Liability Lifeline

This quarterly publication, available to TDIC policyholders, features articles on the latest risk management issues impacting dentists and steps to mitigate their influence. It also includes real questions from your peers received through TDIC’s Advice Line with thoughtful answers from our experts.

Current Issue

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.

Liability Lifeline Archive

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.
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