Risk Management

The wise old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” best describes the philosophy of TDIC’s Risk Management department, which focuses on reducing the frequency and severity of professional claims.

We know that one of the best ways to meet this goal is to improve the quality of dental care through education. To that end, we offer informative presentations and publications designed to educate dentists about ways they can provide optimal care for their patients and also reduce their claims exposure. We are available to speak to component societies, dental conferences and study clubs, all at no charge.

After all, a claim averted is always preferable to a lawsuit won.

Liability Lifeline

2021 Volume 1, Health + Resilience Issue

Explore the many causes and implications of today’s evolving wellness issues, understand how dentists’ well-being can increase the practice's liability risks and learn healthy techniques for coping and building resilience.

2020 Volume 3, Health & Safety Practices Issue

Learn the best health and safety practices for dental offices. With guidance from TDIC Risk Management analysts, discover steps to reduce risk for your practice and dental team, while reducing potential liabilities from sharps injuries, bloodborne pathogens and more.

2020 Volume 2, Wildfire Issue

Prepare your practice for wildfire season with guidance from TDIC’s Risk Management experts. Plan ahead with a helpful checklist and learn how to take inventory to safeguard your practice, navigate disrupted practice operations and take emergency measures to protect property.

Liability Lifeline 2020 Volume 2

Learn how to prepare your practice for a perpetual wildfire season with guidance from TDIC’s Risk Management experts. Plan ahead with a helpful checklist and learn how to take inventory to safeguard your practice, navigate disrupted operations and protect property with emergency measures.


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2020 Volume 1, COVID-19 Issue

TDIC’s Risk Management experts have compiled timely resources and guidance to help dentists protect themselves and their practices through the COVID-19 pandemic. Check off each step to protect property during extended practice interruption, get answers to your questions about telehealth, review considerations for telecommuting and get tips for putting disrupted time to work with education and planning.

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Risk Management Seminars

Attendance at a risk management seminar every three years is required for all insured dentists. Attendance can also be applied toward the continuing dental education requirements adopted by the Washington and Idaho State Boards.

Upcoming Seminars

May 29, 2020

Risk Management: Addressing Current Issues in the Dental Practice
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (Seattle)
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Self Study

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 and will also be eligible for our risk management credit.

Contact Us

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800.452.0504

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Risk Management Manual

The goals of health care risk management are always to improve the quality of patient care and reduce the frequency and severity of claims. Risk Management: A Practical Guide for Dentists provides a basic overview of best practices appropriate for the entire dental team, as well as providing another option for dentists who want to take the online self study quiz.

Download Manual (PDF)