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DSSA statement regarding the implementation of SNOMED CT for UK dental practice management software

The Dental Software Suppliers Association (DSSA) has been working alongside regulatory and industry bodies including the Business Services Authority, NHS X and the Chief Dental Office, regarding the implementation of SNOMED CT.

We are aware that users of our members’ dental practice management software are contacting us to ask about the go live date which remains today, 1st September 2021. We can confirm that the ability to input SNOMED codes against treatment codes is available in all DSSA members’ products. Please see the links for specifics at the bottom of this article.

It is important to note that, to date, we have not received a finalised set of SNOMED CT codes to be incorporated into our practice management software solutions.

The DSSA is continuing to seek clarification on the following points:
1. How and when SNOMED codes should be recorded in the day-to-day workflows of diagnosis and treatment through your practice management software.

2. The finalised list of SNOMED codes for practice management systems to implement, with mapping to treatment and diagnosis codes within the software.

3. How practices are expected to use the recorded SNOMED codes; when/if the information should be viewed, transmitted or simply stored in the database.

Please be assured that all DSSA member supported customers will be provided with functionality to enable them to remain compliant with all requirements.
Each dental software supply company shall communicate directly with their customers as each of the above points are clarified, and a roadmap for inclusion within the software is agreed upon.

If you would like to know more about SNOMED, please see the article on the BDA website https://bda.org/news-centre/blog/Pages/SNOMED-CT-What-you-need-to-know.aspx

DSSA Members:

Admor: DentalPlus: https://admor.co.uk/dentalplus-dental-software

Aerona Software: https://aerona.com/

BHA Software: Pearl Dental Software https://pearldentalsoftware.com/

Carestream Dental: R4+ practice management software: https://community.carestreamdental.com/t5/R4-Documentation/CS-R4-Assigning-a-SNOMED-Code-to-Treatment-Codes/ta-p/18901

Carestream Dental: OrthoTrac practice management software https://orthotrac.co.uk/snomed/

Carestream Dental: Sensei Cloud practice management platform: https://community.carestreamdental.com/t5/SENSEI-CLOUD-RELEASE-NOTES/Sensei-Cloud-Release-0-1-5705/m-p/21454

Chiral Systems Practice Management Software: https://www.chiralsystems.com/

Dentsys practice management software: http://www.dentsys.co.uk/blog-Feb21-Snomed.html

Henry Schein: Dentally practice management software: https://blog.dentally.co/snomed-clinical-terminology-in-dentally

Henry Schein: Software of Excellence practice management software: https://blog.softwareofexcellence.co.uk/snomed-clinical-terminology-in-exact

LpySoft: Cloud 4 Dentists: https://cloud4dentists.com/index.html

LpySoft: Cloud 4 Ortho: https://cloud4ortho.com/

Status Point Practice Management Software: https://statuspoint.co.uk/

Wysdom: https://wysdom.co.uk/dental/