New People & Practice Podcast Featuring Chris Bentson

Chris Bentson is featured in the new, recently-released episode of People & Practice‘s The Survival Guide For Orthodontists podcast, hosted by Dr. Leon Klempner and Amy Epstein. Chris chats about the digital future of orthodontics and how it may shape the industry’s future.

Within this fast-paced episode, Chris Bentson:

– Talks about where the investment venture capital money is found in the orthodontic market.
– Addresses the importance of spending time investing in the digital technology that supports orthodontic practices.
– Answers questions from listeners.
– Encourages listeners to rethink the footprints of an orthodontic office.
– Discusses solo practices vs. large corporate practices.

Listen here: https://pplpractice.com/episode-33/
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rgqGykxyiZM

About the Podcast:
The Survival Guide for Orthodontists is the podcast that makes YOU the authority in Orthodontics in your community. Get ready for insights on how to compete on expertise and trust against mail order and retail orthodontics. It’s not always about the lowest fees. Dr. Leon Klempner and Amy Epstein, co-founders of People & Practice, know the business of orthodontics. They bring you insights, tips, and guest interviews focused on helping you thrive in a massively disrupted industry. Put more patients in chairs by competing on expertise and trust, not the lowest fees. The podcast is available on the People & Practice website, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.

Corporate Orthodontics Discussed on The Digital Orthodontist: Live

Love it or hate it, Corporate Orthodontics is an increasingly common practice model for today’s orthodontists.

In the most recent episode of The Digital Orthodontist: Live video podcast, Chris Bentson joined alongside founding orthodontists at Smile Docs (Dr. Scott Law), Orthodontic Partners (Dr. Jamie Reynolds), and Corus Orthodontists (Dr. Anil Idiculla), to discuss this very important topic. Hosted by Dr. Kyle Fagala, this panel of experts covers Corporate Ortho’s most common criticisms and objections, continuity of care concerns, and typical misconceptions. 

Listen here: https://thedigitalortho.podbean.com/e/35-corporate-orthodontics/

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zYD2BV0RiOM

About the Podcast:

The Digital Orthodontist: Live is a video podcast hosted by orthodontist and digital marketing expert Dr. Kyle Fagala. In each episode, Dr. Kyle interviews a well-known orthodontist or member of the orthodontic industry live on Facebook. The show is a mix of traditional interview questions with interactive games for a nice mix of education and entertainment. 

A New Study Confirms That Ghosting During the Hiring Process Has Hit Crisis Levels

By: Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR
Kolbe Certified™ Consultant
Director of Practice Opportunities

Ghost·ing (noun). The practice of ending a relationship with someone suddenly, and without explanation, withdrawing from all communication. 

“Ghosting” is a term most of us have heard of and often we associate it with dating, but in the last eighteen months, we have seen this behavior trickle into the interview and hiring process. In the beginning, we thought it was due to the pandemic. Candidates were all scrambling on where they should be and what opportunities would be “safe” post-pandemic, so it was understandable. What we didn’t realize was that this behavior would become what candidates view as “normal” during their job search. 

Indeed, one of the largest job aggregation sites, recently confirmed in a survey what we have long suspected – “ghosting”, has become a widespread common practice among candidates looking for opportunities. Let’s face it, the interview process is not always fun; it is often an uncomfortable dance for both the candidate and the potential employer. 

So why would a candidate “ghost” a potential employer? The answer is pretty simple and relates back to dating. Candidates hope that by “ghosting” a potential employer that the employer will “get the hint” that the candidate is no longer interested in the job opportunity. In doing this, the candidate avoids a tough face-to-face conversation to tell the employer he/she is no longer interested. 

The harsh reality is that our culture of busyness combined with technology allows us to avoid having tough conversations. I am not talking about the texts and emails that fall through the cracks, but rather when we look at our phone and flat out ignore answering or replying because we want to avoid communicating and giving bad news.  

