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Dental Malocclusion F053

Last amended 
29 June 2015
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
17 of 2011
Balance of Probabilities SOP
18 of 2011
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 149

 ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 524.2,524.4
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: K07.2, K07.4

Dental malocclusion is acquired misalignment of contact between the upper and lower teeth sufficient to create problems and warrant treatment.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP?No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Nil

Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.

  • Report from treating dentist