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January 18, 2019 • By Dennis Beaver
Today’s story will be of special interest to dentists, beginning with these two questions:
–Why are dentists more likely than most other health care professionals to become victims of theft and embezzlement by a trusted employee?
–From theft by employees, how much does the dental profession lose a year?
Just ask David Harris of Prosperident those questions. As president and CEO of Prosperident, he has seen his company grow to become world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against general dentists and dental specialists.
“In addition to other significant sources of loss, the bill for dental employee theft runs up to a staggering half a billion dollars a year from embezzlement alone.
“In large part, it is explained by that wonderful quality dentists have which patients, staff, and their colleagues so appreciate, which is also a giant trap: Trust. A great deal of this theft could be avoided had the dentist been much more careful in the hiring process,” he points out,” adding, “The mistakes made by dentists are not unique to this profession, but affect many businesses.”
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