Candidates are often afraid that providing any type of negative feedback to a potential employer might come back to bite them in the future and potentially harm their reputation as they look for other opportunities. It might seem easier to just keep quiet and hope that the potential employer stops reaching out.  However, the best option is to communicate and simply let the employer know that you are still actively interviewing and you have not made a final decision. It is important to understand that most employers have invested a lot of time, money, and effort to find candidates. If you have lost interest or decided to pull out of an opportunity, providing feedback in a constructive way to that employer can help tremendously as the employer continues to search for a doctor. 

So regardless of the reason you decide to decline a job offer, you need to be upfront and honest so that you don’t burn bridges and tarnish your reputation.  Providing a reason and being polite with potential employers will help them remember you positively, and, believe it or not, might help you in your future career moves. Below are some graceful ways you can politely decline a job offer: 

1) Choose a form of communication that makes you most comfortable when you break the news. If you feel you will become nervous and panicky on a phone call then a polished email would be a better option. However, it is often best when turning down a job offer to use the same method of communication, they used to extend it. 

2) When turning down a position it is imperative to be as appreciative and thankful as possible, so preface your rejection with appreciation and start with “thank you”. It is important to remember employers have invested a lot of time and energy into the interviewing process. Ex; “Thank you so much for this job offer and for the opportunity to get to know you and your team better.”  

3) It is important to be clear that you are not accepting the offer and why. Again, you want to do this in a gracious manner but be explicit on why you are passing on the opportunity. Ex; “However, I have to decline the opportunity.” 

4) Provide an honest, brief, and specific reason you are declining the offer. This is the part most candidates want to gloss over, but the employer deserves feedback on why you are not accepting the position. You don’t have to go into great detail but be prepared to provide a few key points, whether you are going with another opportunity, the practice culture wasn’t the right fit, the location wasn’t ideal, or if the pay was not where you needed it to be. You can soften the blow by providing a detail or two about what you liked about the practice. Ex; “I have decided to accept a position closer to my family in North Carolina.”

5) If the opportunity was a good one, offer to provide them a recommendation with other job seekers. This demonstrates that you care about them and their practice although it wasn’t right for you. 

6) Express your desire to stay connected, because you never know where your connections might lead to in the future; orthodontics is a small world. Ex; “Again, I truly enjoyed meeting you and your team and I look forward to staying in touch.”  

Deciding not to move forward with an opportunity or decline a job offer is never easy, but communicating politely and professionally will make you feel a lot better in the end. Ghosting a potential employer can potentially damage future relationships and hurt your reputation, so create a favorable image of yourself that leaves the door open for any future opportunities.

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Brownwood, Texas

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Brownwood, Texas. This opportunity offers a pathway for partnership for the right candidate.

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Brownwood, Texas. This opportunity offers a pathway for partnership for the right candidate. 

Set among the green rolling hills of “Hill Country,” you will find the captivating community of Brownwood where the residents are friendly, and the town offers a plethora of southern charm. Brownwood has picturesque parks to explore, golf courses to play, and a fascinating downtown with numerous options for shopping and dining and an abundance of history to discover. Many sportsmen flock to Brownwood as it is a top hunting destination during the fall and winter and select from numerous leases and guided trips.

Brownwood offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty to do. Many hike the trails along the shore of Lake Brownwood State Park – others enjoy swimming, bird watching, fishing, kayaking, and boating. Campers flock to Riverside Park, located just a few minutes from downtown, and offers many other outdoor activities to choose from.

After you have discovered Brownwood’s outdoor activities, you’ll definitely want to visit historic downtown Brownwood and take in its amazing barbecue restaurants. Although Brownwood is a delight for those who love the outdoors, the town itself is not to be overlooked – immerse yourself in history at the Brown County Museum of History, which resembles an ancient European castle. Then check out the exhibits and climb aboard the mini-train located in historic Brownwood’s depot.

