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.

Summer 2017

Patient records are a dentist's first line of defense when faced with a liability claim, and this issue of Liability Lifeline explores the legal requirements of releasing patient records as well as the specifics of what to include in the record itself.

Spring 2017

There’s no better season than spring to complete a comprehensive check of your dental practice. The Spring 2017 issue of Liability Lifeline discusses the importance of updating practices and procedures, examining property and reviewing records.

Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Liability Lifeline advises dentists to do their due diligence prior to purchasing a dental practice. By thoroughly examining finances, employment practices and patient care, dentists can avoid liability down the road.

Fall 2016

The fall 2016 issue of Liability Lifeline provides guidelines on how to end the dentist-patient relationship. Whether for nonpayment of fees, noncompliance, failed appointments or personal reasons, dismissing a patient from care requires specific protocols to protect yourself from claims of patient abandonment.

Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Liability Lifeline takes an in-depth look at the National Practitioner Data Bank, dispelling many of the false beliefs about its function, purpose and impact on dental practices. It also describes common liability scenarios, and the role NPDB plays in those cases.
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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