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 Quick and Easy - Minimum payment is now an option for your dental professional liability premium!

 

OUR AGENT PARTNERS HELP DENTISTS
SAFEGUARD THEIR BUSINESS

 

 

As a nationwide professional liability carrier, Fortress Insurance Company has developed partnerships with independent agents across the country. 

 

These agents can give dentists the best service possible for professional liability needs, and also save time and money by offering experienced advice on all aspects of insurance for dentists, not just on Fortress coverage.

 

To find an Fortress agent, please click here to view our
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NEW FROM THE DDS GUARDIAN

ORAL CANCER SCREENING IN THE DENTAL OFFICE: A VITAL PUBLIC SERVICE

Colin S. Bell, DDS, MSD - Director

 

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 approximately 49,670 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases were diagnosed in the Unites States resulting in approximately 9,700 deaths. Over 80% of these cases were classified as squamous cell carcinomas, with the majority occurring in individuals over the age of 35. Alcohol consumption and tobacco use continue to be the most common risk factors in the development of oral cancer; however there has been an increasing frequency of tongue and soft palate squamous cell carcinoma attributable to human papillomavirus (HPV), particularly HPV 16.

 

Oral cancer screening provides an opportunity to evaluate an asymptomatic patient to determine if he or she is “likely” or “unlikely” to have a malignant or potentially malignant oral lesion. This screening should include a visual and physical examination. The purpose of the screening is to examine the oral tissues, including the tongue, floor of mouth, lips, gingivae, hard and soft palate, pharyngeal tissues, and the buccal mucosa to identify any potential abnormalities, including but not limited to, a red or white patch, a sore or ulcer that bleeds easily or does not heal, a thick or hard spot or a lump, and/or a roughened or crusted area. Additionally, the dentist may ask questions about other signs of oral cancer that could include pain, numbness, difficulty when swallowing, chewing, speaking, or moving the tongue.

 

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NEW ADDRESS - NEW LOGO!

While we implement these changes you may receive correspondence with the old or new logo/address. Rest assured we are the same trusted Company committed to protection for dentistry.

 

ATTENTION NATURAL DISASTER VICTIMS

For those impacted by a natural disaster, please contact our Policyholder Services Department at (800) 522-6675 if you need additional time to pay your premium or have other questions regarding your insurance policy. We’re here to help!

 

PRESERVING YOUR PAPER DENTAL RECORDS AFTER WATER DAMAGE

A new document called “Preserving Your Paper Dental Records After Water Damage” is now available for download. You can access the form by logging into our website using your user ID and password and clicking on the Clinical and Office Documents link. This new form is located under Office Documents.

 

NEW CORONECTOMY INFORMED CONSENT FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE

A Coronectomy Informed Consent form is now available for download. You can access the form by logging into our website using your User ID and password and clicking on the Informed Consent Forms link on the left side of the page. These forms are customizable, so feel free to add your office logo.

 

FORTRESS PREFERRED PARTNERS

Fortress recommends our Preferred Partners as resources for our valued policyholders. Learn more…

 

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