An embezzlement follow-up tip for your dental practice, plus the week's most-read articles

Kevin Henry.
Kevin Henry.

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

One of the things I often love to do with our authors here on is follow up with them on articles that are well-received by our audience. Such was the case earlier this week when I chatted with Kim McCleskey about an article she wrote for us at the beginning of the month that was focused on embezzlement.

McCleskey's article on how to recognize and prevent embezzlement in your dental practice was a hit with our readers, but there was one part of the article that particularly drew me in. It was the section where McCleskey discussed some of the red flags that can arise and alert a dentist that he or she could be a victim of embezzlement.

In that section, McCleskey talked about dental practices that rely on just one employee for their finances. With that in mind, I wanted to follow up with her on what she meant and any specific advice she would have on that piece of the puzzle. Not only did she share advice, but she also shared a recent example where a dental practice had suffered the consequences of relying on one person to handle the money.

You can see our interview below, and I encourage you to take her words to heart, as well as read the article linked above.

This week's articles I want to make sure you saw

Do we need to be watching what ingredients are in toothpaste? Read here why a zero-calorie sugar substitute commonly found in toothpaste and chewing gum may be associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes.

Need another oral-systemic link to share with your patients? How about the tie-in between periodontal disease and type 2 diabetes?

Estela Vargas is back again with more advice to help you get the most out of your insurance reimbursement, this time with extractions.

Artificial intelligence was put to the test against orthodontics. Here's how it fared in detecting instances of malocclusion.

When it comes to sleep quality and severe periodontitis, being a man has its advantages, according to one recent large study.

This treatment strategy may better relieve temporomandibular joint pain early, a new study recently revealed.

Our wishes for your weekend ahead

As always, thank you for reading On behalf of my entire editorial team, I wish you a relaxing and healthy weekend ahead.

Kevin Henry
Editor in Chief

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