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 Practice For Sale: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

RTP.BlogAn orthodontic practice located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park is for sale.

Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the United States making it a national leader in medical research and health care. This area is able to offer opportunities to businesses and newcomers in a variety of fields and provides the culture, the restaurants, and the industry. The RTP community which is made up of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, is friendly and welcoming, not to mention has a lower cost of living. The central location is less than 20 miles from three major universities; Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina giving residents ample opportunity to catch a college game.

This is a great opportunity to purchase a practice in an area that is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the U.S. to live, work, and retire. Ideal candidate is available by fall 2019 and eligible for North Carolina licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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.

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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: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Blog TemplateLas Vegas has a reputation as being the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. However, just beyond the Strip, residents enjoy quaint suburban communities, world-class restaurants, and beautiful parks all away from the glare of neon lights. Cultural institutions like the Smith Center for the Performing Arts and numerous museums offer quiet retreats from the busy strip, while nearby state and national parks including Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and Valley of Fire State Park offer residents ample opportunities to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.

One major perk of living in Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada as a whole is that residents don’t pay state income tax. Nevada is one of only seven states in the U.S. with no personal income tax.  Here are some other reason’s residents love living in Las Vegas;

  • Las Vegas Is Growing (Nevada was the fastest growing state in the nation in 2018)
  • Tourists Help With the Taxes
  • Cost Of Living
  • Las Vegas is becoming a Sports Mecca (Professional Hockey, Basketball, UFC, Boxing, with Pro Football coming soon)
  • Great Residential Neighborhoods & Suburbs

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: Northern, Virginia

Northern VA_BlogAn established private orthodontic practice located in Northern Virginia is for sale.

The practice located in the Shenandoah Valley is one of the fastest growing communities in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. The area is popular for residents who can accommodate a long commute to the D.C. area, but have the desire to live a smaller community. The area’s accolades include ranking #17 on Sperling’s “Best Emerging Places to Live” and #11 on Forbes “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” in 2018. The area has a strong and diverse economic base with well-recognized employers including; HP Hood, Kraft Foods, M&H Plastics, Navy Federal Credit Union, Rubbermaid, Miller Milling, McKesson, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. State officials project the county’s population will increase by 30.6% while its employment growth is expected to increase by 25.2%, indicating that this is a great community for an orthodontic practice!

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

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

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville, TN

A growing practice dedicated to creating beautiful smiles is seeking an orthodontic associate to join their team in Maryville, Tennessee.

Maryville is located between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city.  Maryville, situated in Blount County, is ranked as one of the top ten cities to live in the state of Tennessee. Blount County’s school systems have received the State Department of Education’s Governor’s A+ Award for community commitment to excellence in education, with Maryville and Alcoa City School Systems typically ranked #1 within the state. Blount County residents enjoy a high quality of life due to the many outdoor amenities it has to offer residents including waterways, national parks, an abundance of outdoor sporting events and community festivals. Located just 30 minutes south of Knoxville, Maryville provides a small town feel with ‘big city’ amenities.   Blount County continues to experience tremendous growth in jobs, housing, and opportunity.

If you are looking for a place to grow yourself and your family, offers an active outdoor lifestyle with the Great Smokey Mountains in your backyard, and a fabulous community then this is the one for you!  The ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Tennessee licensure. To learn more about this 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: Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Arizona

Phoenix BlogA one-of-a-kind, private orthodontic practice located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, is seeking a full-time associate to join their passionate team! This practice desires an associate that is motivated about practicing orthodontics in an environment that offers patients both exceptional clinical care and an engaging patient experience.

The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is often referred to as the Valley of the Sun and is the 11th largest metropolitan area in the nation by population. It is also one of the fastest growing areas and ranks 5th in the nation in economic growth. Residents experience a high quality of life with great communities and good school systems for your family along with dependable sunshine and warm temperatures making outdoor activities a way of life. Residents also enjoy a lively downtown community that is full of life! A sports lovers paradise, Phoenix is one of the few U.S. cities with franchises in all four major professional sports leagues: Phoenix Suns, (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), and Arizona Coyotes (NHL).

If you are interested in joining a practice in which the doctor was voted “Best Orthodontist” from AZ Foothills Magazine 3 years in a row, this opportunity is for you. The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for Arizona 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.