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About Us

Protecting dentists. It's all we do. 
On July 1, 1980, in a climate of skyrocketing professional liability insurance premiums, a bold group of CDA-member dentists took action and created The Dentists Insurance Company, TDIC. The three promises we made more than 38 years ago when we started TDIC are still true today: to only protect dentists, to protect them better than any other insurance company and to be there when they need us. Choose TDIC coverage and discover the dentist-centric difference for yourself.

Dedicated expertise
Because we only protect dentists, we have expertise in the type and amount of insurance you need to protect yourself, your employees and your family. Our experienced agents will listen to your unique needs and make informed recommendations.

Extensive product line
TDIC offers a full suite of professional insurance products, including Professional and Business Liability, Commercial Property, Workers’ Compensation, Employment Practices Liability and Cyber Suite Liability coverage. In addition, TDIC Insurance Solutions, our agency, offers coverages like Health and Disability from the nation's top carriers. We also offer generous multipolicy discounts to help you save.

Products approved by your peers
A group of dentists reviews each plan we endorse to ensure it meets the needs of those practicing in the industry as well as the needs of their staff, family and practice. What's more, we research each company to ensure it has a stellar rating, solid reputation and sound financial resources to handle claims.

Exceptional coverage at a fair price
With our strength in numbers, we're able to negotiate better benefits and lower rates than what you'll find on the open market.
Our History

TDIC's mission is to support dental professionals in their practice and service to the public by providing the best value insurance products and related services. We've been delivering on this promise since dentists first founded us in 1980, growing our community of dentists and earning the endorsement of several state dental associations. With the merger of DBIC and NORDIC into TDIC in 2019, we now serve more than 24,000 dentists in 15 states.

Our success is due in no small part to building lifelong personal relationships with our policyholders. By consistently reviewing trends, auditing service processes, listening to our policyholders and responding to changing markets, we can develop innovative products and services that help dentists practice more efficiently and confidently. In fact, TDIC has been rated A (excellent) by A.M. Best Company for 24 consecutive years.

Today, TDIC continues to evolve and deliver on the promise to protect our policyholders better than any other insurance company.

Timeline 

2019

Dentist Benefits 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,
Dentists Benefits 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.

Board of Directors

Our volunteer board of directors develop policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of TDIC/TDIC Insurance Solutions. Each board member serves a 3 year term with a maximum of two terms. Because the board is primarily comprised of dentists, you can be sure that TDIC has the interests of the industry, and our policyholders, at heart.

 

2019 TDIC/IS Board Members

Daniel Davidson, DMD, Board Chair

Teri Barichello, DMD, Outside Director

Douglas Christiansen, DDS, Underwriting Chair

Dennis De Tomasi, DDS, Finance Chair

Gary Dougan, DDS, MPH, Audit Chair

Peter DuBois, Executive Director, Vice Chair

Butch Ehrler, DDS, Board Director

Nava Fathi, DDS, Board Director

Kenneth Jones, Outside Director

Steven Kend, DDS, Secretary/Treasurer

Carliza Marcos, DDS, Board Director

Bob Spinelli, President/CEO

Princy Rekhi, DDS, Outside Director

Kevin Stockton, Sales, Service & Marketing Chair

Mark Taira, DDS, Claims & RM Chair

Judee Tippett-Whyte, DDS

Sharine Thenard, DDS

Student Representatives

Brooke Brannon, UCLA, Class of 2021

Nisha Choksi, UCLA, Class of 2022

* non-TDIC/IS board member