FAQ



What is DentistCare?

DentistCare is a professional liability insurance program for dentists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialists.

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What is the relationship between DentistCare and ProAssurance?

DentistCare is underwritten by ProAssurance companies.

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Is the DentistCare program financially secure?

Yes. DentistCare policies are backed by the financial strength of ProAssurance, one of the largest medical professional liability insurers in the nation. ProAssurance has been in business for over 35 years.

ProAssurance Group is rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best and has a long history of being among the most financially sound professional liability insurers in the business. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and entities have made ProAssurance their provider of choice.

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How can I apply for DentistCare coverage?

You can apply for DentistCare through knowledgeable local agents who know your state’s practice environment. Find a DentistCare agent near you.

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What coverage form is provided?

Coverage forms vary by state. Please consult a DentistCare agent for information about the type(s) of coverage available in your state.

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What does DentistCare offer that most other dental professional liability insurers don’t?

DentistCare goes beyond the ordinary with enhanced coverage and features, including: PracticeGuard, defense of governmental investigations and disciplinary actions, and payment of a patient’s immediate medical expenses required as a result of professional services furnished by an insured. Please visit our coverage page for more information about these unique coverage features.

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Does my DentistCare policy provide coverage for dental hygienists and dental assistants?

Yes. Employed dental hygienists and assistants are covered employees under your policy.

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Does my DentistCare policy provide coverage for physicians and anesthetists?

This coverage is not included in your policy, but can be provided by ProAssurance. Please consult your agent for more information.

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Does my claims-made DentistCare policy provide free tail coverage?

An extended reporting endorsement (tail coverage) is provided at no additional premium for insured professionals who:

  • attain age 55 and have been insured continuously by ProAssurance for at least the immediately preceding five years;
  • are unable to work due to a permanent disability; or
  • permanently retire from the practice of dentistry.
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