Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Los Angeles, California

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A brand new, contemporary orthodontic practice in Fort Mill, South Carolina is looking for a motivated associate to join their new model.

Fort Mill, South Carolina is the up and coming new hot spot, located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.  The area is home to a number of thriving new businesses, residential communities and is recognized as the fastest growing community in the nation.  New residents seeking family friendly neighborhoods and higher quality of life will continue to drive the growth of this community.  Fort Mill enjoys everything a small town has to offer but also all of the amenities of a big city.  Charlotte offers high-end shopping, museums, restaurants and an international airport with direct flights to Europe.  The city is also home to multiple sports teams including the NFL Carolina Panthers, the NBA Charlotte Hornets and an active NASCAR circuit.

The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for South Carolina licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Santa Rosa, California

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A multi-location practice in Santa Rosa, California is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate to join their growing team.

Less than 60 miles north of San Francisco, you will find the happening hub of Santa Rosa. This is a city waiting to be explored with so much to see, do, eat, drink, bike and hike. Santa Rosa is filled with people from all walks of life with various interests and hobbies. Numerous farms can be found along Sonoma County’s Farm Trails so residents can eat as local and fresh as they want. There is plenty of wine to go around as you are in the “Heart of Wine Country” with more than 300 wineries or vineyards to choose from. Don’t be surprised if you run into Snoopy or Charlie Brown. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the world famous Peanuts comics lived the last half of his life in Santa Rosa.

If you are seeking to live in a desired location with much to offer, this opportunity is for you. Ideal candidate is available by January 2018 and eligible for California licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Why is Team Building Important for an Orthodontic Office?

By: Mandy King

For sixteen years, I had the privilege to work in a successful orthodontic practice. Our orthodontist always said that the reason for our success was due to teamwork, the way we interacted with the patients, and the efficient service we provided. He never boasted about the fact that he was well-known in our community as being the best around. You might be wondering what made us a good team?

Team Building
A team building event once a quarter is a great goal to strive towards. My favorite team building outing was cooking for parents and siblings at the Ronald McDonald House. This allowed us to work as a team to provide a meal for families in our area who had a child in the hospital. My friend and co-worker was a recipient of this program, so this was very special for us to be able to give back. An exciting outing we once went on was a high ropes course. This challenged us to help one another to complete the courses laid out before us. Whatever avenue you choose for a team building exercise, have fun and enjoy being out of the office for a change.

Working Together
We knew how to work together because we made it a point to support each other. There was no division between the “front and back.” The scheduling coordinators would do everything possible to make sure that the clinic could function efficiently and in turn, the clinical assistants communicated all day to ensure that everyone was staying on task and taking care of the patients. Our office averaged a hundred patients a day, so it was very important for us to be able to communicate and work together.

Loving One Another
Our team would go on a weekend retreat that we looked forward to every year. This retreat allowed us to focus on just spending quality time together and forming relationships out of the office. We were truly a “family.” When you love the people you work with, it makes doing your job a lot easier. Patients can sense whether the team gets along or not when they come into your office. That makes forming the bonds with one another all the more important. Although I am no longer a part of this team, the friendships I made during my time in that position have remained.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois

Suburbs of Chicago.blogA well-established, private orthodontic practice located in the Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois is for sale.

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people. The multicultural city thrives on the diversity of its neighborhoods, all which offer numerous amenities. Sports are legendary in Chicago; whether the teams win or lose they are American urban icons. The city has some of the best higher education in the country, and quality education is available at all levels in the suburbs.

The suburbs provide a fantastic quality of life with a close proximity to the Windy City.  The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for Illinois licensure. Please note the state of Illinois no longer requires a specialty exam; the regional exams accepted are: NERB, CRDTS, SRTA and WREB. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Fort Mill, South Carolina

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A brand new, contemporary orthodontic practice in Fort Mill, South Carolina is looking for a motivated associate to join their new model.