Smile Doctors offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Guaranteed Daily Rate & Production Incentive
  • Full Medical Benefits
  • C.E. Allowance
  • Life Insurance (company paid)
  • Clinical Mentorship & Doctor Coaching
  • Exceptional Clinical Support Team

If you are interested in learning more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com or shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Midland / Odessa, Texas Region

 busy, multi-location orthodontic practice, focused on the highest quality of orthodontic care located in the Greater Midland / Odessa, Texas area is looking to add an associate to their team.

A busy, multi-location orthodontic practice, focused on the highest quality of orthodontic care located in the Greater Midland / Odessa, Texas area is looking to add an associate to their team.

A recent study named Midland & Odessa two of the best places in the country for living the American Dream. The financial advisers at SmartAsset ranked the best cities in America for people chasing the American Dream – out of the 257 largest cities in America, Odessa came in second, and Midland was third in the SmartAsset study. Odessa led the country in economic mobility rate and Midland was second. Midland also boasted one of the best unemployment rates. Young professionals are flocking to these areas in large numbers. Many are coming to take advantage of the many career opportunities being offered. The average household income in the U.S. is $53,482, and Midland has an above household income average of $67,144. Because of this young people of moving to the area and businesses are growing rapidly.

Join a busy, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly practice while enjoying the conveniences and excitement of a larger city, but with the charm and hospitality of a close-knit community. You and your family will be enriched by interesting people, amazing art, incredible food, and rich history. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please send your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com or shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Needed in North Carolina

An orthodontic practice is looking for a full-time associate to join their team in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

Fayetteville is most famous for its military establishments of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. The city has a large population and is one of the largest in North Carolina. The city’s beauty cannot be understated as it lies on the Cape Fear River in the Sandhills region. Fayetteville reveals itself as a beautiful city and has received credit nationally for having some of the best hiking trails in the nation. In addition, the area has easy access to lakes, beaches, and mountains.

The city contains many historic landmarks and buildings that add to the city’s heritage. The downtown area has been revitalized and is now a modern hub of activity – complete with retail shops and dining establishments. Downtown is still seeing large amounts of growth, in part due to a new $40+ million baseball stadium that is home to the Class-A Advance baseball team, Fayetteville Woodpeckers.

Fayetteville is credited with being one of the safest cities to live in. The low crime rate can be attributed to having two military bases in the city. This also contributes to Fayetteville having excellent school options and is one of the largest school systems in the United States. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an orthodontist in a welcoming community filled with southern charm. If you are interested in learning more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com and shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Southern Illinois

A well-established orthodontic practice located in Southern Illinois is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontist to join their team.

A well-established orthodontic practice located in Southern Illinois is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontist to join their team. This position has full health care benefits, 401k, very competitive compensation, and possible future equity for the right candidate.

Southern Illinois plays a key role, as the region enjoys record-setting industrial real estate activity. The area has a solid industrial foundation as home to operations for U.S. Steel, Olin Brass, and many others. In the past few years, the region has emerged as a prime location for successful distribution centers for household brands such as Dial, Hershey, Procter & Gamble, and Amazon now has a huge presence. There are a variety of factors driving the growth in this region with abundant, affordable land, and excellent infrastructure. Both Interstate 57 and 24 provide easy access, which attracts manufacturers and businesses.

Educational opportunities are strong thanks to Southern IllinoisMcKendree UniversityLindenwood University, and other community colleges. Collectively, these educational options ensure that Southern Illinois is home to a well-educated, highly trained, and skilled workforce. Thanks to the quality of the workforce major employers in the region have been able to find the talent they need to fill their opportunities. The region boasts numerous top-quality medical institutions as they have invested in new, state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities.

The average cost of living is significantly lower than in bigger metropolitan cities and the median home value in Southern Illinois is also attractive. High-quality housing options can be found in many communities, and homebuyers can get a lot of house for their money and take advantage of the affordable land. Never be bored as there are many things to do, such as, Shawnee National Forest, more than 50 wineries, many bike trails, multiple lakes, and great breweries and distilleries.

