About Us

Protecting dentists. It's all we do. 
On July 1, 1980, in a climate of skyrocketing professional liability insurance premiums, a bold group of CDA-member dentists took action and created The Dentists Insurance Company, TDIC. The three promises we made more than 40 years ago when we started TDIC are still true today: to only protect dentists, to protect them better than any other insurance company and to be there when they need us. Choose TDIC coverage and discover the dentist-centric difference for yourself.

Dedicated expertise
Because we only protect dentists, we have expertise in the type and amount of insurance you need to protect yourself, your employees and your family. Our experienced agents will listen to your unique needs and make informed recommendations.

Extensive product line
TDIC offers a full suite of professional insurance products, including Professional and Business Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Commercial Property, Workers’ Compensation and Cyber Suite Liability coverage. In addition, TDIC Insurance Solutions, our agency, offers coverages like Health and Disability from the nation's top carriers. We also offer generous multipolicy discounts to help you save.

Products approved by your peers
A group of dentists reviews each plan we endorse to ensure it meets the needs of those practicing in the industry as well as the needs of their staff, family and practice. What's more, we research each company to ensure it has a stellar rating, solid reputation and sound financial resources to handle claims.

Exceptional coverage at a fair price
With our strength in numbers, we're able to negotiate better benefits and lower rates than what you'll find on the open market.

Our History

TDIC's mission is to support dental professionals in their practice and service to the public by providing the best value insurance products and related services. We've been delivering on this promise ever since we were built by dentists in 1980, and since then we've remarkably grown our community of dentists and earned the endorsement of several state dental associations. With the merger of DBIC and NORDIC into TDIC in 2019, we serve more than 24,000 dentists in 15 states.

Our success is due in no small part to building lifelong personal relationships with our policyholders. By consistently reviewing trends, auditing service processes, listening to our policyholders and responding to changing markets, we can develop innovative products and services that help dentists practice more efficiently and confidently. In fact, TDIC has been rated A (Excellent) by AM Best Company for 27 consecutive years.

Today, TDIC continues to evolve and deliver on the promise to protect our policyholders better than any other insurance company.



The Dentists Insurance Company celebrates 40 years of protecting dentists.


Dentists Benefits Insurance Company and Northwest Dentists Insurance Company merge into TDIC.
TDIC earns AM Best 'A' rating for 25th consecutive year.


Pacific Northwest insurers join the TDIC family: Dentists Benefits Insurance Company and Northwest Dentists Insurance Company.


TDIC celebrates 35 years of protecting dentists.


Workers' Compensation added to TDIC's professional products.


Identity theft coverage is added to the Professional Liability policy.
Equipment breakdown coverage is added to the Commercial Property policy.    


Professional Liability coverage offered to Illinois State Dental Society member dental hygienists.


Nevada Dental Association endorses TDIC.


New Jersey Dental Association endorses TDIC.


Alaska Dental Society endorses TDIC.
Pennsylvania Dental Association endorses TDIC.
TDIC offers coverage to Arizona dentists.


Hawaii Dental Association endorses TDIC.


TDIC adds optional Employment Practices Liability coverage.


The 10,000th policyholder is insured.
TDIC begins writing Commercial Property coverage.


Illinois State Dental Society endorses TDIC.


TDIC offers coverage to Minnesota dentists.


CDA and all subsidiaries move to current 1201 K Street headquarters.
Exploration of expansion into states other than California is approved.


The first dividend is declared and paid to policyholders.


TDIC introduces its first risk management program.


TDIC begins offering claims-made coverage.


California Dental Association establishes TDIC as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
TDIC issues its first Professional Liability insurance policy. 
More than 5,000 policyholders are enrolled.

Board of Directors

Our dentist-centric board of directors develops policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of TDIC/TDIC Insurance Solutions. Because the board is primarily comprised of dentists, you can be sure that TDIC has the interests of the industry, and our policyholders, at heart.

2021 TDIC/IS Board Members

Daniel Davidson, DMD, Board Chair
Peter DuBois, Executive Director, Vice Chair
Bob Spinelli, President/CEO
Steven Kend, DDS, Secretary/Treasurer
Clelan Ehrler, DDS, Director
Dennis De Tomasi, DDS, Director
Douglas Christiansen, DDS, Director
Gary Dougan, DDS, Director
John Blake, DDS, Director
Kenneth Jones, Public Director
Kevin Stockton, Public Director
Leland Panec, DDS, Director
Mark Taira, DDS, Director
Natasha Lee, DDS, Director
Princy Rekhi, DDS, Public Director
Sharine Thenard, DDS, Director
Teri Barichello, DMD, Public Director

Student Representatives

Nisha Choksi, UCLA, Class of 2022
Franz Wall, UOP, Class of 2022