Fort Mill, South Carolina is the up and coming new hot spot, located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The area is home to a number of thriving new businesses, residential communities, and is recognized as the fastest growing community in the nation. New residents seeking family friendly neighborhoods and higher quality of life will continue to drive the growth of this community. Fort Mill enjoys everything a small town has to offer but also all of the amenities of a big city. Charlotte offers high-end shopping, museums, restaurants, and an international airport with direct flights to Europe. The city is also home to multiple sports teams including the NFL Carolina Panthers, the NBA Charlotte Hornets and an active NASCAR circuit.

The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for South Carolina licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Portland Area, Oregon

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An orthodontic practice committed to creating unique smiles is for sale in the Portland Area of Oregon.

Just a short drive from Portland, the coast, and Salem; this small, historic town is located in the heart of the agriculturally-rich Williamette Valley. The town is surrounded by hills lined with vineyards and is considered to be the heart of Oregon wine country. Locals believe that living here means being plugged into a close knit community. From dining at an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant to chic shops and outdoor activities, this “special” town is the perfect landing place.

This is the ultimate opportunity for an associate orthodontist looking for a mentor to join a team with years of experience! Ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for Oregon state licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Central North Dakota

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A thriving orthodontic practice is currently for sale in Central, North Dakota.

North Dakota is home to national and state parks that outdoor lovers will enjoy exploring as they offer an up-close look at the state’s beauty and diversity. Viewing wildlife like buffalo, deer, elk and antelope are very common. Popular sports among North Dakotans include fishing, hunting, golfing, and biking. The traditional North Dakota spirit of self-reliance and cooperation is reflected on the cultural life of the state. Museums, galleries and performing arts are a staple in the central region seeing that arts enrich lives, build understanding, and boost the economy. North Dakota’s location, climate, and geography are perfectly designed for viewing the Northern Lights any night of the year. Vivid green, purple and blue dance across the night sky giving stargazers a beautiful sight.

Air Force bases located in the region continue to have a positive impact on the surrounding communities. When it comes to volunteering, many organizations say they wouldn’t be able to hold their events without the good men and women that serve our country. The military continues to draw personnel from all over the world. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota.”

This is a great opportunity to own a wonderful practice that strives on building relationships with their patients. Ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for North Dakota licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Midcoast Maine

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A well-established private orthodontic practice in a coastal community in Maine is for sale.

The practice is located along the shores of Casco Bay that serves as a gateway to mid-coast and down-east Maine. There is a balance mix of retail, professional and arts related businesses, along with traditional farming, foresting and commercial fishing. This New England town combines village flavor and city flair. The pedestrian friendly downtown attracts shoppers, strollers, art enthusiasts and foodies. Major employers in the area include LL Bean, Bath Iron Works, Wayfair and Bowdoin College. Maine’s beauty and endless opportunities for recreational activity are found in and around this coastal town.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a doctor seeking to own and practice in an eminently livable community. The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for Maine Licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

How do you determine your career path after orthodontic residency?

By: Mandy King

You have taken that step in identifying a career that appeals to you, but deciding your next step may still be the missing piece of your puzzle. There are many factors you need to examine and decisions you need to make as you approach your final year. You should be asking yourself a few questions:

Where do I want to live?
This is extremely important for those who have a family. Being in agreement about where you would like to practice is a decision that should be made with your spouse. Does the community culture align with your beliefs and values? Ask yourself if the area meets your interests and financial needs. Making sure you and your family will be “happy” is a key factor when deciding where you want to practice.

What are my short-term and long-term goals?
Making a career plan takes time and effort on your part. Commit to establishing your expectations and objectives as you seek an opportunity. Remember who you are and why you chose this career.

Do I want to practice as an associate in a private practice?
Ask yourself if you desire mentorship from a senior doctor. Do you see yourself working with this potential employer? Do your personalities “mesh”? Make it a point to visit the practice and see if the culture is a good fit for you. Observe the interaction between the staff and the patients. Can you see yourself practicing in that environment?

