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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
WTHJH Episode 109: You Can’t Pay People in Chicken
On this episode of , CEDR CEO Paul Edwards sits down with Compliance Specialist and Digital Communications Coordinator Ally Dagnino to discuss a high-profile case in which an employer tried to pay employees with chicken sandwiches instead of dollars. Paul and Ally break down the compliance...  Read More
Ask Howard #14 - How important is the patient experience?
Have a question for Howard? Leave a reply on this video or use the hashtag #askhoward on Twitter or Facebook for a chance for your question to be featured on an episode of Ask Howard! Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on  Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on   Read More
Ask Howard #13 - What advice do you have for dentists seeking an associateship?
Have a question for Howard? Leave a reply on this video or use the hashtag #askhoward on Twitter or Facebook for a chance for your question to be featured on an episode of Ask Howard! Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on  Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on   Read More
Prior to beginning the assessment portion of the hygiene appointment, it is essential to explain to the patient what you will be doing and why. This allows the patient to be a part of the decision-making process and will aid in treatment acceptance. “I’m measuring the natural space between your...  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
"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
Ask Howard #12 - Hygiene profits and associateships.
Have a question for Howard? Leave a reply on this video or use the hashtag #askhoward on Twitter or Facebook for a chance for your question to be featured on an episode of Ask Howard! Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on  Subscribe to Dentistry Uncensored on   Read More
3 Systems That Open The Door to Fraud & How to Prevent It
3 Systems That Open The Door to Fraud & How to Prevent It.  We know how convenient it is to have your employee order supplies for you, deal with credit checks, and even order things on Amazon for you and handle any returns… but you need to be more aware of it. Why?  Well, Sandy received a call...  Read More
Ask Howard #11 - How has inflation affected dentistry?
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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
AGD Leading to Professional Success, Part 1 with Dr. Chethan Chetty
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Chethan Chetty! Dr. Chethan Chetty joined the family practice in 2000. He attended  . In his free time, Dr. Chetty enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Avani, have two sons, Ishaan and Rushil, and a daughter, Diya. Dr....  Read More
Patients Don't Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care, with Dr. Mike Masella
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Mike Masella! Dr. Mike graduated from UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) dental school in 2005, where he met his wife, oral surgeon Lindsay Scoggins, DMD. They have two young boys, Tyler and Shane. In his spare time, Dr. Mike’s love of sports...  Read More
Why Patients Don’t Pay & How to Handle It!
  Why Patients Don’t Pay & How to Handle It When it comes down to it, there's basically two reasons why patients don’t pay: the first is dishonest patients, and Sandy gives us a breakdown on how to stop these type of patients to save us any headaches. The second, and probably most important reason...  Read More
You Never Know What's Going to Happen in Life, with Dr. Beth Herko
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we meet with Dr. Beth Herko! After receiving her Master's in Public Health at New York Medical College, Dr. Herko went on to graduate from New York University with her DDS in 2006. One of Dr. Herko’s favorite things about practicing dentistry is that no...  Read More
Are you and Family insured?
On June 28th each year, National Insurance Awareness Day encourages us to review our insurance policies. Insurance offers security, covering loved ones, and recovering losses in the event of damage, illness, or death * National Alaska Day * National Insurance Awareness Day  * National...  Read More
Strategies to Save The Day!
Strategies to Save The Day! Strategies to Save The Day! When does a day need to be saved? When you’re not meeting your daily goals (which you should set daily goals). You can determine if you’re reaching your goal or not by mid-day. If you notice around the middle of the day, that you are...  Read More
How to Successfully Manage a Startup, with Dr. Perry Joiner
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Perry Joiner! Dr. Joiner is a Georgia native and received his Bachelors in Finance from the University of Georgia. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona....  Read More
Answering Questions From Our Listeners!
Answering Questions From Our Listeners! ??NEW PODCAST EPISODE?? . Answering Questions From Our Listeners! In this episode we take on questions that you (our listeners) have for us!  We answer these specific questions: "Is anyone doing (or done in the past) patient surveys? We would love to see...  Read More
Don’t Cancel Your Hygienist!
??NEW PODCAST EPISODE?? . Don’t Cancel Your Hygienist! . Does this sound familiar: “We’ve had a lot of cancellations and I don’t want to pay my hygienist during down time” Some of you may lean towards doing this. In fact, the hygienist may HATE this so your hygienist has to look or act busy so you...  Read More
The Disconnect in Dental Insurance with DentalHQ's Founder, Dr. Brett Wells
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast we meet with Dr. Brett Wells, Founder and CEO of DentalHQ. Dr. Brett Wells runs a five-office group practice based in Raleigh, NC, where he also created DentalHQ, because self-administering his membership plan became too cumbersome and existing platforms...  Read More
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