Orthodontic Case Submissions



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Orthodontic Case Submissions

Please submit your orthodontic cases for review to:

Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc.

P.O. Box 222

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Your orthodontic case submissions must include the following:

1. A completed standard ADA claim form


  1. Narrative including:

a. Treatment plan

b. Treatment time

c. Total case fee

d. Initial case fee

e. Retention fee


  1. Diagnostic photographs are required, including three facial photographs (profile, frontal, and smiling), and five intraoral photographs (frontal, right lateral, left lateral, and maxillary and mandibular occlusal).

  2. A properly completed and scored Salzmann Malocclusion Severity Assessment form

  3. A panoramic and/or cephalometric radiograph

  4. Additional documentation from referring general dentists, pediatric behavioral health or mental health providers, or a statement that no other documentation was presented

  5. A narrative description of any severe deviation(s) affecting the mouth and/or underlying structures that would not be evident from the diagnostic materials provided

  6. In lieu of photographs, properly trimmed study models, bite registration (will not be returned)

Cases submitted for review without the documentation listed above will be returned to the submitting office.



Malocclusion Severity Assessment Scoring Guidelines

The following references correspond to the sample Salzmann Scoring Sheet which follows this section.



SECTION A. Intra Arch Deviation

  • Only the four maxillary incisors should be included in this category. Additionally, the maximum score for this line cannot exceed eight (8) points, and no tooth may be scored twice, such as counting a tooth as both crowded and rotated.

  • Only the four mandibular incisors should be included in this category. Additionally the maximum score for this line cannot exceed four (4) points, and no tooth may be scored twice, such as counting a tooth as both crowded and rotated.

  • Rotation in the posterior area only refers to tooth irregularities that interrupt the continuity of the dental arch and involve all or part of the lingual or buccal surfaces such that rotated posterior teeth have buccal or lingual surface(s) wholly or partially facing the proximal surface of adjacent teeth.

SECTION B. Inter Arch Deviation

  • Overjet only refers to those maxillary incisors that have a labio axial inclination with mandibular incisors occluding the palatal gingivae.

  • Overbite only refers to those maxillary incisors that occlude on or opposite the mandibular labial gingivae or those mandibular incisors that occlude on the palatal gingivae.

SECTION 2. Posterior Segments

  • Mesio-distal deviation only refers to the mandibular teeth that have their buccal cusps (mesio buccal cusp of the first permanent molar) occluding entirely mesial or distal to the accepted normal relation to the maxillary teeth.

  • Posterior crossbite only refers to the maxillary posterior teeth that are buccally or lingually displaced out of the entire occlusal contact with the opposing arch.

Closed Spacing means space insufficient for the complete eruption of a tooth. Only permanent teeth may be counted when completing the malocclusion assessment record for the determination of medical necessity. By definition, interceptive therapy is not a covered service unless it is needed to prevent a skeletal abnormal developmental condition.




Member Name: _________________

ID#: _____________________

D.O.B.: ___________________



DELTA DENTAL OF NEW JERSEY

SALTZMANN HANDICAPPING MALOCCLUSION ASSESSMENT RECORD

(Please mark the affected tooth numbers.)

A.

INTRA-ARCH DEVIATION






















SCORE TEETH

AFFECTED ONLY

MISSING

CROWDED

ROTATED

SPACING

NO.

POINT VALUE

SCORE









OPEN

CLOSED







MAXILLA

Ant

7 8 9 10

7 8 9 10

7 8 9 10

7^8^9^10

7 8 9 10




X 2







Post

3 4 5 6

14 13 12 11

3 4 5 6

14 13 12 11

3 4 5 6

14 13 12 11

3 4 5 6

14 13 12 11

3 4 5 6

14 13 12 11




X I




MANDIBLE

Ant

23 24 25 26

23 24 25 26

23 24 25 26

23^24^ 25^26

23 24 25 26




X I







Post

19 20 21 22

30 29 28 27

19 20 21 22

30 29 28 27

19 20 21 22

30 29 28 27

19 20 21 22

30 29 28 27

19 20 21 22

30 29 28 27




X I




Ant = anterior teeth (4 incisors). Post = posterior teeth (including canine, premolars, and first molar). No. = number of teeth affected.

TOTAL SCORE






B. INTER-ARCH OEVIATION

1. Anterior Segment



















OVERJET

OVERBITE (MAX 4 TEETH)

CROSSBITE

OPENBITE

NO.

POINT VALUE

SCORE

SCORE MAXILLARY TEETH

AFFECTED ONLY EXCEPT

OVERBITE*

7 8 9 10

7 8 9 10 23 24 25 26

7 8 9 10

7 8 9 10




X 2






'Score maxillary or mandibular Incisors. No. = number of teeth affected.




TOTAL SCORE


















2. Posterior Segments



















RELATE MANDIBULAR TO

MAXILLARY TEETH

SCORE AFFECTED MAXILLARY

TEETH ONLY

NO.

POINT VALUE

SCORE

SCORE TEETH

AFFECTED ONLY


DISTAL

MESIAL

CROSSBITE

OPENBITE












RIGHT

LEFT

RIGHT

LEFT

RIGHT

LEFT

RIGHT

LEFT










Canine




























X I




1ST Premolar




























X I




2ND Premolar




























X I




1ST Molar




























X I







TOTAL SCORE







GRAND TOTAL




G. OTHER DEVIATIONS (use additional sheet if necessary)

If the total score is less than twenty-four (24) points Delta Dental shall consider additional information of a substantial nature about the presence of other severe deviations affecting the mouth and underlying structures. Other deviations shall be considered severe if, left untreated; they would cause irreversible damage to the teeth and underlying structures.

Is there presence of other severe deviations affecting the mouth and underlying structures? (If any, comment below). Y/N

Records Submitted:  FMS  Panorex  Models  Photographs  Other:

Date of Records:

Comments: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ASSESSMENT RECORD Prepared by:

Signature
Date

Please submit your completed Assessment

Diagnostic materials and Claim form to:

Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc.

P.O. Box 222

Parsippany, NJ 07054





DDNJ/CT-2014

PS 11/13





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