Wendy Askins is featured in the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Spring Bulletin

Prosperident’s Wendy Askins has a lot going for her.  She is one of Prosperident’s most senior fraud examiners, and one of the reasons that we love her is that she has more letters of commendation from clients than any other Prosperident examiner.

Wendy is also gaining some repute as a speaker (see Wendy and our other Prosperident speakers here — https://www.prosperident.com/speakers/).

In October 2016, Wendy spoke at the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists annual meeting in Seattle WA on the topic of external threats to the dental practice (her presentation had the catchy title “Swindles, Cheats, and Scams:  Protect Yourself and Your Practice”.  It was really well received, and we were thrilled when the PCSO featured a summary of Wendy’s presentation in its Spring 2017  newsletter.  Way to go, Wendy!

You can see the full PSCO Spring 2017 bulletin here.

Do you have questions about embezzlement?  Give Prosperident a call at 888-398-2327 or send an email to requests@dentalembezzlement.com

Wendy Askins article in PSCO Bulletin Spring 2017

Embezzlement News #56 — April 2017

 

Prosperident’s Dental Embezzlement News
Issue #56 — April 2017
Our CEO Interviewed
Our CEO David Harris recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of the smartest (and nicest) guys in dentistry, Kirk Behrendt.
Check out the interview here
In This Issue:
    • Our CEO Interviewed
    • Guest Article –Chuck Blakeman
    • The “Hall of Shame”

 

  • Upcoming Speaking Dates
  • A note form our CEO
Prosperident Hall of Shame

We have recently updated our Hall of Shame so that it profiles over 400 embezzlers. Are any of them working in your office?
Tired of the same boring presenters?
Prosperident’s speakers are anything but boring.
With attention grabbing presentation titles like “The Walletectomy” and “How To Steal From A Dentist“, we are sure to give your audience a different and engaging experience. Here are some of the places we will be speaking soon:
Apr 4 Tri-County Dental Society, Wilmington NC
Apr 19 Lakeshore OMS, Lake Elsinore CA
Apr 20 San Diego AGD, San Diego CA
Apr 21 Upper Island Dental Society, Comox BC
Apr 25 GCO Orthodontics, Calgary AB
Apr 28 Keely Dental Society, Hamilton OH
May 4 Texas Dental Meeting, San Antonio TX
May 4 Atlantic Canada Seattle Study Club, Halifax NS
May 10 Tax Matters For Dentists, Toronto ON
May 12 Tax Matters For Dentists, Ottawa ON
May 25 Patterson Dental, Nashville TN
Aug 25 Kentucky Dental Association, French Lick IN
Sep 14-15 Dentsply Sirona World, Las Vegas NV
Sep 22 Patterson Dental, Dallas TX
Oct 20 Thompson Okanagan Dental Society, Kelowna BC
Nov 3 Innovative Study Group of Arizona
Nov 14 Fresno Madera Dental Society, Fresno CA
 
To book us for your meeting or study club, click here or call us at 888-398-2327.
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Guest Article — Chuck Blakeman
When our CEO first heard Chuck speak, he quickly realized that Chuck spoke to the essence of being a business owner. Chuck’s book is intriguingly titled Making Money Is Killing Your Business. Read on…

Build a Practice You’ll Love, and Get a Life, Too.

“You get what you intend, not what you hope for.”
Chuck Blakeman
Too many practice owners and managers think their purpose in business is to make money. Surprisingly, it’s not. The practice owner’s purpose is to build a business that makes money. Making money, and building a practice that makes money are worlds apart. Almost every practice owner or manager I know is absolutely buried in trying to make money, which keeps them from ever making a lot of it.
Want to learn more? You can contact Chuck through his website http://www.chuckblakeman.com/ or by phone at 303-669-2349
A Note From Our CEO
In the course of our work, we encounter many situations where, long after hiring a staff member, the practice owner discovers that this person has a “past”. Our Hall of Shame is replete with “serial embezzlers”.
And it’s not only serial embezzlers that you need to worry about. Falsely claiming professional credentials also happens with some frequency, and then there are those who were simply fired from their last job for incompetence and hide this fact from you.
How is this possible? For most of you, next to your family, your practice is the most precious thing you possess, and yet you will allow almost anyone to work there, without the proper amount of scrutiny.
One in four US adults has a criminal record, and studies estimate that 60% of resumes have some level of falsehood.
I’ll ask you a simple question that I have put to many practice owners. The most basic step in hiring is to check photo ID before hiring someone. Do you do that? If you don’t, instantly this tells me that your hiring practices need improvement.
And if you don’t check identification, it is also pretty likely that you aren’t drug testing prospective employees, performing criminal records checks, or forensically checking past employment history.
If you want to improve the way you screen employees before you hire them, I’d suggest taking a look at our Office Protection System offering — it will help you improve many of your business practices, including hiring. More information on Office Protection System is available here.
Do you have embezzlement concerns? Or do you want to improve your practice’s protection against embezzlement? Are you the owner of multiple practices? Give Prosperident a call at 888-398-2327 and we will be happy to help. Or click here.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
David Harris CPA, CMA, MBA, CFE, CFF
Chief Executive Officer
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Probability that you will regret deleting this newsletter if that happens -100%
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