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Risk Management

TDIC is committed to providing innovative education that encourages safe and effective patient care and provides insured members the knowledge needed to reduce the likelihood of future lawsuits.

Liability Lifeline
2020 Volume 2, Wildfire Issue

Prepare your practice for wildfire season with guidance from TDIC’s Risk Management experts. Plan ahead with a helpful checklist and learn how to take inventory to safeguard your practice, navigate disrupted practice operations and take emergency measures to protect property.


2020 Volume 1, 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.


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.


Risk Management Seminars

Interested in having a Risk Management expert speak at your component society meeting or event? For more information contact Shelley Campbell at 503.265.4014 or [email protected].

Upcoming Seminars


January 22, 2021
Lane County (Eugene)
Registration Contact: Jim Wilcox 541.686.1175

March 12, 2021
Eastern Oregon Dental Society (Pendleton)
Registration Contact: Dr. Jason Walker 5​41.276.1561

April 8, 2021
Oregon Dental Conference
Registration Contact: Oregon Dental Association

May 25, 2021 
Clackamas County Dental Society (Oregon City)
Registration Contact: Dr. Fred Bremner 503.784.9267 

October 8, 2021
Southern Willamette (Corvallis)
Registration Contact: Dr. Brian Summers 541.926.6389

November 9, 2021
Washington County (Beaverton)
Registration Contact: Becky Petersen 503.848.5605 or
[email protected]

December 14, 2021
Marion & Polk County (Salem)
Registration Contact: Teri Butler 503.581.9353


February 25, 2022
Southern Oregon (Medford)
Registration Contact: Tonya Sowles [email protected]

April 7, 2022
Oregon Dental Conference
Registration Contact: Oregon Dental Association

December 2, 2022
Multnomah Dental (Portland)
Registration Contact: Lora Mattsen 503.513.5010

December 9, 2022
Central Oregon (Bend/Redmond)
Dr. Jessica Henderson

Self Study

If you cannot attend one of our risk management seminars in person, check out our self-study option.

Successful completion of the Self-Study Quiz will earn three hours of CE.

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