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

 

GRADUATING SOON?

 

You’ve finished dental school and you are ready to get out there and start practicing…Now what? We’d like to help you take your next step as a professional by providing you with information they may not have covered in dental school: Insurance.

 

What types are there? What types do you need? Where do you get it?

 

To find an agent in your area who can assist you with your insurance needs, call our Policyholder Services Department at 800.522.6675 or access our Find an Agent page.

FORTRESS RISK MANAGEMENT COURSES

Fortress believes it is never too early to begin risk management education. We offer a number of risk management courses for dental students and residents. To view our Course Catalog, click here.

 

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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