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 Regulatory Compliance

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

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 Practice Management

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 Regulatory Compliance

Earn C.E. while sharpening communication and documentation skills

TDIC offers a new seminar, online and in person, to help dentists improve communication and documentation skills to reduce the potential for complaints, claims, or lawsuits.

September 1, 2022 Practice Management

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 Regulatory Compliance

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

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

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 Patient Care

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

Celebrate safely: How to minimize the liability risks of office parties

Though holiday events can and should be celebratory and fun, maintaining professionalism among all attendees is still a must. By taking a few precautionary measures, it is possible to curb risk while wrapping up 2021 with joy.

November 18, 2021 Office Policies & Manuals

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 Practice Management