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By consistently reviewing trends, auditing service processes, listening to our policyholders and responding to changing markets, TDIC is able to develop innovative insurance products and related services that help dentists practice more confidently and productively.

 

Dental Board cracking down on Botox law
04/21/2014
CDA has recently learned that the Dental Board of California has begun taking disciplinary action against dentists who are providing Botox/Dysport or derma filler treatments to patients for cosmetic purposes or teaching courses to dentists to do so.
Last chance to earn 5 percent TDIC discount
03/20/2014

TDIC Professional Liability policyholders whose Risk Management premium discount expires soon should register for their last chance to complete TDIC's Risk Management seminar, The High Cost of Shortcuts. California dentists must successfully complete the seminar by April 25th to maintain and/or receive the discount. However, for those who attend the CDA Presents Risk Management seminars, the discount will apply to the July 1, 2014 renewal. In addition, registrants will earn 3.0 C.E.

The Dentists Insurance Company again earns "A" rating
03/11/2014
The Dentists Insurance Company has announced its 20th consecutive year earning the A.M. Best Company’s “A” rating. The A.M. Best Company rating includes comparisons to peers and industry standards as well as assessments of operating plans, philosophy and management.
Use of Botox in dentistry is a fine line
02/05/2014
As questions increase about the use of Botox in dentistry, The Dentists Insurance Company advises California dentists that the use of preparations such as Botox and Dysport must be within the scope of dental practice.
Compromised patient health warrants medical clearance
01/07/2014
Dental offices routinely send medical clearance forms to physicians before beginning treatment on medically compromised patients, and The Dentists Insurance Company receives a number of questions on its Advice Line about this practice. A San Francisco-area attorney working with TDIC who specializes in professional liability and business law, weighs in on how when it comes to medical clearance, the big issue is whether dental treatment could substantially affect a patient’s physical condition or the reverse, whether a physical condition could affect dental care.
Register for 2014 TDIC Risk Management seminars
11/14/2013
Registration for the spring 2014 lineup of TDIC’s Risk Management Seminar: The High Cost of Shortcuts is now open. TDIC is offering the seminar to help dentists avoid lawsuits related to incomplete documentation or failing to fully inform patients.
Still time to register for fall TDIC Risk Management seminars
09/11/2013
There is still time to register for the remaining seminars in TDIC’s fall lineup of The High Cost of Shortcuts. TDIC is offering the Risk Management seminar to help dentists avoid lawsuits related to incomplete documentation or failing to fully inform patients. The High Cost of Shortcuts presents real case studies to dentists and staff members to help them understand best practices on creating a proactive approach when multiple dentists treat one patient,  establishing office procedures when patients complain of pain and more.
Protect your practice with TDIC at CDA Presents
07/19/2013
Attendees of next month’s CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco will have an opportunity to take advantage of several TDIC offerings. There will be four chances to attend TDIC’s Risk Management seminar, The High Cost of Shortcuts, as well as two lectures (C.E. non-eligible) at The Spot to help dentists protect their practices and their careers.
07/03/2013
Employment Practices Liability insurance, often referred to as EPL, provides protection for dental practice owners against specific claims made by employees, former employees or prospective employees. EPL covers employment-related claims such as discrimination because of age, sex, race or disability, wrongful termination and sexual harassment, and pays for defense costs, settlements and civil damages in the event of such allegations. Risk Management analysts at The Dentists Insurance Company say it is common for policyholders to mistakenly think their Professional and Business Liability insurance covers employment-related lawsuits.
Register for fall TDIC Risk Management seminars
06/11/2013
Registration for the fall 2013 lineup of TDIC’s risk management seminar, The High Cost of Shortcuts, is now open. TDIC is offering the seminar to help dentists avoid lawsuits related to incomplete documentation or failing to fully inform patients. The High Cost of Shortcuts presents real case studies to dentists and staff members to help them understand best practices on creating a proactive approach when multiple dentists treat one patient; establishing office procedures when patients complain of pain; implementing office protocol when dealing with patient emergencies; and recommending treatment plans.
04/29/2013
We are entering May, which is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, and a good time for dentists to make sure that their futures are protected. Disability Insurance Awareness Month was named by the LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions to safeguard their families’ financial futures.
Mobile phone policy needed in dental offices
03/26/2013
Mobile phone use during work hours can give patients the impression their dental care is not a priority, and phone use creates distractions that can increase liability. Inaccurate documentation and lack of attention to detail can occur when concentration is divided between work and mobile devices. The Dentists Insurance Company recommends banning cellphone and smartphone use while on duty, including sending or receiving personal calls, emails and text messages or using smartphone applications.
03/11/2013
TDIC Professional Liability policyholders whose Risk Management premium discount expires soon should register for their last chance to complete TDIC’s Risk Management seminar, The High Cost of Shortcuts.
03/04/2013
The Dentists Insurance Company reports an increase in web-related copyright infringement claims with 16 cases in 2012, up from two claims in 2009. TDIC analysts say dentists, or the individuals who set up dental practice websites, may not be aware of the legal requirement to secure a license for photos and other materials used online.
TDIC earns "A" rating for 19th consecutive year
02/27/2013
The Dentists Insurance Company has announced its 19th consecutive year earning the A.M. Best Company’s “A” rating.
First-year dentists get discount on TDIC insurance
02/11/2013
To make the transition from dental school to the workforce easier, TDIC is offering newly licensed dentists their first year of Professional Liability insurance for just $50.
Last chance to receive 5 percent TDIC discount
01/25/2013
TDIC Professional Liability policyholders whose Risk Management premium discount expires soon should register for their last chance to complete TDIC’s live Risk Management seminar, High Cost of Shortcuts.
Remembering ‘Lion of a man’ Dr. J. David Gaynor, TDIC founder
01/18/2013
Dr. David Gaynor, past CDA president and co-founder of The  Dentists Insurance Company, passed away January 14 at the age of 81, following  complications from pneumonia.
Last chances to attend fall TDIC Risk Management courses
10/17/2012
Two seminars remain in the lineup for the Fall 2012 Risk Management Seminar: The High Cost of Shortcuts. TDIC is offering the seminar to help dentists avoid lawsuits related to incomplete documentation or failing to fully inform patients.
March 2012
03/01/2012

Top Stories: CDA bills tackle dental plan concerns; CDA Cares treatment plan: Relieve pain and infection; TDIC announces rate reduction for CA policyholders

April 2011
04/01/2011

Top Stories: National foundations focus on barriers to care; New TDIC bundle gives "Optimum" coverage; Tobacco industry whistleblower headlines general health lectures

March 2011
03/01/2011

Top Stories: Making smart dentists smarter - CDA Compass celebrates two years of helping members; Plan your show experience online; TDIC workers' comp policy protects practices

February 2011
02/01/2011

Top Stories: TDIC to offer its own workers’ comp insurance; CAMBRA challenges status quo; Members ‘Give Kids a Smile’

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