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.

My employees have to wear PPE on a continual basis and some of my employees have expressed that wearing PPE for long periods makes them uncomfortable. Do I need to file a workers’ compensation claim?

If an employee complains of pain, strain or discomfort due to wearing PPE, initiate a discussion with your employee and determine what may be causing these issues to ensure the schedule is allowing for, and they are taking, their mandatory meal and rest breaks. Make sure that your employees are staying safe during their breaks by staggering their breaks or closing your break room if it is not possible to maintain social distancing of 6 feet when more than one individual is in the room.

You may also consider alternatives, such as allowing short breaks in between seeing patients or even working with the employee to determine if there is alternative PPE that is suitable. Some individuals may find working with a powered air purifying respirator more comfortable than a tight-fitting respirator.

If your employee continues to have issues with wearing PPE or if you need additional information on employer best practices, call the Risk Management Advice Line at 800.733.0633.

Lastly, inform your employees of their right to file a workers’ compensation claim and provide them with a workers’ compensation DWC 1 claim form should they decide to seek treatment.

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