COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In this unprecedented health crisis, TDIC is making every effort to ease dentists’ burdens and provide useful information available to help guide them.

Below are some resources to better serve policyholders during this difficult and uncertain time.

TDIC will continue to provide information and updates about COVID-19 on this page. Your state dental association may also provide trusted guidance and resources.

 
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

TDIC continues to receive inquiries from TDIC policyholders on how to assess and manage the risk of potential exposure.

We learned that a patient that they tested positive for COVID-19. They believe they might have gotten COVID-19 prior to their dental visit. Do I need to close my office and have my employees tested?

First, it may not be necessary to close your practice. As long as you and your employees wore PPE correctly and appropriately and avoided “close contact” (within 6 feet of an infected individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, without wearing PPE that is NIOSH or CDC approved (i.e., not cloth masks) with individuals, you are at low risk of contracting COVID-19. However, if you desire to get COVID-19 tests completed for you and your staff and want to close your facility, you should understand your obligations to continue their pay and return-to-work guidance. An employer is prohibited by Cal/OSHA from requiring a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to work. During the time of the employer-directed closure, employees may not lose pay or benefits. The employer may use unused employer-provided paid sick leave (such as Families First Coronavirus Response Act). The requirement that employers provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA expired on Dec. 31, 2020, but has been extended until March 31 on a voluntary basis. Please visit the Wage and Hour Division’s FFCRA Questions and Answers page to learn more about workers’ and employers’ rights and responsibilities after this date.

CDA’s flowcharts, tutorial and other resources can help guide you on managing COVID-19 exposures in the workplace.

Contact TDIC

800.733.0633
[email protected]

For policyholders in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Tennessee or Washington, call 800.452.0504.

TDIC Endorsed Brokers

TDIC Insurance Solutions
California, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota and Nevada
Phone:800.733.0633
Email: [email protected]

Montana, Oregon and Tennessee
Phone: 800.452.0504
Email: [email protected]

Conrad-Houston Insurance (Alaska)
Phone: 907.276.7667
www.chialaska.com

Idaho Dentist Insurance Agency (IDIA)
Phone: 208.371.3052
Email: [email protected]
www.theisda.org

Jerry Hay, Inc. (Hawaii)
Phone: 808.521.1841

Mid-Atlantic Insurance Resources (New Jersey)
Phone: 877.476.4588
Email: [email protected]
www.midatlanticir.com

Pennsylvania Dental Association Insurance Services (PDAIS)
Phone: 717.234.6530
www.pdais.com

Washington State Dentists’ Insurance Agency (WDIA)
Phone: 800.282.9342
www.wdiains.com