Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Galax & Wytheville, Virginia

A private orthodontic practice with locations in Galax and Wytheville, Virginia is seeking an associate to join their amazing team.

A private orthodontic practice with locations in Galax and Wytheville, Virginia is seeking an associate to join their amazing team. 

The Blue Ridge Highland area is one of the most attractive regions of Virginia – located between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Allegheny Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail roll across the mountains, which are home to scenic rivers, streams, and lakes. It’s sometimes referred to as the Birthplace of Country music and the old-time mountain music can be heard regularly along Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. There are unique and unforgettable experiences at many wineries and craft breweries that can be found in the many small towns and mountain slopes. 

Wythe County is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Locals and visitors enjoy hiking on the numerous mountain trails that provide opportunities to see breathtaking forests and foliage in many relatively untouched areas. A variety of recreational activities await from hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding – all within a convenient distance to numerous restaurants, motels, campgrounds, and attractions!

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: Chattanooga, Tennessee

A well-established, two-location orthodontic practice located in the Southeastern Region of Tennessee is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontist to join their team.

A well-established, two-location orthodontic practice located in the Southeastern Region of Tennessee is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontist to join their team. The position has full health care benefits, 401k, very competitive compensation, and future equity position. 

The Southeastern Tennessee region offers a lifestyle that appeals to both young professionals and families. The region offers a lower cost of living, abundant career opportunities, ease of getting around, and NO STATE INCOME TAXES. The area encompasses southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and northeast Alabama – which all checks the top quality of life boxes. The Tennessee River meanders through the heart of the region, and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains offer opportunities to fish, paddle, hike, climb, and hang glide.

Travel publisher, Frommer’s tagged Chattanooga’s public as the best public markets in the United States. In addition, Livability.com named the Chattanooga region in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2019, in part because of its affordability, especially the housing cost.  The region’s energy and promise have caught the eye of many developers who have come in and developed numerous parks, community villages, workout facilities, new restaurants, and breweries.  

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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Words of Wisdom: Takeaway From Our Recent Resident-Only Webinar

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

Our first “Residents-Only Live Webinar” was a huge hit! We interviewed Dr. Nic Bisig and he provided exceptional insight and guidance to attendees regarding associate opportunities. He explained the different types of practices/models, income expectations, production-based incentives, digital platforms, and most importantly how to engage with a team to ensure your success. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend, we hope you will be able to join us next month. We wanted to share Dr. Bisig’s final thoughts and career advice from the webinar with young doctors as they are job searching as we feel it is spot-on for a successful orthodontic career!

Dr. Nic Bisig’s Words of Wisdom

1. Find a mentor if possible. One that is a strong clinician and one that is a leader. It doesn’t always have to be an orthodontist.

2. You don’t need to be a trailblazer. Come in with ideas, but be prepared to practice similar to your employer.

3. Focus on your craft! Learn to get consistently great finishes. The first five years out of residency is still a residency. Trust me when I say “you can barely do anything when you graduate”. The first five years post of residency will determine if you will be a great clinician or an average/subaverage clinician.

4. Be humble. No one cares you’re a doctor except your parents. Be nice to everyone around you.

5. Serve everyone around you. Your patients and your team are always above you. Remember “you eat last” make sure everyone on your team is taken care of before you serve yourself.

6. Pick your leadership style because not being a leader is NOT an option. I chose to be a servant leader/coach based on my personality type and past experience with sports. Use every snap/rep/clincheck/appt to be a learning opportunity for you and that team member. Team members want to do a good job, and they need clarity to do a good job. Don’t be afraid to tell them why you want something done and make sure they understand and move on.

7. BUILD UP EVERY PERSON ON YOUR TEAM. One of the biggest things I’ve learned since being out is the more you raise everyone around you, the easier your day will be. I believe in having seven “mini orthodontists” in the clinic with me at all times. It’s a little harder to work with me, because I insist that our team members understand everything that is happening clinically and why we do it that way.

8. Constantly praise your team! Praise them in each appt, each morning, and each interaction with a patient. Remember that you are only one person and the brand of the practice you are in is more than just the doctor. Team members spend more time with patients than you.

We hope you will join us for the next “Residents-Only Live Webinar” with our special guest attorney, Dan Sroka, in June. Dan will discuss associate contracts and what you need to know before signing one. We will limit this live event to 100 attendees so be sure to mark your calendar. Registration details will be coming soon, so watch your email! This is will be a “live” event, so if you register, we ask that you attend and if you are unable to attend that you let us know so we can offer the spot to another attendee.

