Embezzlement News # 82 May 2019

Dental Embezzlement News from Prosperident
Issue #82 — May 2019
Podcast
Our CEO is honored to be a guest on the Behind the Smiles podcast of Dr. Gina Dorfman. Check it out HERE.
Liven Up Your Meeting
Did you know that there are some topics that we will ONLY discuss at closed-door, live events?
Hector Ramos has been charged with embezzling $800k from his employer.
See us live if you want the full story on embezzlement.
Here are some places where we will be speaking soon:
May 3
American Association of Orthodontists, Los Angeles CA
May 4 Richardson Group, Seattle WA
May 7 Seattle Study Club, Atlanta GA
May 8 North County Women’s Study Club, Carlsbad CA
May 9 Patterson Dental, Portland ME
May 10 Patriot Dental Conference, Foxborough MA
May 15 Patterson Dental Totowa NJ
Jul 8 University of the West Indies
Sep 13 Orthopreneurs Summit, Dallas TX
Sep 19 Dr. Brad Crump, Dallas TX
Sep 21 Dallas Dental Symposium, Dallas TX
Oct 7 Colorado Prosthodontic Society, Denver CO
Nov 11 Thunderbird Study Club, El Paso TX
Nov 19 Memphis Dental Society, Memphis TN
To book us for your meeting or study club, click HERE or call us at 888-398-2327.
Did you miss a previous newsletter? We archive them HERE.

Team Member of the Month — Deborah Long
Do not let her considerable Southern charm fool you. In a company that we like to think is filled with smart people, Debbie stands out. She oversees Prosperident’s fastest-growing service, Office Protection System (OPS). OPS involves a thorough review of a practice’s systems to identify and correct the weaknesses that embezzlers exploit.
Debbie’s background includes a degree in accounting and computer science, and extensive work experience in public accounting, technology, and dental practices.
Debbie’s information is HERE, and to learn more about Office Protection System, click HERE.

Something to Talk About…
Prevention v. Preparedness
“Be Prepared.” Great advice from Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts over a century ago, and completely applicable to today’s dental practice owners.
Prosperident is about to celebrate 30 years of business, and during those 30 years, my team and I have been asked countless times for our unique insight on how to “prevent” embezzlement. Almost everyone who asks us is astounded when we answer; “You can’t.” Please, let me explain.
To prevent embezzlement, you must know and block every possible path a thief could use to relieve you of your money. During our decades in business, we have identified literally hundreds of ways that dental office team members have stolen from their doctors, and with new methods and variations regularly emerging during our investigations, we will guarantee you that no matter what you’ve read or been told; preventing embezzlement is impossible.
When you read a well-intended article about “The 10 Things You Must Do to Prevent Embezzlement,” or you are tempted to take the advice of an “expert” who is trying to sell you monthly monitoring services of your practice as a prevention tool, these folks do not understand embezzlement or the deviant mindset of embezzlers.
However, there is hope! Just because you can’t prevent embezzlement, doesn’t mean you can’t control it. If you are a practice owner who doesn’t currently suspect theft, and you’d like to keep it that way, having proven systems in place to detect and eliminate theft in its early stages is preparedness, and that’s where my team and I are happy to help.
Thank you all for making Prosperident a part of the dental community. We appreciate you, and we are here for you. Always.
David Harris
CEO
We are Prosperident, Dentistry’s Embezzlement Experts