As an Orthodontic Resident, When Should I Begin Searching for a Practice Opportunity?

As an orthodontic resident, when should I begin searching for a practice opportunity?By: Mandy King
Client Support Associate

As a liaison for residents seeking orthodontic opportunities, my job is to provide you with support during the recruitment process with our placement services. In doing so, I am able to share insight about crafting an “About Me” letter, preparing a curriculum vitae, and answer any questions you might have, including ‘when should I start looking for an opportunity?’

You should begin to determine in which state and city or town you wish to practice after the first six months of your residency. If you wait until your last year to start the process of identifying the area in which you wish to live, you are taking a gamble on finding an opportunity. Some of you are pretty open to different areas, which is great because this will give you more opportunities. A good rule of thumb is, beginning when you are one year out from graduation, you should dedicate two hours per week to your job search depending on your geographical preferences.

If you are considering buying-in or purchasing a practice, you need to start preparing early. Be on the lookout a year or two in advance for practices for sale in the areas where you hope to purchase. Speak with a lender to determine financial goals you may need to meet in order to be extended a loan.

Do not hesitate to inquire about opportunities that interest you or to ask questions you may have about current market trends. You never know when the “right” one will present itself.

Each month our team sends out the Bentson Copple InSight e-newsletter which includes a list of available practice opportunities. If you are not receiving the InSight and would like to stay up-to-date with current orthodontic career opportunities, please click here and sign up.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Slidell, Louisiana

Slidell.BlogAn orthodontic practice is looking for an associate in Slidell, Louisiana.

Slidell is located on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish. Slidell is in close proximity to New Orleans and Baton Rouge which has made the area one of the fastest growing metropolitan suburbs in Louisiana. This quiet, friendly community is filled with great dining, plenty of shopping, and live entertainment throughout Olde Towne. Residents enjoy the festivals that are held there and the many parks Slidell has to offer.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an associate orthodontist to join a high quality orthodontic practice. The ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Louisiana state licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit.BlogAn orthodontic group practice located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri is seeking an orthodontic associate.

Lee’s Summit is a suburb of Kansas City which offers easy access for sports enthusiast to teams like the Royals and Chiefs. Lee’s Summit is known as a family-friendly community, having award-winning educational opportunities, and top-notch health care. The city prides itself on having many recreational activities, from lakes to parks, and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. There is a balance we all seek between family and work, and Lee’s Summit provides a much sought after quality of life.

This is a great opportunity for an associate to join an orthodontic practice that offers a very competitive employment package. Ideal candidate is available by summer 2019. To learn more about this practice opportunity please send your CV and letter of interest to Shannon Patterson via email at shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulport, BlogA group practice in Gulfport, Mississippi is seeking an orthodontic associate.

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi and located 65 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. This metropolitan area offer residents a suburban feel in an active beach community. Many young families live in Gulfport and it ranks as one of best places for young professionals. Harbor Square Park is frequented by town residents as this is a great recreational spot. The fresh Gulf seafood will make your mouth water and the nightlife is hopping.

This is a multi-year employment opportunity and offers a very competitive employment package. Ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Mississippi state licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Champaign, Illinois

Champaign.blogAn orthodontic practice with multiple locations is seeking a full-time associate in Champaign, Illinois.

This opportunity is located in Central Illinois just two hours south of Chicago. The area is part of “Silicon Prairie” and home to multiple high technology industries. Champaign offers its residents affordable housing, good schools, and an excellent health care system. Amazing local parks, youth sports programs and miles of walking and biking opportunities make this a great place for families and individuals to have fun and stay healthy. Area lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, canoeing, camping and nature park areas for hiking all add to the fun.

The ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Illinois licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Barbados

Barbados_BlogAn established orthodontic practice on the island of Barbados is for sale.

Barbados is one of the most developed and popular islands in the Caribbean. It is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. Barbadians are crazy for afternoon tea, cricket (which is also their national sport), golfing and scuba diving. The island has many while sandy beaches and botanical gardens to enjoy. While Barbados is full of great beauty, the diversity and friendliness of the people are the best asset. Ranking third in the world, Barbados has a literacy rate of 99.7%. With so many great things to do, see, and experience, many have chosen to live, stay, work, and have fun in this island paradise.