Am I willing to work for a DSO?
If you are wanting to focus solely on orthodontics, corporate may be a better choice. In some cases, you can negotiate a schedule and salary that are guaranteed regardless of the organization’s ups and downs. As with a private practice, just be sure to find the right fit.

Would I like an equity-minded associateship opportunity?
This is an opportunity to consider for an orthodontist that desires to own their own practice in the somewhat near future. You are able to come in as an associate and “get your feet wet” by getting to know the patients and learning about the ins and outs of the practice you would one day be a partner in. Understand that non-competes in most states will be required and are enforceable.

Should I purchase a practice?
Financially speaking, is this possible for you? This path does allow you the ability to control your own schedule and usually maximize income. However, the freedoms of having your own practice come with a price. As a small business owner, you have many responsibilities that come along with that title and there are many resources available for you to get help in these areas.

This is an important decision that simply comes down to making sure you stay true to yourself by seeking the best opportunity for you and your family. Know who you are, choose a location, identify the right practice, and begin your journey in confidence.

New U.S. Census Data and Trends to Watch

By: Shannon Patterson

The population changes every year in the United States. Generally we see a positive change with the overall populations meaning more births and deaths, however, a few states had more deaths than births according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

According to the Bureau’s factors that contribute to the 2016-2017 estimates for populations for the 50 states results are international and domestic migration and the “natural population change,” which is the net births minus deaths.

The results showed that two states, Maine and West Virginia, actually saw more deaths than births. Maine’s natural population went down by 0.9 residents per 1,000, while West Virginia’s dropped by 1.7 residents per 1,000. However, Utah had an excess of births over deaths contributing to why it’s ranked the third fastest growing state with natural increase.

Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017. The next largest percentage increases in state population were; Nevada (2.0 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Washington (1.7 percent), and Florida along with Arizona (1.6 percent).

The two fastest growing states Idaho and Nevada experienced “domestic migration,” which is defined by the number of residents who move into a state from another, minus the people who moved out of that state. The census showed that the Northeastern and Midwestern states tended to lose population due to domestic migration as more residents moved out of the state than into the state. By region, the Western and Southern states mostly saw gains from other parts of the country. States that saw dramatic increases due to domestic migration were Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Montana.

Overall, the southern and western regions led America’s population growth. In 2017, 38 percent of the nation’s population was in the Southern states and 23.8 percent in the Western states.

A number of common factors affect migration patterns throughout the country. Residents move from state to state for economic and educational opportunities as well as quality of life factors and the cost of living. Many of the fastest growing states have midsize cities with quality school systems, low unemployment rates, and offer affordable housing.

To determine the fastest growing and shrinking states, the WSJ reviewed the one-year population change of all 50 states from 2015 to 2016 with data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Below is a list of the fastest growing and shrinking states in the U.S.

Fastest Growing

Idaho
The population of Idaho increased by 1.8% in 2016. Idaho has a relatively high birth rate, and natural growth accounting for about one-third of all new Idahoans in 2016. The remaining population growth was due to the large influx of residents from other parts of the country. A net total of 17,143 Americans relocated to Idaho in 2016, far more than in most states.

Utah
The population of Utah grew by 2.0% in 2016, nearly three times the 0.7% national population growth rate and the fastest pace of any state. Unlike most fast-growing states, the majority of Utah’s population increase was due to natural growth. Utah has the largest average family size in the country. While Utah’s high birth-to-death ratio accounted for most of the state’s population growth, Utah’s population also grew more from inbound migration than many other states.

Nevada
The population of Nevada increased by 2.0% in 2016, The state has sustained strong population growth over the past decade, growing by 16.5% from 2006 to 2016, nearly twice the 8.3% national growth rate.

Florida
Like many of the fastest-growing states, Florida’s rapid population growth was largely due to migration. About 9 in every 10 new Floridians either moved from another state or from another country.

Washington
Washington state’s population grew by 1.8% in 2016, more than twice the 0.7% national population growth rate. The state’s strong population growth over the past decade was accompanied by a large increase in their GDP. The states information sector such as industry giants including Microsoft, Amazon, and Expedia ignited the growth.

