Risk Management

TDIC is committed to providing innovative education that encourages safe and effective patient care and provides insured members the knowledge needed to reduce the likelihood of future lawsuits.

Fall 2018

Knowledge of insurance basics allows you to be comfortable and confident when it comes to your coverage. This issue of Liability Lifeline guides you in reading your policy, understanding insurance terms and choosing the type of coverage that's right for you.

Summer 2018

When treating minor patients, dentists should be aware of the regulations that govern who has a say in treatment decisions. This issue of Liability Lifeline explores factors in determining legal authority such as divorce, absent parents, stepparents, non-custodial caretakers and self-sufficient minors.

Spring 2018

What does state legalization of recreational marijuana use mean to you as an employer? The Spring 2018 issue of Liability Lifeline covers considerations for your practice’s employee handbook and drug-free workplace policy. Other topics in the issue include how offering treatment discounts can increase your risks.

Winter 2017

It can be tricky to navigate risks when dealing with difficult situations. The Winter 2017 issue of Liability Lifeline highlights real calls to TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line and the advice risk analysts gave to help steer practice owners to the best course of action.

Fall 2017

Water, fire and theft are the top three property loss types for dental offices, and this issue of Liability Lifeline details the steps that practice owners can take to reduce their risk of damage and mitigate costly losses.

Risk Management Seminars

Interested in having a Risk Management expert speak at your component society meeting or event? For more information contact Shelley Campbell at 503.265.4014 or [email protected].


January 22, 2021
Lane County (Eugene)
Registration Contact: Jim Wilcox 541.686.1175

March 12, 2021
Eastern Oregon Dental Society (Pendleton)
Registration Contact: Dr. Jason Walker 5​41.276.1561

April 8, 2021
Oregon Dental Conference
Registration Contact: Oregon Dental Association

May 25, 2021 
Clackamas County Dental Society (Oregon City)
Registration Contact: Dr. Fred Bremner 503.784.9267 

October 8, 2021
Southern Willamette (Corvallis)
Registration Contact: Dr. Brian Summers 541.926.6389

November 9, 2021
Washington County (Beaverton)
Registration Contact: Becky Petersen 503.848.5605 or
[email protected]

December 14, 2021
Marion & Polk County (Salem)
Registration Contact: Teri Butler 503.581.9353


February 25, 2022
Southern Oregon (Medford)
Registration Contact: Tonya Sowles [email protected]

April 7, 2022
Oregon Dental Conference
Registration Contact: Oregon Dental Association

December 2, 2022
Multnomah Dental (Portland)
Registration Contact: Lora Mattsen 503.513.5010

December 9, 2022
Central Oregon (Bend/Redmond)
Dr. Jessica Henderson

If you cannot attend one of our risk management seminars in person, check out our self-study option.

Successful completion of the Self-Study Quiz will earn three hours of CE.

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