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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
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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Fall 2019

During the chaos and excitement of the holidays, it can be easy to overlook basic protocols necessary for the smooth operation of your practice. Learn how to handle seasonal celebrations, prepare for office closures and maintain standards of care at the end of the year.


Summer 2019

When it comes to referrals, here’s what you need to know. Learn best practices for communication, documentation and follow-up when referring patients and vouching for outside dentists or healthcare providers. Also in this issue, liability considerations when using your website to promote your practice.


Spring 2019

Spring has sprung, and it's time to get your practice in order! See how to conduct a thorough evaluation of all elements of your practice, from revisiting charts to inspecting equipment. Create a positive and efficient environment while helping to mitigate possible liability claims stemming from patient injuries, employment disputes and data breaches.


Winter 2018/19

The experienced analysts who answer TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line provide guidance that can prevent practice incidents from escalating. The Winter 2019 issue of Liability Lifeline highlights real calls and the analysts’ advice to steer dentists toward to the best courses of action when navigating unfamiliar situations.


Risk Management Advice Line
RM Matters
The art of communication is the language of leadership. In the dental office, open communication between practice owners and staff ensures an efficient workplace, reduces employee turnover, improve job satisfaction and helps mitigate potential employment-related claims.
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