Oregon
Since 2006, Oregon’s population has grown at an average rate of 1.1%. Approximately 3 in every 4 new Oregonians in 2016 moved to the state from another state (domestic migration), with the remaining population increase due to natural growth. Many new residents likely came to Oregon for economic opportunity.

Colorado
Colorado’s population grew by 1.7% in 2016, among the fastest pace of any state. Like many of the fastest growing states, domestic migration contributed the most to the states rapid population growth. A net influx of 50,216 Americans relocated to Colorado in 2016.

Arizona
Arizona’s population grew by 1.7% in 2016, more than twice the 0.7% national population growth rate. Most of the state’s growth was again due to new residents migrating from another state. A net total of 61,544 Americans relocated to Arizona that year in 2016.

Fastest Shrinking States

West Virginia
West Virginia was one of two states to see both negative natural growth and net migration loss in 2016. West Virginia, which has one of the oldest populations of any state, has the highest death rate and one of the lowest birth rates in the country. Approximately 2,700 more West Virginians died than were born in 2016, accounting for one-fourth of the state’s total population loss. Most of the population loss was due to people leaving the state. Major factors causing people to migrate out of West Virginia were the high unemployment rates and poverty. In total, West Virginia’s population decreased by about 10,000 residents in 2016, the most of any state relative to population size.

Illinois
While the population of Illinois has increased nearly every year in the past five decades, the state’s population declined in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The state’s population shrank by 0.3% in 2016, the second fastest pace of decline of any state. A large share of the population loss was due to residents leaving the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area. In a survey conducted by the Chicago Tribune, residents who had moved out of the city in recent years cited high taxes, unemployment, poor weather, and violent crime as primary reasons for leaving Chicago. The population decreased by over 37,508 residents with the majority of them being from the city of Chicago (19,570).

Vermont
The population of Vermont declined by 0.2% in 2016, the third largest contraction of any state. Most of the population decline was largely due to outbound migration. Approximately 2,000 more residents moved out of Vermont in 2016 than moved in, nearly the largest loss of any state when adjusted for population size. Vermont’s population growth was also impacted by the state’s low birth rate.

Connecticut
The state’s population shrank by 0.2% in 2016, the fourth largest decline in the nation. Connecticut’s population has declined substantially in recent years, with approximately 20,000 residents exciting since 2013. Unfortunately, many of the residents leaving the state are young, college-educated professionals. The population loss will likely hurt the state’s economic potential.

Wyoming
Wyoming was the only state to grow more from natural growth than the United States as a whole in 2016 and still have population loss overall. Approximately 2,800 more new Wyomingites were born than died in 2016, however, heavy outbound migration led to negative population growth in Wyoming overall. Overall 3,823 more residents moved out of Wyoming in 2016 than moved in, more than in any other state relative to population size.

Pennsylvania
While the U.S. population grew by 0.7% in 2016, the population of Pennsylvania shrank by 0.1%. The change was largely due to residents who moved out of the state; approximately 45,600 more residents exited the state than moved in making it one the largest domestic outflow states in the nation. Pennsylvania’s population loss was also partially due to the state’s low birth-to-death ratio. Overall, Pennsylvania grew less from natural growth than any state other than New Hampshire, Maine, and West Virginia.

Mississippi
The population of Mississippi declined by approximately 660 residents in 2016. The population loss was largely due to outbound migration to other states. Roughly 7,500 more Mississippi residents moved out of the state than moved in during 2016. While Mississippi had positive natural growth in 2016, the state’s death rate was relatively high, and the natural population growth was lower than the national average. Many residents exited the state due to the state’s low quality of life, and depressed economy. Today, over 20% of state residents live in poverty, the largest share in the country.

New York
New York is one of many Northeastern states whose populations are rapidly declining due to outbound migration. While the state gained a net total of 118,478 new residents from other countries, over 190,000 residents moved out of New York to another state in 2016 than moved in.