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34. Signs of embezzlement in your dental practice and how to avoid it

With David Harris
David Harris has one of the most interesting jobs in dentistry.

When office managers, staff members, or business partners steal from dental practices, it's his job to uncover the embezzlement, stop the crime, and document the evidence needed to fire and convict the perpetrators.

After doing that job for more than 30 years, he's seen and done it all.

Meet our guest

Today, David is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists.


As a licensed private investigator, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner, he is the author of two books on embezzlement, and a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international dental conferences.



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In this episode

  • What are some instances of dental embezzlement that he has personally uncovered?
  • Why are dental practices such easy targets for thieves?
  • What are some red flags that might indicate theft is taking place in your practice?
  • How should a dentist respond if they think embezzlement is happening in their practice?
  • What are some common-sense best practices to prevent theft?

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