excluding certain categories
of Oral Healthcare Providers from performing such procedures.
Individual procedure codes consist of a procedure code, procedure description (nomenclature),
and when necessary, a descriptor, that provides further definition and/or guidelines to clarify
the intended use of the procedure code.