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Dental Embezzlement News from Prosperident
Issue #76 — November 2018
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Liven up your meeting
Wondering why this woman looks unhappy? She got caught embezzling!
Did you know that there are some topics that we will ONLY discuss at closed-door, live events?
See us live if you want the full story.
Here are some places where we will be speaking soon:
Nov 8 NY Academy of Dentistry, New York NY
Nov 28 Connecticut Study Club for Excellence, Manchester CT
Dec 4 Southeast Study Club, Auburn AL
Dec 5 Greater Charlotte Study Club, Huntersville NC
2019
Jan 17 Patterson Dental, El Segundo CA
Jan 18 Patterson Dental, San Diego CA
Jan 27 Southwest Society of Periodontists, Irving TX
Feb 8 Select Study Club, Evansville IN
Feb 9 Houston Asian American Dental Society, Houston TX
Feb 11 Wasatch Oral Surgery, Jordan UT
Mar 1 Ortho2 User Group Meeting, Fort Worth TX
Mar 13 Patterson Dental, Philadelphia PA
Mar 27 District of Columbia AGD, Washington DC
Apr 12 American Association of Endodontists, Montreal QC
Apr 26 Maryland State Dental Association, Columbia MD
Apr 26 Star of the North Meeting, St. Paul MN
Apr 29 Vancouver & District Dental Society Vancouver BC
May 3 American Association of Orthodontists, Los Angeles CA
May 7 Seattle Study Club, Atlanta GA
May 8 North County Women’s Study Club, Carlsbad CA
Sep 13 Orthopreneurs Summit, Dallas TX
Oct 7 Colorado Prosthodontic Society, Denver CO
To book us for your meeting or study club, click HERE or call us at 888-398-2327.
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Prosperident Nails Another Embezzler
Prosperident’s Wendy Askins has caught more than her share of embezzlers. However, this one gave her particular satisfaction.
The lady in this picture, Deanna Gray, recently pled “no contest” to embezzling over $400,000 from a Virginia orthodontist.
Deanna has yet to be sentenced but is certainly looking at prison time. She has also been ordered to repay $421k to the practice.
Read about Deanna in our Hall of Shame HERE.
Cautious Hiring — One of the best defenses against embezzlement
We have all seen it — someone fired at one office for embezzling quickly gets hired elsewhere, with their new employer (and next victim) unaware of their new employee’s tainted past.
A booming economy, with unemployment levels at record lows, plus an understandable focus on finding an applicant with the right attributes often mean that the skepticism that should be there when hiring is not. And if someone has “baggage” they have a strong incentive to keep it hidden from you.
Here are two sobering statistics — 60 million Americans (i.e., one in four adults) have criminal records, and studies suggest that more than 50% of resumes have at least some amount of embellishment or falsehood.
We have some excellent tips about how to avoid hiring mistakes HERE.
Something To Talk About…
Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day are almost upon us, and once again my team and I find ourselves wanting to express our thankfulness to so many of you in the dental community.
To all of you who have served in the military, thank you for your service and your contribution to our freedom. My own time in uniform had a hugely positive impact on the person I am today, and I expect most of you who served would say the same thing. Again, we thank you.
Thanksgiving not only marks the beginning of another holiday season, but it gives us a chance to sincerely express how genuinely thankful we are to be a growing part of your community and businesses. Your trust and generosity have played a significant role in the way we organize and continue to develop our company and services. We appreciate everything that your community does for us, and we always strive to reciprocate with professionalism and gratitude.
We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, whatever way you choose to celebrate. We at Prosperident will be pausing to count our blessings and to give thanks for the friendship, confidence, and loyalty you have shown us. We are deeply thankful and want to extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
David Harris
CEO
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