To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Join Us at the 2019 AAO Annual Session

AAO 2019 Resident & Young Doctor

The Bentson Copple & Associates’ team will be attending the upcoming AAO Annual Session (May 3-7) in Los Angeles, CA and involved in many resident and younger doctor events. The Annual Session offers many educational lectures, career networking, and other opportunities. Listed below are a few events our team will be participating in.

2019 Practice Transition Seminar
Friday, May 3 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Information & Tickets
The highly-anticipated all-day Practice Transition Seminar is a tool to aid orthodontists during the challenging time of a career transition. The seminar brings together experts to share insights for orthodontists that are preparing for a future transition. Shannon Patterson and Chris Bentson will be speaking on arrangement options for associates, partners, and group practices. In addition, they will be participating in an interactive panel discussion focused on career opportunities and emerging practice trends. The event will end with a networking reception.

Practice Trends & Profit Model Lecture
Saturday, May 4 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
There is so much changing in dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics. In this lecture, Chris Bentson will discuss the new orthodontic profit model, consumer demographics, and explore today’s rapidly changing market trends effecting orthodontic practices. This 1-hour, AAO Annual Session-sponsored lecture will be held in Room #502 – Level 2.

Orthodontic Career Fair
Sunday, May 5 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Information & Directions
Our team will be a part of the annual Orthodontic Career Fair, held at JW Marriott Los Angeles Diamond Ballroom. The event offers the opportunity to engage face-to-face with employer representatives and discuss possible opportunities. The event will feature many companies and practices with available opportunities, such as associate positions, equity-minded associate opportunities, and practices for sale. This is a free event and is open to all to attend.

Exhibit Floor
We invite all doctors to stop by the Bentson Copple & Associates Booth (#947) any time during the Annual Session. Our team will be happy to discuss plans for a potential practice valuation/appraisal, a practice transition or any other change of orthodontic ownership. Residents and job seekers can also learn more about our placement services and variable career opportunities.

2019 Orthodontic Resident-Only Bracket Challenge Winner

BC&A Basketball MadnessThe games are over and the Virginia Cavaliers have been crowned the 2019 NCAA Champions – a first for the team. Sadly, no one was able to fill out a perfect bracket, thanks to the usual upsets and surprises on the court.

Congratulations to Dr. Brad Herman from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry’s Orthodontics Program, who had the highest score in our Orthodontic Resident-Only Bracket Challenge! While not a perfect bracket, Brad did pick Virginia to go all the way. Unfortunately, he went with Gonzaga as their championship opponent. For completing the winning bracket, Dr. Herman takes home a $250 Amazon.com gift card and complimentary Buyer Representation/Valuation Review Services (a $6,250 value)!

Our runner-up, who was only four points behind the winner, was Dr. Daniel Camacho from Seton Hill University. Dr. Camacho also won a $250 Amazon.com gift card.

Thanks to everyone who participated. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s bracket!

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport BlogA multi-location practice located in Shreveport, Louisiana is seeking a full-time associate to join their smile team.

The community parishes that comprise the area offer its residents wonderful cultural attractions, year-round festivals, and an array of outdoor activities. On the city’s beautiful downtown riverfront, you can find the Shreveport Aquarium, which is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2017 marking a new era in the ongoing revitalization. Living in Shreveport offers residents a suburban feel and is a great place for business, scoring a spot on CNN Money’s List of America’s Best Places to Find a Job. Located on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport is also the commercial and industrial center for a three-state region (known as the Ark-La-Tex).

If you are interested in providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly community, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com. Ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Louisiana licensure.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Central, Maine

Central Maine BlogA state-of-the-art, private orthodontic practice with two locations in Central, Maine is for sale.

Maine is annually ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest states in America. Just minutes from the coast and 1-2 hours from the state’s highest peaks, this community is positioned as a perfect home base. The Maine Highlands region is close by and home to more than 200 waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, lakes, excellent hunting, and some of the very best skiing and snowmobiling in the east! Charming boutiques, the finest craft beer, and creating your own culinary delights await you. Each year individuals and families relocate to Maine for the benefits of the state’s safe towns, good schools, welcoming communities, and recreational opportunities.

If you are looking to own a practice in a community that is centrally positioned in Maine, this opportunity is for you. The ideal candidate is available by spring 2019 and eligible for Maine Licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

Click here to view additional practice opportunities available from Bentson Copple & Associates.