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Southern Wisconsin

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

A well-established orthodontic practice located in Southern Wisconsin is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontist to join their team. The position has full health care benefits, 401k, very competitive compensation, and future equity position.

With shores on both Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and a border with the Mississippi River to the west, Wisconsin is a Midwestern gem. Three Wisconsin cities appeared on the 2019 Top 100 Places to Live list and numerous others have rated highly on livability.com lists. Wisconsin is home to Miller Brewing, Harley-Davidson, Kohl’s, Northwestern Mutual, and a wealth of other corporations which offer plenty of job opportunities in numerous fields.

One will never be bored in Southern Wisconsin as there is always something to do. In the summer locals and visitors attend Milwaukee’s Summerfest, the largest 10-day music festival in the world, or head to Brewer Park to enjoy a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. Wisconsin is crazy about football in the fall, thanks to the popular Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin offers much more than just beer and brats. The state has access to an abundance of fresh food from produce and dairy to fish, cows, and pigs – which has led to many great, new restaurants and exciting cuisine options. 

With 47 state parks, 13 state forests, 76 state wildlife areas, 84,000 river miles, and 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With so much access to water and bordering on two of the Great Lakes, Wisconsin is at the forefront of freshwater technology. In fact, Wisconsin has gone all-in on becoming the freshwater capital. 

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: Columbus, Ohio

Join an incredible team of colleagues as a a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Columbus, Ohio.

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Columbus, Ohio. 

Join an incredible team of colleagues dedicated to changing lives in an enjoyable and rewarding work environment. The success of Smile Doctors practices has been the result of their commitment to providing quality orthodontic care while building positive relationships with their patients and the communities in which they serve. 

Columbus is known as one of the best places to live in the Midwest. U.S. News officially ranked Columbus the #1 Best Place to Live in Ohio and the city has ranked high in the Best Places to Live in the U.S. and Best Places to Retire. Columbus offers residents an affordable cost of living, endless outdoor activities, amazing food, and friendly neighborhoods. It is also known for its unbridled passion for college football – home to the Ohio State Buckeyes

The city offers unique experiences for residents thanks to its cool and distinctive neighborhoods. The Short North Arts District offers some of the best art galleries and public art displays in the city, as well as great food at independently-owned restaurants. Many restored old homes and quaint shops are located in the locally beloved German Village. For sports fans, the Arena District is home to multiple music and sports venues, dozens of restaurants, and sports bars.

Smile Doctors offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Guaranteed Daily Rate & Production Incentives 
  • Student Loan Reimbursement 
  • Relocation Bonus 
  • Full Medical Benefits 
  • CE Allowance 
  • Life Insurance (company paid) 
  • PTO & Paid Holidays 
  • Clinical Mentorship & Doctor Coaching 
  • Exceptional Clinical Support Team 

Smile Doctors Mission:

Our mission is to brighten futures through authentic smiles within our communities. We love people first, straighten teeth second.  At Smile Doctors, we see people as people and embrace authentic smiles. Our people-first culture creates a fun-loving contagious environment with positive interactions that inspire team members and patients to uplift themselves and others within the communities we serve.

To learn more about this 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: Gulfport, Mississippi

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Join an amazing team of colleagues dedicated to changing lives in an enjoyable and rewarding work environment. The success of Smile Doctors practices has been the result of their commitment to providing quality orthodontic care while building positive relationships with their patients and the communities in which they serve.

Smile Doctors offers a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Guaranteed Daily Rate & Production Incentives
  • Student Loan Reimbursement
  • Relocation Bonus
  • Full Medical Benefits
  • CE Allowance
  • Life Insurance (company paid)
  • PTO & Paid Holidays
  • Clinical Mentorship & Doctor Coaching
  • Exceptional Clinical Support Team

Smile Doctors Mission:

Our mission is to brighten futures through authentic smiles within our communities. We love people first, straighten teeth second. At Smile Doctors, we see people as people and embrace authentic smiles. Our people-first culture creates a fun-loving contagious environment with positive interactions that inspire team members and patients to uplift themselves and others within the communities we serve. 

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

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

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Bowling Green, Kentucky

A fantastic orthodontic practice in Bowling Green, KY is seeking a full-time associate orthodontist.

A fantastic orthodontic practice in Bowling Green, KY is seeking a full-time associate. 

