Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

    Hiltz & Associates provide specialized services for dentists and practice owners, including but not limited to:

    Digital Forensics
    • Embezzlement investigations
    • Fraud examinations
    • Fraud prevention / risk analysis
    • Data analytics / data mining
    • Due diligence (practice acquisitions)
    • Tort loss calculations (dental litigation)
    Expert consultant and witness (dental litigation)
    Dentrix Audit Trail Review

  • WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU?

    Because you need a firm who will get the job done effectively, efficiently and successfully resolve your concerns.

    If that means going the extra mile on your behalf, that is exactly what we are prepared do.

    We play hardball when it comes to fraud, financial tampering, computer crime, employee misconduct, and other wrongdoings.

    Some less charitable firms might even say that’s what we’re known for.

    The 9 to 5 workday doesn’t exist here. We work on our client’s schedules – and because we are a boutique firm, we only take on what we can handle.

  • WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS?

    Since 2004, over 98% of our clients have been dental professionals.
    • dentists
    • dental specialists
    dental attorneys
    • practice owners (non-dentists)
    • dental service organizations
    • dental associations and study clubs
    • dental brokers

  • WHO IS WILLIAM HILTZ?

    William “Bill” Hiltz is the founder of Hiltz & Associates and Curator of Dental FraudBusters

    Bill has extensive experience in dental matters involving embezzlement, fraud, audits, digital forensics, practice transitions, mergers/acquisitions and operational matters.

    He is an expert witness and consultant in dental litigation matters and is a published author and speaker on the subject of embezzlement and fraud in healthcare.

    Learn More about Bill:
    About William Hiltz (this site)
    William Hiltz (LinkedIn)

  • WILL MY EMPLOYEES KNOW THAT I HAVE HIRED YOU?

    Our work is conducted covertly and off-site.

    Unless you tell, no one will ever know that we are doing this work for you.

    Our workflow is completely digital, and performed behind the scenes.

    At the outset, we take great care to ensure that our communication with you is secure and private.

    We will never call or email your practice. (nor do we send texts, faxes or mail)

    We employ our own private cloud servers to exchange private information.

  • HOW FAST CAN YOU DIAGNOSE EMBEZZLEMENT IN MY PRACTICE?

    When confronted by real or likely concerns of embezzlement, practice owners should not have to wait weeks or months to know if a current employee is stealing.

    Hiltz & Associates understands this, and we are committed to providing our clients with a a rapid response.

    How fast is “rapid”?

    We routinely confirm suspicions of employee embezzlement in less one week, and for most cases, in less than two or three business days.

  • WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

    Our services are performed either on an hourly or flat rate basis.

    HOURLY
    The time required is dependent on the complexity and scope of the work being performed. Our hourly fees range from $125 to $375 per hour.

    FLAT RATE
    After an initial consultation, and for certain cases, we can quote a flat (fixed) rate.

    INITIAL CONSULTATION
    The first 30 minutes free – after 30 minutes regular hourly rates will apply. This is available at the outset so prospective clients can be comfortable that we are the proper firm to address their needs.

    GUIDANCE
    We also offer a “pay as you go” model for clients that are looking for limited advice or guidance on narrow issues.

    AUDIT, INVESTIGATION, AND DILIGENCE
    Services are performed on an hourly or flat rate basis.

    EXPERT SERVICES (LITIGATION)
    Expert services are performed on an hourly basis only and include (but not limited to) consultations with client, reviewing documents, responding to discovery requests, report writing, testifying, investigating, preparing exhibits, preparing demonstrative aids, and preparation time for testifying at deposition, trial, hearing, arbitration, or other venues.

    FEE SCHEDULE
    Interested parties can request a copy of our published fee schedule by visiting this page.

  • WHAT ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED EMBEZZLEMENT QUESTIONS?

    We’ve compiled a list of the embezzlement questions most asked by dentists and made them available on our Dental FraudBusters blog.

    Click the link below to visit the Dental FraudBusters Embezzlement FAQs.

     
    EMBEZZLEMENT QUESTIONS ASKED BY DENTISTS

  • WHAT IS “DENTAL FRAUDBUSTERS?”

    Dental FraudBusters is a dental blog created by Janice and Bill Hiltz in 2018.

    Dental FraudBusters is dentistry’s most trusted and most reliable resource for dentists and practice owners.

    Visit Dental FraudBusters to learn more about:
    Fraud Prevention
    FraudBuster On-Demand Courses
    Embezzlement Red Flag Self-Assessment

  • HOW CAN I FIND AN EMBEZZLER?

    OUR LIST OF DENTAL EMBEZZLERS KEEPS GROWING!

    You can search our “FraudBuster Files” by the person’s name, location or amount embezzled.

    Every dental embezzler listed on Dental FraudBusters was either arrested, charged or convicted of a felony.

    Find a Dental Embezzler

  • HOW DO I REPORT AN EMBEZZLER?

    Visit Dental FraudBusters to report a dental embezzler.

    Please provide as much information as possible about the embezzler you wish to report.

    The more detail you provide, the greater our chance of locating the embezzler and adding them to our growing list of dental embezzlers posted on Dental FraudBusters.

    Report a Dental Embezzler

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