Risk Management/TDIC

TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line offers guidance for complex practice challenges

Seeking specialized advice from risk management experts is essential for addressing the complexities of running a dental practice and managing employee dynamics. Collaboration with TDIC’s Advice Line analysts contributes to the long-term viability, success and prosperity of the dental practice.

October 3, 2023 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

Dentists continue to receive non-renewal notices from commercial property insurers

Through The Dentists Insurance Company, CDA continues to hear from concerned members who have received non-renewal notices from their business owner insurance carriers. As insurance companies discontinue offering policies that dentists in California rely on, members can count on their CDA benefits for support.

August 24, 2023 |News Articles, Risk Management/TDIC

Positive communication in the dental practice reduces risk and improves outcomes

A breakdown in communication is often the underlying factor in negative online reviews, lawsuits or complaints. TDIC’s Risk Management analysts explain how a confirming communication climate in the dental office reduces risk and share ways to create one.

April 25, 2023 |Leadership and Practice Ownership, News Articles, Patient Management, Practice Management, Risk Management/TDIC

Digital accessibility lawsuits are on the rise: Is your website AwDA compliant?

The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) has noted an increase in calls to its Risk Management Advice Line from dentists who are facing AwDA digital accessibility lawsuits. Read more about the law and reasonable accessibility as well as the risks of noncompliance and benefits of compliance.

December 6, 2022 |News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

Minimize risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure through education and planning

To be compliant with Cal/OSHA standards, California dental practices are required to train any team member who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. CDA has resources available to support your practice in achieving compliance.

July 7, 2022 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, Infection Control, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

Best Practices for Hiring the Right Employee

When your staffing needs are immediate, you may be tempted to expedite available candidates and minimize their shortcomings. Protect your practice by implementing effective processes to find and hire solid employees.

April 6, 2022 |News Articles, Risk Management/TDIC

Minimizing risk while giving back to your community

Giving back by volunteering life-changing dental treatment can be one of the most rewarding aspects of your professional life. Don’t let confusion about liability coverage stand in the way of your volunteer efforts.

March 3, 2022 |News Articles, Risk Management/TDIC

Handle with care: Minimizing risk with short-term and traveling patients

A variety of situations can prompt patients who are not local to seek dental care while they are temporarily visiting or residing in your area. As the “secondary“ general dentist, you have more liability exposure than the dentist who is performing their routine dental care. Discover how to mitigate risk when you choose to treat these patients.

January 5, 2022 |Employment Practices, News Articles, Patient Care, Risk Management/TDIC

How to set up your TDIC account online and navigate new features

The Dentists Insurance Company’s website has more than a fresh new look. It’s also now faster and easier to manage your policies when and how you prefer. Online account access is now available for TDIC policyholders. Just follow these five quick tips to set up your account today, then access it online at any time.

November 18, 2021 |News Articles, Risk Management/TDIC

Romantic relationships with patients: Your obligation as the employer

Is it ever okay to date patients? The unqualified answer is simply no. When it comes to matters of the heart, however, objectivity can be compromised. Read a case study from The Dentists Insurance Company, and learn steps you can take as a practice owner.

November 2, 2021 |News Articles, Patient Care, Practice Management, Risk Management/TDIC

Ransomware on the Rise: Steps To Protect Your Practice and Systems From Cyber Disruption

When a cyberattack hits, your practice comes to a screeching halt. A compromised system can mean no access to schedules, billing or patient records. Learn how to proactively protect your systems, prevent cyber incidents and responsibly respond to a ransomware attack.

October 1, 2021 |News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

Saving time and staying safe with paperless documentation

Analysts who answer The Dentists Insurance Company’s Risk Management Advice Line field thousands of calls about practice challenges — many of which are related to navigating paper and digital documents.

September 2, 2021 |News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC