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ABOUT THE DENTISTS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY TRUST

Your insurance coverage becomes very important if you should have a patient event or claim.  As a Trust member you benefit from working directly with a Colorado dentist who will handle your claim.  Since 1987 our dental claim experience has helped to resolve numerous claims to the benefit of our members.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS

Because we are a member-owned Trust and not a for-profit insurance company our primary focus is our members.  This is why as a member you can expect stable annual premiums; in fact, our premiums have not increased in that last 9 years because we understand that cost-certainty is important to your practice.

As a member you have direct input and contact with the managing board of your peers. This access is critical to the success of the Trust and the individual practices we insure. Input from member dentists ensures the Trust stays most relevant to your practice by offering the coverage and protection you need.

 

HISTORY

In the mid-1980s dental malpractice in Colorado was incredibly expensive and in some cases impossible to secure.  In response the Trust was formed by dentists in 1986 under special Colorado legislation to provide affordable malpractice coverage.  With the support of the Colorado Dental Association, the Trust began operations on January 1, 1987.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The Trust has developed a variety of formal presentations related to patient treatment and risk management for individual dentists, study clubs, dental offices and Component Societies of the Colorado Dental Association.  The Trust also provides ongoing risk management consulting on a daily basis through printed and electronic media.  Trust members have access to this information at any time by contacting
Randy Kluender, DDS, MS at 303-357-2602 or 877-502-0102 or rkluender@berkleyrisk.com.

 

FINANCIALS

The Trust is subject to and maintains compliance with the enacting 1986 Colorado legislation. The sound financial status of the Trust is represented in our annual reports which are audited in accordance with Colorado insurance accounting standards.  We currently maintain reserves of over $7,000,000.


AUDITED FINANCIAL REPORTS

2014

2013

2012

2011

THE DENTISTS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY TRUST BOARD:

Neil D. Schoemaker, DDS Ft. Morgan President, Trustee
J. Gregory Mann, DDS Durango Vice President, Trustee
James B. Monk Louisville Treasurer, Trustee
Gerald A. Branes, DDS Lamar Secretary, Trustee
Ryan Cable, DDS DenverTrustee
Harold R. Christiansen, DDS Aurora Trustee
Nicole M. Ferrara, DDS Loveland Trustee
Richard A. Hurd, DDS Grand Junction Trustee
Todd Pickle, DDS, MS Colorado Springs Trustee
Benjamin Ricketts, DDS, MSD Aurora Trustee
R. J. Schultz, DDS Pueblo Trustee
Lindsay Compton, DDS Arvada Trustee
Kami Marr, DDS Greeley Trustee
Sarah Parsons, DDS Highlands Ranch Trustee
Lonnie Johnson, DDS, PhD Ex-officio, U of C School of Dental Medicine
Michael Varley, DDS Ex-officio, Colorado Dental Association
Greg Hill, JD
Executive Director, Colorado Dental Association
Randy Kluender, DDS, MS Berkley Risk, Executive Director
H. Candace DeLapp, DDS Berkley Risk, Assistant Executive Director

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