Mr. David Harris


Session Date:  Saturday October 21, 2023

Session Time:  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Presenter Name:  Mr. David Harris


External Threats: 

Embezzlement isn’t the only way your practice can be robbed; this session focuses on how not to be a target for external threats like scams, burglary, and identity/information theft. David will describe simple enhancements to help physically secure your practice, identify typical scams, improve the cybersecurity of your practice, and take actions that will help safeguard information and patient data. 

How to avoid the worst hiring mistake: 

Imagine David’s shock when, two weeks after he caught his first embezzler, he had an appointment at his own dentist’s office and saw her there! Serial embezzlers, and other undesirable employees are all too common in dentistry and can cause tremendous damage to a practice. David has been given a front-row seat to observe how people who should never work in dentistry get hired, and he distills that wealth of knowledge down to concrete hiring steps that a practice owner or office manager can use to find out what applicants don’t want them to know. 

About The Speaker

Mr. David Harris may have the coolest job in dentistry – he gets to chase, and catch, those who steal from dentists. A rule-breaker in his youth, David changed his direction and has spent much of his adult life in the world  of investigation and enforcement, where he uses his unrivaled ability to understand the criminal thought process to help educate and protect dentists. David is the Chief Executive Officer of Prosperident, the world’s largest firm investigating financial crimes committed against dentists.

David is a licensed private investigator, a Forensic Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is the author of the book Dental Embezzlement: The Art of Theft and the Science of Control and over 30  articles in dental publications.

In addition to being a prolific author, David is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international dental conferences, and his vast wealth of experience, coupled with his keen sense of humor, makes David both an engaging and entertaining speaker. In recognition of his long and distinguished service to the dental profession, David is one of a handful of non-clinicians to be honored with a Fellowship in the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics.



Mr. David Harris