That is an excellent question. Embezzlement protection involves a few big steps and a lot of small items, and they can seem daunting for a new practice owner. For this
A Whistleblower Policy Can Increase Your Chances of Staff Coming Forward With Concerns About Embezzlement!
We have noticed an interesting phenomenon in dentistry. When you look at all types of business in aggregate, “whistleblowers” are responsible for detecting 43% of embezzlement. However, when you narrow
How Secure is my Practice Management Software?
A couple of the most frequently asked questions by doctors regarding practice management software are: Is there a brand of practice management software that is better at protecting a doctor
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We are featuring some excerpts from the upcoming second edition of David Harris’ book Dental Embezzlement; the Art of Theft and the Science of Control. David discusses the size of
Profiles of Embezzlers – 2 traits of those who Steal your Money
The following chapter on Profiles of Embezzlers is an excerpt from the upcoming second edition of David Harris’ book Dental Embezzlement; the Art of Theft and the Science of Control
Protect Yourself As an Associate Dentist
While most of this website is oriented towards owners of dental practices, we would be remiss if we didn’t address the topic of associate dentists. Associate dentist can become embezzlement
Delegation versus Abdication
Delegation is essential to the financial well-being of a practice. The existence of well-trained clinical and administrative staff allows a practice’s doctors to focus on their unique (and high value)
The Danger Of References
A client of ours recently asked us this question: “I have an interviewee, and I would like to talk to her past employers. She’s been at a local restaurant for
Reconcile or Reckless? You Choose!
(Editor’s note — the concepts for this article were first presented in a webinar presented by the authors in May 2020. To view a recording of the webinar, please click
Month-end Reconciliations – A Masterclass in 6 easy steps
By Wendy Askins, CFE, MBA Thorough month-end reconciliations are critical to uncover revenue anomalies, errors, and embezzlement. Relying solely on information that is offered to a business owner by a