40th Anniversary | TDIC (The Dentists Insurance Company)
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40 Years and counting

Dr. David Gaynor, past California Dental Association president and co-founder of The Dentists Insurance Company, recounted the story of TDIC’s remarkable beginning in a video commemorating the company’s 30-year anniversary shortly before he passed away. A decade later, TDIC’s policyholder community extends far beyond California — protecting dentists in 15 states — but our drive and dedication are still as dentist-centric as in Dr. Gaynor’s time.

Built by dentists in 1980: TDIC marks 40 years of dentist-centric protection

When malpractice rates began to dramatically rise in the mid-70s, a small group of California Dental Association members took action to build a company that would be solely focused on protecting dentists. On July 1, 1980, The Dentists Insurance Company wrote its first policy.

Read about our remarkable founding 


Timeline 

2020

The Dentists Insurance Company celebrates 40 years of protecting dentists.

2019

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

2017

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

2015

TDIC celebrates 35 years of protecting dentists.

2011

Workers' Compensation added to TDIC's professional products.

2008

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

2007

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

2006

Nevada Dental Association endorses TDIC.

2005

New Jersey Dental Association endorses TDIC.

2003

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

2000

Hawaii Dental Association endorses TDIC.

1998

TDIC adds optional Employment Practices Liability coverage.

1997

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

1996

Illinois State Dental Society endorses TDIC.

1992

TDIC offers coverage to Minnesota dentists.

1990

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

1989

The first dividend is declared and paid to policyholders.

1986

TDIC introduces its first risk management program.

1983

TDIC begins offering claims-made coverage.

1980

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.