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Glossary

Our glossary features any dental term you need to know, from A to Z. Still confused about something? Give us a call — we’re happy to help.

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  • Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) Of 1966
    A federal law that includes Administrative Simplification Provisions that require all health plans, including ERISA, as well as health care clearinghouses and any dentist who transmits health information in an electronic transaction, to use a standard format. The HIPAA standard electronic(...)
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
    A legal entity that accepts responsibility and financial risk for providing specified services to a defined population during a defined period of time at a fixed price. An organized system of health care delivery that provides comprehensive care to enrollees through designated providers.(...)
  • Healthcare Provider Taxonomy
    The code that identifies the type of health care provider involved in furnishing services to beneficiaries.
  • Hemisection
    Surgical separation of a multi-rooted tooth.
  • High Noble Alloys
    Noble Metal Content > 60% (gold + platinum group*) and gold > 40% Au)
  • Histopathology
    The study of disease processes at the cellular level.
  • Hold Harmless Clause
    A contract provision in which one party to the contract promises to be responsible for liability incurred by the other party. Hold harmless clauses frequently appear in the following contexts: 1) Contracts . between dental benefit organizations and an individual dentist often contain a promise(...)
  • Homologous
    See graft.
  • Hyperplastic
    Pertaining to an abnormal increase in the number of cells in an organ or a tissue with consequent enlargement.