Bowling Green is the third-largest and fastest-growing city in Kentucky. Livability selected Bowling Green as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States. It was also named the Best Place to Live in Kentucky by Time.com. Bowling Green is incredibly diverse and welcoming and since the 2010 Census has had a population increase of 14%. Bowling Green, KY is also home to the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University. Western Kentucky University is home to many nationally recognized academic programs with more than 21,000 students enrolled.

The diversity of the city offers a vibrant environment along with a low cost of living that is attractive to young professionals and families. The area is popular for businesses as it is centrally located on I-65 and is only 60 miles from Nashville. It is also close to other larger cities such as Evansville, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Bowling Green is bustling with a diverse economy, award-winning schools, affordable housing, and big-city amenities.   

Most notably, Bowling Green is home to Corvette – every Corvette since 1981 has been built here. Local and visitors from around the world flock to the National Corvette Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, where guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at an American Classic. For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, enjoy one of Kentucky’s Natural Wonder, the Lost River Cave. Take a boat into an underground labyrinth and experience a journey into history.

This orthodontic associate position includes the following benefits: 

  • Very competitive compensation package
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance/Supplemental Benefits
  • Doctor Coaching and Clinical Mentorship

If you are interested in learning more about this orthodontic career 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: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

This is a fantastic career opportunity for an orthodontist seeking to become engaged in the local community and change lives.

A growing orthodontic practice is looking for a full-time associate to join their team in Nash County, North Carolina.

Nash County brings the all perks of small-town living all the while providing easy access to nearby cities and beaches. Situated just off of I-95 and Hwy 64, Nash County is a quick drive to everything North Carolina has to offer, from the crystal waters off the coast to the scenic peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only that, but the area is a halfway point between New York and Florida. Locals enjoy day trips to both the beach and to the mountains.

Nash County is less than an hour’s drive to Raleigh and in some parts of the county, you can get to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in less than 30 minutes. Its excellent geographic location and has helped the population growth and the community thrive. Residents can enjoy what is locally offered, but can easily travel to Raleigh or many other places in the state. Location and affordability are two key factors contributing to Nash County’s excellent quality of life, but they’re far from the only highlights. Major companies such as Cummins, Cheesecake Factory, and Pfizer provide an active growing job market.

From Stonewall Manor to its Civil War reenactments, there’s a lot of rich history to appreciate. Its charming small towns offer an interesting blend of recreational opportunities, sports events, plus arts and cultural experiences. The entertainment and local business scene in Nash County has recently undergone a kind of renaissance. With recent openings of Rocky Mount Mills which offers a handful of new dining and shopping options in one convenient location and also hosts events that bring out the whole community. Residents enjoy a packed social calendar filled with annual events, such as the highly-anticipated Eastern Carolina Barbeque Throwdown which includes music, crafts, and dancing – an unforgettable BBQ competition.

This is a fantastic career opportunity for an orthodontist seeking to become engaged in the local community and change lives. The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be late 2022. 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: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

A growing orthodontic practice is seeking a full-time associate to join their team in Halifax County, North Carolina.

A growing orthodontic practice is seeking a full-time associate to join their team in Halifax County, North Carolina.

Halifax County is located in northeastern North Carolina and is often called the state’s “cradle of history”, as it is the birthplace of the “Halifax Resolves”, a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. The area offers a historical step back into time with its roots deep in American history and culture.

Halifax County offers beautiful lakes, theaters, antique shops, museums, golf courses, and much more. It has all the natural qualities and amenities that make it a great place to live and work. From Lake Gaston to Medoc Mountain State Park, its natural landscape provides a wealth of recreational activities. It is home to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered waterfowl and over 2,500 birds from around the world. The county is also home to some of the nation’s best-preserved early 18th-century engineering at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail – it’s the state’s longest museum with a 35-foot single-arch aqueduct and over seven miles of trails to explore.

The county is a great place for business and business competitiveness. It offers easy access to all forms of transportation – interstate highways, airports, railways, and NC and VA shipping ports, making it a mobile community for locals, visitors, and businesses. Being halfway between New York and Florida, manufacturers and distributors can ship their products to over half of the US population in a one-day drive. The region is also less than 90 minutes from three international airports.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an orthodontist in a welcoming community, filled with southern charm, rich history, and mouthwatering dining options. 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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What Will the 2020 Census Reveal About America?

