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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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  • National Association Of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
    Professional or trade association for state departments of insurance (http://www.naic.org).
  • National Provider Identified (NPI)
    This is an identifier assigned by the federal government to all providers considered to be HIPAA covered entities. Dentists who are not covered entities may elect to obtain an NPI at their discretion, or may be enumerated if required by a participating provider agreement with a third-party(...)
  • Necessary Treatment
    A necessary dental procedure or service as determined by a dentist, to either establish or maintain a patient's oral health. Such determinations are based on the professional diagnostic judgment of the dentist, and the standards of care that prevail in the professional community.
  • Noble Alloys
    Noble Metal Content > 25% (gold + platinum group*).
  • Non-Autogenous
    A graft from donor other than patient.
  • Nonduplication Of Benefits
    Term used to describe one of the ways the secondary carrier may calculate its portion of the payment if a patient is covered by two benefit plans. The secondary carrier calculates what it would have paid if it were the primary plan and subtracts what the other plan paid. For example, if the(...)
  • Nonparticipating Dentist
    Any dentist who does not have a contractual agreement with a dental benefit organization to render dental care to members of a dental benefit program.