If you are interested in learning more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com and/or shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Greater St. Louis, Missouri Area

Orthodontic opportunity with an accomplished mentoring doctor is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area

An amazing orthodontic opportunity with an accomplished mentoring doctor is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area. This opportunity also has full health care benefits, 401k, very competitive compensation, and offers a pathway to partnership for the right candidate.

St. Louis is one of America’s most historic cities. The “Gateway to the West” is undergoing regeneration that is bringing new jobs and research facilities, revitalizing industrial land, and is attracting many tourists. Besides the big corporate firms located in the city, there are also thriving startups and small and medium-sized businesses.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, St. Louis ranks among the Best Places to Live in the United States. While St. Louis has stunning historical homes, first-class schools, and a packed event calendar that you might expect of a big city – it doesn’t come with the price tag of moving to other large cities. On top of its affordability, St. Louis has been named the United States’ Best City for Millennials. The metropolis offers growing tech, education, and healthcare industries. Whether one is seeking a downtown vibe or the cozy suburbs, the city offers neighborhoods with unique personalities.

There are many options for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Acres of urban parks give residents a daily outlet for walking, jogging, and cycling. There are countless hiking trails and greenways all accessible within an hour’s drive from downtown. St. Louis has also been called the best sports town in America!

The ideal candidate will have an Illinois license. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com and shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Practice for Sale: Eastern Nebraska

A private, well-established orthodontic practice located in Eastern Nebraska is currently for sale.

A private, well-established orthodontic practice located in Eastern Nebraska is currently for sale.

Look no further than Billionaire Warren Buffett for a reason why the Cornhusker State is a great place to reside. If it’s good enough for him, it is definitely a great place to live, work and raise a family. Nebraska has a plethora of outdoor attractions and charming small towns. There are many Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state as the economy is strong in banking, insurance, transportation, and also home to the Offutt Air Force Base. Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and is annually rated as one of the friendliest cities to live in.

Located in the middle of America where the Midwest meets the Great Plains, Nebraska provides a beautiful setting for residents and visitors. Saturdays in the Fall are special, as many locals take in a University of Nebraska Cornhusker football game. There are many locations to go hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, boating, and windsurfing. Whether you’re a history buff, car enthusiast, nature lover, foodie, or a lover of the odd & obscure, there’s an attraction for everyone in the Midwest state.

If you are looking to own a practice in a community that is annually rated as a top place to live, this opportunity is for you. To learn more about this practice opportunity please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com and shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Practice for Sale: Southern Virginia

A private, multi-location practice located in Southern Virginia is for sale

A private, multi-location practice located in Southern Virginia is for sale.

Southern Virginia is dotted with lively American Main Street communities, Revolutionary history, Civil War battlefields, and Civil Rights heritage. The region is home to many stunning scenic byways and country roads that will lead through beautiful state parks and attractions. If you enjoy motorsports, Southern Virginia’s raceways will keep your heart racing – there’s no wonder it’s called Virginia’s Racing Region. It’s home to six speedways and raceways, there’s plenty of NASCAR, motorsport, track racing, and racing tradition.

The outdoors and waterways of Southern Virginia are vast with an abundance of hiking, biking, boating, hunting, and fishing opportunities. With miles of shoreline to enjoy, scenic byways, and lush countryside to meander through, opportunities for outdoor recreation and water sports abound. The quaint historic communities offer shopping, antiques, and both homestyle and eclectic dining. Southern Virginia is home to three world-class resorts – Primland ResortVirginia International Raceway, and Berry Hill Resort. Southern Virginia is an easy drive to enjoy professional sports played by the Carolina Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes or collegiate teams like Virginia Tech, UVA, UNC, and Duke.  

If you are interested in learning more about this outstanding practice opportunity, please send your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com and shane@bentsoncopple.com.

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