Embezzlement News #84 – July 2019

Dental Embezzlement News from Prosperident
Issue #84 — July 2019
Podcast
Our CEO had the pleasure of being a guest on Dr. Gina Dorfman’s Behind the Smiles podcast. Check it out HERE.
Learn from the Experts!
Did you know that there are some topics that we will ONLY discuss at closed-door, live events?
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Is she unhappy because she stole, or because she got caught?
See us live if you want the full story on embezzlement.
Here are some places where we will be speaking soon:
Jul 8 University of the West Indies
Sep 5
Edison Lakes Oral Surgery, Mishawaka IN
Sep 12 Dr. Maheeb Jaouni Study Club, Dallas, TX
Sep 13 Texas Study Club, Carrolton TX
Sep 14 Orthopreneurs, Dallas TX
Sep 19 Dr. Brad Crump Study Club, Dallas TX
Sep 21 Dr. Tommy Murph Dallas Dental Symposium, Dallas TX
Oct 7 Colorado Prosthodontic Society, Denver CO
Oct 24 Panoramic Study Club, Toronto ON
Nov 11 Thunderbird Study Club, El Paso TX
Nov 19 Memphis Dental Society, Memphis TN
2020
Apr 24 East Texas Study Club, Bullard TX
To book us for your meeting or study club, click HERE or call us at 888-398-2327.
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Prosperident Summit
Prosperident’s team members live across North America. In the last week of June, we all got together at the company’s Halifax, Canada head office for three days of meetings, where we discussed the state of the art in our profession. This was an excellent chance to learn from each other.
This Month’s Question
“I’ve been embezzled, but the thief has already left my practice. There is no real point in having an investigation done, right?”
Not necessarily. First, you probably have some insurance coverage that can only be accessed if you determine the amount of your loss. There may also be other good reasons to investigate.
Something to Talk About…
This August, Prosperident will celebrate its 30th anniversary in business.
Our beginning was inauspicious; our first investigations were done on-site in offices that used “pegboard” accounting systems, and our work was confined to a small geographic area.
The evolution to a high-tech, professional organization able to serve all of the US and Canada has had its challenges, but has also given us reasons for satisfaction.
First, we have moved from only investigating embezzlement after it has happened, to also being able to offer proactive solutions to dentists for protecting their future revenue streams.
Second, we have had the privilege of having tens of thousands of dentists in our speaking audiences, allowing them to take away practical suggestions for protecting themselves.
And third, and most gratifying to me, is that we have helped bring the embezzlement converation into the open. There was a time when dentists who were victims felt shameful and did not talk about their losses with colleagues, or report embezzlement to authorities. There were almost no topical articles or materials to guide dentists with concerns.
I remember an early career interview with a major dental publication for an article that they called “Embezzlement; Dentistry’s Dirty Little Secret” about the “cone of silence” over embezzlement in dentistry. I’m pleased that we have been able to “daylight” this conversation. Increased awareness by dentists has resulted in more thieves are being caught and acquiring criminal records, making it easier for other dentists to avoid these people.
On behalf of everyone at Prosperident, I’d like to thank the dental community for allowing us to serve you and to be your trusted advisors over the past three decades. We are always here for you.
David Harris
CEO
We are Prosperident, Dentistry’s Embezzlement Experts