Prosperident Pulse # 61 — September 2017

Dental Prosperident Pulse from Prosperident
Dentistry’s Embezzlement Experts
Issue #61 — September 2017
In This Issue:
    • Dr. Doug Carlsen
    • Our new logo
  • Upcoming speaking dates
  • A note from our CEO
Our new logo
We decided that, after using our last logo for five years, it was time for to tweak it a bit. We hope you like the new version!
Falling asleep at meetings?
With attention-grabbing presentation titles like “How to Outsmart an Embezzler” and “The Walletectomy”, we keep your meeting interesting.
Here are some places we will be speaking soon:
Sep 6 Durham Dental Society, Ajax ON
Sep 7 Niagara Peninsula Dental Association, Niagara Falls, ON
Sep 14 North Texas Premier Dental Forum, Fort Worth TX
Sep 16 Dentsply Sirona World, Las Vegas NV
Sep 22 Patterson Dental, Southlake, TX
Oct 12 Orthodontic Specialists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City OK
Oct 20-21 Thompson Okanagan Dental Society, Kelowna BC
Oct 27 Sinclair Dental, Moncton NB
Nov 3 Innovative Study Group, Scottsdale AZ
Nov 14 Fresno Madera Dental Society, Fresno CA
Nov 15 Vancouver Study Club, Vancouver BC
Dec 7-8 Patterson Dental, Nashville, TN
Jan 17 Metro West Seminars, Omaha NB
Feb 1 Patterson Dental, Cincinnati OH
Feb 2 Patterson Dental, Columbus OH
Feb 2 Ortho 2 UGM, Savannah, GA
To book us for your meeting or study club, click HERE or call us at 888-398-2327.
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Guest Post — Dr. Doug Carlsen
Our friend Doug Carlsen is a former practicing dentist. He was able to retire at age 53 and now shares his wisdom on achieving financial freedom with the dental profession. He is also one of the nicest men you will ever meet.
We are honored that Doug made a video for us. Check it out here:
Doug’s web site is It’s definitely worth a look.
A Note From Our CEO
I got asked a great question the other day. I was speaking with a prospective client, and she asked, “What differentiates you from everyone else who investigates dental embezzlement?”
I paused for a second, wondering if I was too close to the problem to give a cogent answer.
My brief, but honest, answer was:
  1. We limit ourselves to working with dentists only.
  2. We have been doing this work for a long time and have well-established procedures and rigid quality controls.
  3. Our dozen investigators are the most qualified, best trained, and most diverse, group in the business. 70% of our investigators have received the Certified Fraud Examiner designation, which is the “gold standard” for fraud investigation. 40% of our team are also licensed as private investigators. We all have dental backgrounds and understand that environment well.
  4. We perform hundreds of dental embezzlement investigations annually. It is challenging to do this work well if you only do three or four investigations per year.
  5. We have the ability to handle a wide variety of scenarios. For example, investigating orthodontic practices requires different knowledge than assisting general dentists. Many of our investigators have considerable expertise in specific software, situations, or types of practice.
So what do you think? If you had embezzlement concerns, wouldn’t you want to place your trust in a team like ours?
With summer ending and my speaking schedule picking up, I hope to see many of you somewhere soon. Thanks for reading.
David Harris CFE, CPA, CMA, CFF, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Prosperident — Dentistry’s Embezzlement Experts
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