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#5 • Safekeeping Insurance Check Payments

#5 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you deal with fraud, embezzlement, waste, and abuse in your dental practice. Does your office receive insurance checks by mail? You are not alone. Many dentists still accept check payments from insurance companies, with payments arriving by mail. Did you know? A dishonest employee can remove […]

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#4 • Some common “I’m being embezzled” mistakes that dentists make.

#4 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you deal with fraud, embezzlement, waste, and abuse in your dental practice. “I think I am being embezzled” I have spoken with hundreds of dentists about fraud and embezzlement. Many were convinced or “pretty darn sure” that fraud was happening in their practice. Indeed, probably half […]

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#3 • Disable unneeded LogMeIn, Teamviewer, GoToMyPC, RDP accounts.

#3 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you deal with fraud, embezzlement, waste, and abuse in your dental practice. “Remote Desktop” software allows you or others to connect to your computer from a remote location over an Internet connection. This allows others to access to everything on your computer as though you were […]

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#2 • Increasing your practice’s business liability insurance

#2 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you deal with fraud, embezzlement, waste, and abuse in your dental practice. Don’t fall short. Greater risk requires higher coverage. When you renew your practice’s business insurance policy this year, we recommend you increase or extend your current coverage to include “Employee Dishonesty” and “Cyber Security” […]

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#1 • The Perception of Detection

#1 in our series of #TIPS intended to help you deal with fraud, embezzlement, waste, and abuse in your dental practice. Every employee that steals follows the same pattern of thinking. Motive –> Opportunity -> Rationalize Motive The employee feels pressured to steal. The reasons vary, and the list is extensive. Often the employee needs […]

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Profitable Practice – Interview with William “Bill” Hiltz

Profitable Practice magazine feature interview with Fraud Examiner and Data Auditor William “Bill” Hiltz.

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60% of dentists will be embezzled – let’s do the math!

60% – not me! Search the Internet for the term “dental embezzlement statistics”, and you’ll find many publications which claim that 60% of dentists will be embezzled during their career. My own experience obtained from conducting hundreds of embezzlement investigations over the last 12 years agrees with this statistic. Putting the 60% probability into perspective. […]

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