Defrauding the Dental Practice: An overview LIVE (AGD 550)

Presenter: Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, CDIPC, MADAA

The course will be presented on the Zoom Webinar platform on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 6:00 PM Central Time. You will receive a registration link at the end of the day on May 17.


Employee theft and embezzlement is common in healthcare, with approximately over $25 billion annually lost in practice offices from theft and misappropriation of resources by various team members. This webinar will cover an overview of what to look for and steps in proactive prevention from a risk management standpoint.


Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, CDIPC, MADAA is a licensed and multi-certified dental assistant from Minneapolis as well as a Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association. As a busy clinician in public health dentistry, Natalie finds time to share her passion for dentistry not only lecturing nationally, but internationally as well, in addition to developing continuing education courses, writing articles and being a key opinion leader in the dental assisting profession with her 30 years of experience. Natalie believes in making learning fun and uses various approaches to engage her audiences.


After participating in this program, dental professionals should be able to:

  • Investigate the types of fraud that can occur in a dental practice.
  • Understand why fraud occurs and for what to look.
  • Explore employee traits for fraudulent activities.
  • Identify ways to minimize the possibility for embezzlement with smart hiring practices.
  • Facilitate the termination process of a suspected employee.


The ADAA has an obligation to disseminate knowledge in the field of dentistry. Sponsorship of a continuing education program by the ADAA does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or technique.

The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.

Credits earned upon completion of this course may be used to meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements.

This course has been produced in part by a grant from the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF). 


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