Prosperident's Dental Practice Owner's Podcast

Prosperident's Dental Practice Owner's Podcast

A podcast designed for dental practice owners that is chock-full of tools, strategies, and tips to help run practices better. Sponsored by Prosperident, Dentistry's Embezzlement Experts. Our website is, and our phone number is 888-398-2327


May 19, 2023 77 mins

Hear Dr. Deborah Staten and Prosperident ace investigator Scott Clifford discuss how embezzler Danielle Powers stole over $250,000 from Dr. Staten, went on to embezzle from another dentist, and is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence. The most powerful element of this story is the advice Dr. Staten has for other dentists to help them escape what happened to her.

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Listen to David Harris from Prosperident, Adrienne Twigg from Bent Ericksen and Erik Pook from Cirrus Group discuss some of the perils that dental practices face including embezzlement, poor hiring decisions, and oppressive premises lease terms.

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Hear Virginia orthodontist Dr. David Hughes describe his experience with being the victim of a major embezzlement carried out by his trusted office manager.  Prosperident hosts David Harris, Wendy Askins and Amber Weber-Gonzales participate in this fascinating discussion with Dr. Hughes.  

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Listen to Prosperident's hosts David Harris, Wendy Askins and Amber Weber as they play host to special guest Mr. Emmet Scott. Emmet is both the CEO of a 70-practice DSO and the voice of the DSO industry. 

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Hear from dentist Dr. Mark Saladin describe how he lost $150,000 from embezzlement.  For contrast, we also include some audio clips from his embezzler Miranda Wolf.

This episode provides some fascinating insight into how embezzlers think and behave.

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See former practicing dentist and consultant Dr. Rich Madow pass on his decades of accumulated wisdom on how to maximize practice profitability and satisfaction.

Dr. Madow's website is here --

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January 21, 2022 87 mins

Dr. Roy Shelburne spent 19 months in federal prison for health care fraud.  Dr. Shelburne shares the lessons that he learned in the hardest way imaginable to help other practitioners avoid the same fate. 

Dr. Shelburne's website is

We thank CareCredit for financially supporting Dr. Shelburne's appearance.

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September 29, 2021 48 mins

DSO Secrets Podcast host Ken Kaufman interviews Prosperident's David Harris, Wendy Askins, and Amber Weber about the challenges facing Dental Support Organizations when hiring staff.

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September 24, 2021 76 mins

 Hosts David Harris, Wendy Askins, Amber Weber, plus some special guests offer their best “pearls” to protect your practice from embezzlement. 

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August 23, 2021 74 mins

Join your Prosperident hosts David Harris, Wendy Askins and Amber Weber as they welcome special guest Gary Salman, CEO of Black Talon Security. Gary gives an eye-opening presentation on two topics that present significant danger to dental practices, cybersecurity and ransomware. 

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July 23, 2021 74 mins

Prosperident's Amber Weber, David Harris and Wendy Askins set aside their embezzlement knowledge to focus on non-employee threats to a practice.  Topics covered include burglary, medication scams and identity theft.

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Prosperident team members David Harris, Wendy Askins, and Amber Weber are interviewed by Ken Kaufman of Community Dental Partners about the embezzlement issues that are specific to  Dental Support Organizations.

This podcast is an episode of the DSO Secrets podcast, which is shared through the DSO Secrets Facebook group at

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June 25, 2021 72 mins

In this episode, Prosperident's David Harris, Wendy Askins and Amber Weber discuss strategies a dentist can employ to avoid becoming an embezzlement victim.

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May 21, 2021 74 mins

Hosts David Harris, Amber Weber and Wendy Askins welcome guest Scott Clifford.  Together, they tackle some common issues surrounding practice finances

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May 18, 2021 36 mins

In this episode, Prosperident's amber Weber and Wendy Askins interview three Prosperident clients and one non-client about their experiences 

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Prosperident's David Harris was given the unique opportunity to interview one of dentistry's most prolific embezzlers.  This woman has worked for, and stolen from, over a dozen practices.  With a desire to "set the record straight" she contacted Prosperident and asked to tell her side of the story.  We will leave you to form your own impressions, but it's a fascinating conversation.

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May 10, 2021 33 mins

Listen to Prosperident's David Harris interview a convicted dental embezzler.  This embezzler, who agreed to be interviewed on the condition that her name not be used, embezzled more than $250,000 from her doctor and served time in state prison.

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 Prosperident's David Harris, Wendy Askins, and Amber Weber discuss emerging trends in embezzlement in 2021 and provide some strategies for controlling the emergent patterns for stealing. 

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During your career, someone is likely to defraud you. Here’s how to prevent it from happening. 

Host Ryan Isaac takes the mic on this Dentist Money™ podcast. His guest is David Harris, founder of Prosperident, a forensic investigation firm that specializes in investigating, and protecting dentists from, embezzlement. If you think embezzlement won’t happen to you, statistics show it’s highly likely to occur during your career. Ryan a...

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