Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Wichita, Kansas

An amazing, private orthodontic practice located in Wichita, Kansas, is seeking a full-time associate to join their passionate team.

An amazing, private orthodontic practice located in Wichita, Kansas, 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 an exceptional patient journey and a beautiful smile. 

Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, located in the heart of the Midwest along the Arkansas River, and offers a bustling metropolitan area for both young professionals and families. Wichita’s success and growth can be attributed to the cattle, grain, oil, and aviation industries. Thanks to Wichita being home to aircraft makers Cessna and Learjet, it has earned the nickname, “Air Capital of the World.” 

Wichita is a welcoming Midwest city that offers an affordable cost of living. It has been ranked multiple times in Top 10 lists as one of the best value destinations for travelers as well as an affordable place to raise a family. In 2018, Wichita made the Wallet Hub’s list of Best Cities to Live.  

Whether you enjoy monster truck shows, country music, theatre, opera, or ballet – you will find it in Wichita. The Sedgwick County Zoo is a great place for families to spend the day together. Kids can also enjoy the Exploration Place Children’s Science Museum. Wichita offers an active sports scene with minor league hockey and baseball. College sports are also a great way to spend the day, as the Wichita State University men’s basketball team is a force to be reckoned with come NCAA tourney time.  

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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Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Tulsa, Oklahoma

An orthodontic practice with two locations located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontic associate

An orthodontic practice with 2 locations located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontic associate to join their practice. This opportunity is offering a $25,000 sign-on bonus. 

Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma and was considered “Oil Capital of the World.”  Tulsa has its roots as an energy city, but is now home to a diverse workforce, a vibrant and historic downtown, and an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities. It is home to big city amenities like thriving arts programs, a diverse and growing business community, and a beautiful downtown – but Tulsa’s affordability makes it stand out from other metro cities. In 2017, Tulsa was named one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Cities according to Realtor.com. In addition, the city ranked number 10 on their list of the top housing markets of 2018.

Tulsa is a hidden gem within the Midwest filled with great people, great opportunities, and a great amount of history. There are magnificent mansions built by the oil economy and world-class examples of Art Deco architecture. It also has a flourishing nightlife in the Arts District complete with local breweries and a thriving music scene. You can also take in many fine art collections at the Phillbrook Museum of Art and the Gilcrease Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, some of the best lakes and nature preserves in the country are located only two hours away from the city.

Consider calling Tulsa home – it’s a great place to raise a family thanks to its low cost of living, wonderful school systems, and plenty of family-friendly activities. 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: Wooster, Ohio

Full-time orthodontic career opportunity in a a growing community in northeastern Ohio

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

Wooster is a growing community in northeastern Ohio and is a lively hub for innovation, business, and entertainment. Wooster was named one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns in 2017, and it continues to be one of Ohio’s most innovative and exciting communities to live, work, and play. It is centrally located and is a short drive to Cleveland, Columbus, Amish Country, and Pittsburgh.  

The downtown area has been revitalized the past few years and offers many restaurant choices and activities while still keeping a “small town” feel. When venturing to the North End of Wooster, residents find everything families need like grocery shopping, clothing stores, restaurants, and indoor activities ranging from mini-golf to ice-skating.

There are also awesome outdoor opportunities in the area, like Oak Hill Park where locals walk the trails and many bring their dogs. The park is also the city’s first official sledding hill. Wooster offers the outdoor enthusiast many options from hiking, hunting, to birdwatching. With 600 acres of parkland, two public pools, an urban bike trail network, festivals, events, and concerts – there are plenty of activities for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.

The family-friendly area offers excellent schools and is also a college town as it is the home to the College of Wooster. The Wooster City School District has received a Purple Star Award from the Ohio Department of Education – an award that recognizes school districts that are supportive of the community’s veterans and military families.

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. 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: Houston, Texas

If you are looking to practice orthodontics in a diverse city with lots of social activity, this opportunity is a perfect fit!

Seeking an area with a booming job market, low cost-of-living, and sunny weather year-round? Consider working in Houston as a full-time orthodontist. 

Voted one of the best cities in America to live in for 2020, Houston offers families and young professionals a great place to call home. It’s a great place to raise a family with a unique blend of Texas traditions and a more modern city lifestyle. There are many annual opportunities to celebrate Texas heritage and culture, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. There are numerous family-friendly activities to take advantage such as touring the NASA Space Center, visiting the Downtown Aquarium, exploring the Houston Zoo, and discovering the Children’s Museum Houston

Houston is a global hub with a diverse population from all over the world. Many industries and businesses are located in Houston – there are many industrial, construction, medical, refinery corporations. 

