ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z01.2

Encounter for dental examination and cleaning

Diagnosis Code Z01.2

ICD-10: Z01.2
Short Description: Encounter for dental examination and cleaning
Long Description: Encounter for dental examination and cleaning
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z01.2

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Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for oth sp exam w/o complaint, suspected or reprtd dx (Z01)

Information for Patients


Dental Health

Also called: Oral health

It's important to take care of your mouth and teeth starting in childhood. If you don't, you could have problems with your teeth and gums - like cavities or even tooth loss.

Here's how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • Dental care - adult (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dental plaque identification at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)


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