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Calendar of Events
Pierce County Dental Society Event Schedule

2021 Meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. John West
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. Thomas Gessel
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. Peter van der Ven
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Mike Shelly (CDA)
Tuesday, May 18, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Melissa Sanchez, CIC (TDIC)
Tuesday, Sep. 21, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. Arun Garg, Implant Dentistry
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. John Kalmar, Oral Pathology
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Dr. Ed McGlumphy, Implant Prosthetics

2022 Meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - David Harris, CEO of Prosperident
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, May 17, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:15 - 8:15 PM - Speaker TBA

Mark your calendar for our next general membership meeting via Zoom:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM

PCDS Presents David Harris, CEO of Prosperident

Topic: " How to Outsmart the Thief in Your Practice"

2 CE credits
Cost: Free to Members
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" How to Outsmart the Thief in Your Practice"

More than 70% of dentists will be victimized in their careers. David’s three decades of experience in solving embezzlement in all types of practices makes him the unrivaled expert.
Using actual cases as teaching tools, David provides an inside look at embezzlement and provides practical tools and action steps dentists can take immediately to avoid theft in their practices.

Attendees will learn:
• What causes embezzlement?
• How do you know if it is happening?
• How to avoid the worst hiring mistake ever
• The top 10 action steps you can take now

Please note: due to subject content, this event is restricted to doctors and their spouses.

About the Speaker: David Harris, CEO of Prosperident
David Harris 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.

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Congratulations – The Pierce County Dental Foundation received $49,558 in donations for the 2020 “A Day for Smiles” event.

All proceeds for the “A Day for Smiles” goes to the Pierce County Dental Foundation Endowment fund. The fund has a goal of $1,000,000. Once the fund reaches $500,000 it will start disbursing the proceeds for oral health care for those in need, oral health education, and to support education for dental professionals. Currently the fund has over $327,000 in donations.

The Foundation has supported several community events to support improved oral health such as: Pierce County Dentists Care Program, Bates Free Dental Day, Tacoma Rescue Mission Free Dental Day, Pierce County Veteran’s Resource Fair, Pierce County Dental Society Children’s Dental Health Day, and oral hygiene supplies for schools in Pierce County.

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