Overcoming a troubled adolescence, David Harris has become the world’s leading expert on dental office embezzlement.
He is the CEO of Prosperident, the world’s largest dental embezzlement investigation firm. Prosperident’s team of
specialized investigators is consulted on hundreds of frauds annually committed against both general dentists and
dental specialists. David has had the distinct pleasure of hearing cell doors slam shut on many embezzlers.
David is a licensed private investigator with a graduate degree in applied mathematics and a CPA. David is “dual
certified” in fraud investigation – he possesses both the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified in Financial Forensics designation from the American Institute of CPAs.
David is a Mensa member and belongs to several organizations for dental consultants and speakers.
David has been interviewed on the subject of embezzlement by many leading dental publications and organizations. He
is also a prolific writer and authors or co-authors a dozen or more articles annually that appear in major dental
David has lectured at several US and Canadian universities in the faculties of business, law and dentistry.
David has spoken at regional, national and international dental conferences.
He is a highly entertaining and engaging speaker who draws on a vast amount of experience in his field.
Here’s more of what you’re going to get in today’s episode:
3 types of organizations that are most vulnerable for embezzlement
What made the numbers in embezzlement climb higher than ever before
Why embezzlement doesn’t just mean stolen cash from your office
The mental shift that happens during a buyout transition that can cause embezzlement to start happening in your
The number 1 price of advice David would give to a new office that’s just starting to hire team members
Why most dentists don’t enjoy the hiring process and what happens after a new hire joins that you NEED to avoid
How to properly run a background check on new employees (and why you may not want to had t the process off to an
Why it doesn’t mean that someone is “hireable” just because a background check comes back as clean
What things won’t appear on a typical background check that you need to be aware of
Why you should never bother calling persona references
The ONE kind of reference that’s actually valuable
Why you shouldn’t ever call listed reference numbers on a resume
A trick a potential new hire used that could negate your reference check process (truth is stranger than fiction)
What questions to ask when you get former employers on the phone for a reference check
The ONE question you CANT get wrong when asking a reference about a previous employee
How to properly ask cross-references for dates of employment
What to do if you’re buying a new practice
The legal impediments you can run into during a background check (and why you’ll want to see legal advice during
The two pieces of advice David would give to someone taking over another practice
How a dentist may embezzle another dentist
How to protect yourself when buying into an existing practice
Why, when information in an appraisal is present, it doesn’t make it true
Why most doctors don’t want to pay COA’s to do their due silliness
What “concealment” is and where it usually happens
What most practicing dentists misunderstand about embezzlement
Which category of employee does more embezzlement: New hires or existing employees?
The biggest mistake dental practices owners make (especially first-time owners)
The way thieves act when they’re stealing from you
The behavior of someone who’s embezzling from your office
When most stealing is done from dental practices
The biggest embezzlement David ever saw that resulted in over $600,000 in stolen funds
Why dentists get stolen from frequently
Why David would describe most dentists as perfectionists
What an embezzler will promise you that enables them the ability to steal from your practice
Do you have questions about embezzlement? Give Prosperident a call at 888-398-2327 or click HERE.