Dental FraudBusters
Dental FraudBusters
Dentistry is one of the most embezzled professions • We can do better! • Follow Dental FraudBusters for tips, tools & courses to help you protect your practice! • Do you know the Six Red Flags found in 85% of embezzlement cases?
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Bill Hiltz
Bill Hiltz

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Will my CPA find dental embezzlement?
Many dentists believe their CPA will uncover embezzlement. The truth is, most CPA’s are unlikely to detect embezzlement in a dental practice; but it’s not their fault.  They were not hired for that job  What’s in your wallet?  Compilation, Review or Audit? When year end rolls around, most dentists...  Read More
Serial Embezzer: Kristen Labrue
Kristen Labrue of Fort Myers, Fla., was arrested after she allegedly wrote five fraudulent checks to herself and her husband’s account for $79,662, NBC affiliate  reported Aug. 30.  Labrue worked at Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers from April 2021 to June 2021, according to the report. The...  Read More
Employee Dishonesty: What should I look for?
Dental office theft is common. Widely published statistics say that 6 out of 10 dentists will be a victim of employee dishonesty, and virtually every dentist knows of another dentist or a classmate who was embezzled. It doesn’t matter if you practice alone, in a group; or whether your practice is...  Read More
The Top 6 Dental Embezzlement Red Flags
85% OF DENTAL EMBEZZLERS LEAVE CLUES   Keep a watchful eye on your dental practice!   A red-flag is an indicator that fraud may be present;  but it does not guarantee its presence.  There may be an innocent  explanation, but it may also point toward something more sinister.   Learn more about...  Read More
Document Analysis in Dental Litigation
Dentist Exonerated Paying Attention to Details This was a case of finding needles in a haystack - literally.   This civil litigation case involved a dental practice transaction dispute in excess of $1.2M.     The Seller had agreed to work in the practice for 8 months after closing. After the...  Read More
"I gotta get outta here."
This happens more often than you may think. Digital forensics can help identify lost and hidden data to support arguments you would otherwise have missed. In litigation matters involving :             Buy-Sell disputes between dentists                     Employment claims                 ...  Read More
Learn to Run Your Practice like a Detective
I'm finally getting the kinks worked out   NEW COURSES will begin SEPTEMBER-2022.  FRAUDBUSTER COURSES are FREE (open to everyone) PREMIUM COURSES are FREE (open to Dentists & Practice Owners only) Dental Embezzlement Myths   Read More
Techniques of Neutralization - how people justify stealing
Have you ever wondered how dental employees can justify stealing from the practice?    This video will help to explain.   Read More
Course - A Typical Case of Dental Embezzlement.
Course details and registration information are in the video.  .   Read More
10 things you can do to reduce the chance of embezzlement by 80% or more.
Welcome Hi! I'm Bill Hiltz; founder of  and the creator of Dental FraudBusters! In this course I am going to show you how to reduce your chances of being embezzled by 80% or more by doing 10 simple things. Courses begin Sep 22, Registration is free If you've been struggling with trying to be a...  Read More
The Dental Insurance Industry
I watched it again last night and felt compelled to make this meme.  “Each and every person under my command owes me 100 denied claims every day. And I want my denied claims. And all y'all will get me 100 denied claims, taken from the pockets of 100 dentists. Or you will die trying!”   Read More
It's no secret.
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Employee Dishonesty Leave Clues
Free for Dentists and Practice OWners Live and unrecorded. Details in the link below:   Read More
Busting Dental Embezzlement with Bill Hiltz
Course Outline  Bill will share secrets from his decades of experience. Hear and Learn: • “Hiltz’s Axioms” – important guideposts for you to follow • Easy to do “5-Minute Dental FraudBusters“ • How to understand and diagnose Embezzlement Red Flags • and more! You probably have heard the...  Read More
Dental Embezzlement Red Flag Self-Assessment
IT’S A FACT – DENTISTRY IS ONE OF THE MOST EMBEZZLED PROFESSIONS.  Employees who steal from the practice often display behavioral traits associated with their fraudulent conduct. In 92% of cases the embezzler exhibited at least one behavioral red flag, and in 57% of cases multiple red flags were...  Read More
Virtual Card Payments are BAD for Dentists
Synopsis (1) Some third- party administrators and insurance companies pay dentists using virtual credit card payments instead of issuing checks or electronic deposits. (2) Dental Providers have the right to get paid by the method that best suits their needs.  (3) US Code of Federal Regulations 45...  Read More
Busting Embezzlement with Bill Hiltz
IT’S A FACT – DENTISTRY IS ONE OF THE MOST EMBEZZLED PROFESSIONS.  The reality is; employee theft is so prevalent in dentistry, virtually every dentist knows a classmate or a colleague who has been embezzled. Webinar - Busting Dental Embezzlement With Bill Hiltz Bill will share secrets from...  Read More
Fraudulent Amazon Orders
Please be sure to reconcile your Amazon orders each month.   Read More
Chance are....
Now is not the time for employee dishonesty.
Now is not the time for employee dishonesty.  Here are some few links that can help practice owners:     Make sure you have adequate crime and cyber insurance. Talk to your insurance broker. Be sure to ask about YOUR responsibilities regarding coverage. (i.e.: keep an alarm system, have virus...  Read More
Hiltz's Axium
A Typical Case of Dental Embezzlement
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Across the nation, dental offices are closing in droves.
Almost overnight, dentists have seen their incomes drop to zero with no end in sight.  The coronavirus has forced many dentists to close their doors, cancel patient treatments, and send employees home. So, it is not surprising that embezzlement is not a concern for many practice owners at this...  Read More
Russian Interference? My first Robocall of the tax season came in, and it was shockingly good.
It’s getting close to tax-time and I recently answered a call from a 1-800 number.  It was a robocaller. A recorded voice (in well spoken English) identified themselves as a high ranking government official. The “official” warned me that the tax department just issued a warrant and the sheriff...  Read More
DILEMMA – I can’t report her to police.
Posted on December 29, 2019 by    I received a call on Christmas Eve. The caller was not a dentist, and come to think of it, he never told me what he did for a living. Still, based our conversation I could sense he was perhaps close to retirement age, well-off and and educated.   I’ll...  Read More
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