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Dental Malocclusion F053

Last amended 
11 March 2019
Current RMA Instruments
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
19 of 2019
Balance of Probabilities SOP
20 of 2019
Changes from previous Instruments

SOP Bulletin 207

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

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

Confirming the diagnosis

The diagnosis is made on clinical grounds, by a dentist.

Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Dental hyperocclusion

Clinical onset

Clinical onset will be when the condition first became symptomatic, or was first identified by a dentist.

Clinical worsening

For clinical worsening to develop there will generally need to be a new and different cause for the condition to that which caused initial clinical onset, rather than progression of the initial problem.