The current seminar, The High Cost of Shortcuts, is available through live seminars and eLearning options.

Shortcuts have their place, but not in dentistry. Incomplete documentation, the omission of necessary procedures and failure to fully inform patients are why even the best dentist will likely experience a lawsuit in the course of a career. This seminar uses real case studies to illustrate why effective patient communication and continuity of care are imperative in delivering excellent dentistry.

After completion, you will understand how to:

  • Create a proactive approach when multiple dentists treat one patient
  • Establish office procedures when patients complain of pain
  • Develop strategies to educate patients on treatment recommendations
  • Deploy effective protocols for medical emergencies

By completing this seminar, you can earn:

  • Policy discount*— two-year, 5% Professional Liability premium discount
  • C.E. and Completion Hours—3.0 C.E., and 3.0 AGD and 3.0 ADA CERP hours


eLearning registrations for AZ, CA and NV for “The High Cost of Shortcuts” will close on April 25, 2014 at noon. Dentists who complete an eLearning option (for the current seminar) must submit a passing score by midnight April 25, 2014 to receive the 5% discount on their Professional Liability premium. Any registrations and tests received after this time will apply to the July 1, 2015 renewal.

Policyholders attending the CDA Presents live Risk Management seminars May 15-17, 2014 will receive the discount for the July 1, 2014 renewal.

Risk Management Seminar Schedule




Registration Information

May 15, 2014

9 a.m.—noon

Anaheim, CA

CDA Presents — Hilton Anaheim
*Must register through CDA Presents. Visit to register, reserve guestrooms or for additional information.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 16, 2014

9 a.m.—noon

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

May 17, 2014

9 a.m.—noon

June 28, 2014

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 Atlantic City, NJ

NJDA’s Annual Meeting – REVEL Resort
New Jersey Dental Society

     Visit: to register for the convention or for additional information.


Dentists/Staff $50
Part-time dentists* $25
New TDIC policyholders
(within the first policy year)

*Must have a TDIC part-time Professional Liability policy to be eligible for this discount.


Unable to attend in person? Explore convenient eLearning options, please register here.
If you have questions, please contact TDIC at 800.733.0634.

Participants can download the seminar handout both before and after the seminar.

Special Needs
If you or someone in your group requires special assistance to fully participate in the seminar, please call TDIC at 800.733.0634

C.E. Policy
Registrants are encouraged to arrive early to allow adequate time for check-in on site. To receive C.E. credit, registrants must be present for the entirety of the three-hour seminar. If a registrant shows up after 15 minutes from the start of the seminar, he or she can still attend but will not receive C.E. credit or the 5% Professional Liability discount.  This seminar meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 3.0 C.E. credits.

*Important information about your 5% Professional Liability premium discount
TDIC policyholders who complete a seminar or eLearning option will receive a two-year, 5% Professional Liability premium discount effective their next policy renewal. To obtain the two-year, 5% Professional Liability premium discount, Arizona, California and Nevada dentists must successfully complete the seminar by April 25, 2014. Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota and Pennsylvania dentists must successfully complete the seminar by Oct. 25, 2014. Any eLearning tests received after the deadline will NOT be eligible for the discount. Non policyholders who complete a seminar or eLearning option and are accepted for TDIC coverage will also be eligible for this discount.


For additional course information, visit Fees and Registration Policies.