From Dr. Bicuspid. This hurts as most dentists tend to look upon team members as family which makes employee theft even more devastating than the simple loss of money, it is the betrayal of trust.
Nearly 49 percent of dental practices said they had experienced employee theft,…
…In response to the survey results, the ADA developed a checklist of tips to help practices prevent employee theft. Recommendations include downloading credit card charges onto accounting software, cross-training employees for multiple duties and hiring a practice software specialist to ensure security controls.
Click here for the full checklist.
Click through to the check list. Almost half the items are technology related, like setting up security systems and monitoring access. Sadly the features that make technology so helpful to the practice also make it easy for bad actors to abuse. However we can also use technology to track and prevent theft.