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

The new census data will show us that our nation is experiencing stagnate growth, with an aging population and a declining birth rate. With fewer births, more deaths, and uneven immigration the 2010-20 decade was the smallest decade of growth in U.S. history including the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Let’s look at what factors have contributed to the slow growth rate in the U.S. population.

Declining Fertility Rates and More Deaths
Unfortunately, the past decade reveals a nation with unprecedented growth stagnation and a steep decline in the under-18 population. As our nation continues to age and baby boomers reach retirement, the gap between births and deaths narrowed with the number of births outnumbering deaths nationwide by fewer than 1 million for the first time in decades. Between 2010 and 2019, our millennial generation aged into adulthood resulting in an astonishing decline in our under-18 population, and the census projections indicate that our 65-and-over population will have a higher growth rate than our youth in the next decade. If any of you have listened to my lectures in the past you have heard me reference this as the “graying of America.” The newly released data shows that thirty states saw decade-wide population losses in their youth led by California which lost over 400,000. However, Texas gained more than 500,000 young people. We also saw four states Vermont, Maine, West Virginia, and New Hampshire have more deaths than births last year.

Immigration
Our population growth not only comes from natural births but also from foreign immigration. The estimated number of people moving to the U.S. annually from other parts of the world has steadily declined in the last four years. In 2016, the final year of the Obama administration an estimated 1,046,709 people moved to the United States from abroad. In 2019 that number fell to 595,000 due to the federal restrictions during the Trump administration.

Our states also experience population growth and loss by “domestic immigration” or “out-migration” this is when residents move from one state to another. In the past decade, the Northeast lost 2.5 million residents who moved to other regions in the U.S., led by the state of New York which lost over 1.3 million residents over the past nine years. The second-largest exodus of residents due to out-migration is the Midwest, with over 1.6 million people relocating to other states. Of those 1.6 million, over 865,000 residents left the state of Illinois. California ranked third in out-migration losing over 912,000 residents but gained over 1 million foreign immigrates from abroad. Why did these states (California, New York, and Illinois) experience the biggest domestic out-migration shift in the nation? Demographers suggest that we saw this population shift due to the states’ high tax structure and unaffordable housing. Many of these residents relocated to other parts of the country that offered a better economy with lower taxes and affordable homes.

On the flip side, other states benefited greatly as residents crossed state lines. Texas takes the top spot gaining over 1.1 million domestically and another 818,000 coming from abroad since 2010. The state of Florida also saw tremendous growth with 1.2 million residents moving in from other states. Five other states grew by 15% including Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona. The data also shows that Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Dakota grew by 10%. States that experienced moderate growth included Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, and Massachusetts – the only New England state to benefit from out-migration. Four states including West Virginia, Illinois, Connecticut, and Vermont showed absolute population losses over the decade. The state of West Virginia exhibited population losses for seven years in a row, while Illinois and Connecticut did so for six years, and New York for four years.

What Do These Demographic Trends and New Data Show Us?
It certainly indicates that we have an aging workforce. Perhaps more impactful is the shifts in state populations that will likely have consequences when the U.S. congressional districts reappoint seats based on the new census data. After all, the constitutionally mandated purpose of the decennial census is to apportion members of the U.S. House of representatives in each state based on population. Right now, the projected redistribution of our population indicates that Texas could gain three seats and Florida could gain two. Five other states could gain one congressional seat including Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Montana, and both Carolinas. A whopping ten states are projected to lose a seat including; Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Alabama, and most notably California which could lose a congressional seat for the first time in history.

It also indicates that, over the next decade, the two factors that contributed to our nation’s slow growth rate – low birth rates and increased deaths – will continue as the population ages. As baby boomers continue to age into retirement our nation will depend on the youth populations to increase, which will most likely come from immigrants and their children. The census bureau projects that after 2030, immigration will account for more than half of our nation’s population growth. This means as we head into the next decade immigration is something, we should all pay attention to because it will be a vital contributor to our nation’s economic health. As our nation continues to age and our population growth stagnates, the 2020s will become a crucial period for all of us to understand the role of immigrants and how they fit into our society and workforce.

As an orthodontist, it is important to understand and pay attention to the changing patient population around your practice. For example, if your target market is based on adolescents watch the population shifts in your elementary and middle schools; if your target market is based on income and jobs in the area be aware of companies’ growth and/or relocation status; or if you experience a population boom from immigration understand those new resident’s ethnic background. As a practice owner understanding the population shifts and demographic character changes in your community is extremely beneficial if not crucial as it allows your practice to make adjustments in marketing for future patient acquisition.