SECTION .0200 ‑ general


10A NCAC 25H .0201       DEFINITIONS

(a)  "Dental Services" means diagnostic, preventive or corrective procedures or dentures provided by or under the supervision of a dentist.  These services include treatment of the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, and of disease, injury, or impairment which may affect the oral or general health of the individual.

(b)  "Emergency dental care services" means those necessary to control bleeding, relieve pain, or eliminate acute infection, including emergency endodontic therapy; operative procedures which are required to prevent pulpal death and the imminent loss of teeth; or treatment of injuries to the teeth or supporting structures (e.g., bone or soft tissues contiguous to the teeth).  Prosthetic repairs that, if delayed for prior approval, would adversely affect the health of the patient may be considered emergency procedures.

(c)  "Routine services" means examinations, radiographs, preventive services, tooth extractions, minor oral surgical procedures, restorative services, prosthetic repairs and adjunctive services, such as general anesthesia, professional consultations and visits and the intramuscular injections of medicaments and drugs.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; S.L. 1985, c. 479, s. 86; 42 C.F.R. 440.100;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1992; December 1, 1987; February 29, 1980;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0201 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.