The streets are filled with bustling restaurants, food trucks, cafes, and much more. While Houston’s TexMex and BBQ options are legendary as their reputations suggest. Anthony Bourdain called Houston, “a wonderland of strange and diverse,” thanks to its 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and many American regions. In fact, the city was named the “newest capital of great food” by Food & Wine and the country’s most exciting food city by Tasting Table magazine.

The weather allows for outdoor activities all year – from hiking to fishing. The area is a mecca for culture offering everything from world-class museums and art galleries, to performing arts including the symphony, opera, and ballet. Locals enjoy sporting events from high school to college to professional, on the field or on the court, Houston is home to multiple sports teams.

If you are looking to practice in a diverse city with lots of social activity, this opportunity is a perfect fit! 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: Cumberland County, North Carolina

A private, well-established orthodontic practice located in Cumberland County, North Carolina is currently for sale.

A private, well-established orthodontic practice located in Cumberland County, North Carolina is currently for sale.

Cumberland County is a fast-growing, tight-knit community, located in the Sandhills region of southeastern NC offering many job opportunities, excellent schools, along with a great quality of life for both young professionals and families. Its proximity to the east coast lifeline, I-95, provides easy access to most of the Eastern Seaboard. One can drive to Raleigh in an hour and twenty minutes, Wilmington in two hours, and Charlotte in three hours.

Cumberland County is most famously known for being home to Fort Bragg, recognized as “Home of the Airborne and Special Operational Forces.” It is home to more military personnel than any other Army installation in the United States. Thanks to the base’s booming population, many industries have moved to Cumberland County making it a hub for commerce. Ft. Bragg is one of the area’s top employers and the backbone of the region’s economy.

The area offers many exciting things to do with friends and family. There is an active arts community which includes a professional symphony orchestra and an outstanding regional theater. The area offers many outdoor opportunities to include hiking, biking, and kayaking. There are great breweries, diverse dining options, and lots of family-friendly activities. You can stroll the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens or visit the Airborne and Special Ops Army Museum and be wowed by the North Carolina Veterans Park dog tag chandelier featuring 33,500 military tags dedicated to North Carolina veterans. Baseball is front and center with the Woodpeckers, an Astros minor league team, in the beautiful Segra Stadium located in downtown Fayetteville. Speaking of baseball, you can visit the spot where Babe Ruth hit his first home run, designated today by a historical marker. 

Live, work and play in a thriving community supportive of the military and extremely hospitable. To learn more about this outstanding 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: Algonquin/Hampshire, Illinois

Full-time orthodontic career opportunity in the Village of Algonquin and Village of Hampshire area

Smile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Algonquin/Hampshire, Illinois.

The village of Algonquin is conveniently located only a short distance from Chicago but offers a “small-town feel”. It is a dynamic, progressive community with beautiful neighborhoods and vibrant commercial districts. The area offers a family-friendly community with a welcoming atmosphere. Algonquin is a major center for shopping along with many unique restaurants. The Old Town Historic District is a chic lifestyle center with grocers and a variety of small businesses, steeped in history and diverse architecture. The redeveloped area sits on the Fox River and hosts events such as the summer concert series, festivals, art shows, and farmers markets. 

For those passionate about outdoor activities, the area won’t disappointed with many year-round activities. During the winter meet up with friends or family and snowboard and during the summer choose from many golf courses, lakes, and trails to explore. 

Locals take advantage of Algonquin’s close location to Chicago – only 45 miles northwest of the city. The community is served by the Metra commuter rail offering quick and convenient transportation into the city. Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States, and home to many unique attractions – including 552 parks, golf courses, shopping opportunities, horse racing, casinos, Lake Michigan, and the Navy Pier

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. 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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Bentson Copple & Associates Welcomes New Placement & Talent Acquisition Consultant

Bentson Copple & Associates New Placement & Talent Acquisition Consultant

Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC, the leading valuation, transition, career placement, and recruiting company for the orthodontic profession, is excited to announce the hire of Shane Burden as a Placement & Talent Acquisition Consultant.

Shane brings over 13 years of orthodontic and dental industry experience to the BCA team. He began his orthodontic career with Rocky Mountain Orthodontics (RMO), where he reached success at every role and rapidly excelled into a management position, leading a team throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region. After just a few years in his leadership role, he became the Manager of North America, leading the RMO aligner team. Shane also has developed lifetime friendships with many of the doctors he has met during his career. Shane graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Secondary Education and a minor in Business. 

Shane will be working very closing with Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR, the company’s current Director of Practice Opportunities, and one of the company’s partners. “To keep up with the increased demand for orthodontists seeking short-term and permanent career opportunities, we are excited to welcome Shane Burden into this role,” said Patterson. 

Shane’s role serves as a liaison between Bentson Copple & Associates and all orthodontic residents, doctors seeking career opportunities, and orthodontic residency programs located in the United States. Shane is tasked with developing lasting relationships with all orthodontic candidates by:

• Locating the best orthodontic career opportunities based on the doctor’s personal preferences and financial needs. 

• Providing guidance in developing overall career goals.

• Coordinating Lunch & Learn webinars for all orthodontic residency programs.

• Offering feedback and advice on personalized CVs and cover letters for candidate doctors.

• Becoming a long-term resource for all things orthodontic career-related. 

“He is an outstanding new addition to our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. Our company continues to grow to better serve the orthodontic community in all steps of their career – from seeking opportunities, to adding an associate or partner, to retiring,” says Chris Bentson.


About Bentson Copple & Associates:

Bentson Copple & Associates performs orthodontic practice valuations, provides recruiting services, and negotiates transactions with seekers & sellers. The company assists orthodontists nationwide during the pivotal points in their careers. Their career placement arm is unmatched as they place orthodontists in private practices & corporate entities. The company has extensive experience and knowledge of the orthodontic marketplace, having worked with thousands of clients. In addition, the company publishes the Bentson Copple reSource, a quarterly publication focused on the non-clinical aspects of operating a thriving orthodontic practice.

2020: A Year in Review

Though segments of the Wall Street economy thrived, this year has been a challenging year for much of the service side of the economy, and orthodontists were no exception. In most states, they were forced to shut down their offices for six to eight weeks. Residency programs sent students home and virtual classes and mee

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

The last twelve months have been interesting, to say the least, and, like many of you, I am looking forward to saying goodbye to 2020 and welcoming in a new year. We all grew tired of the words furlough, quarantine, closed, canceled, paused, postponed, re-start, PPE, PPP, and bounce-back as the entire planet was consumed by the pandemic, and life as we all knew it was altered, perhaps forever. While it has been an extremely challenging year, it has also taught us many lessons. The first and most important being how to adapt in times of change. 

Though segments of the Wall Street economy thrived, this year has been a challenging year for much of the service side of the economy, and orthodontists were no exception. In most states, they were forced to shut down their offices for six to eight weeks. Residency programs sent students home and virtual classes and meetings took over, while our pets at home were thrilled, it left many of us very concerned about the future of orthodontics. As we wrap up the end of 2020, this is what we have learned:

1. Most practices rebounded strongly even after shutting down for 6-8 weeks (and in some cases up to 12 weeks) during the pandemic. At first, we thought this was pent up demand accumulated during the shut-downs, but as the months have gone on we continue to see trends where practices have had continuous growth through year-end. In most cases, the June-December period of 2020 was up substantially compared to the June-December period of 2019.   

2. Practices quickly adapted and added virtual exams to stay connected to established patients. This technology allowed practices to decrease the distance between themselves and patients during a very challenging time. We feel strongly this is not going to disappear once social distancing is lifted. The pandemic has only accelerated a move toward teledentistry that was already taking hold; we expect it is here to stay.

3. We have seen multiple practices invest in software such as Dental Monitoring, Smile Snap, Rhinogram, and others which allow for patient interaction and case tracking often resulting in fewer patient appointments, a trend that patients are embracing.

4. Interestingly, practice overhead rates are down in most practices this year by 5-10%.  There are several reasons for this, but perhaps the biggest is the tightening of our collective belts which resulted in better management of our expenses than before the pandemic.

5. Job seekers saw a big shift to a remote interview process with virtual interviews versus on-site interviews. We feel this has enhanced the interview process for both parties allowing more time to get to know one another during the interview process. I would encourage all of you to embrace this trend and take advantage of this technology as part of your due diligence process. 

6. Although some associate salaries took a dip early on during the pandemic, we are now seeing many of those associates hit year-end, new-patient start goals attached to their production incentive bonuses. We would say the orthodontic specialty is enjoying full employment again.

7. The job market is still very strong for new doctors with both private practices and DSOs hiring and offering competitive compensation packages. If you are looking to make a change in your career, now is a good time to investigate potential opportunities. 

8. We’re all in this together, it was amazing how many webinars and online events took place in our industry to help one another and share ideas on how to pull through the pandemic. We believe this will continue and suggest you take full advantage of learning from others and sharing insight and ideas. This idea of “we’re better together” is one of the key truths emerging from this pandemic year. By sharing ideas, solutions, fears, and hopes – we all coped and performed much better than we would have alone. 

For decades to come, we will remember the year COVID-19 struck. It was a year to remember whether we liked it or not. However, endings bring us closer, teach us lessons and prepare us for the future. Our industry grew stronger from this year’s events and we should never forget that we’re all in this together. You’re not alone and someday soon we’ll be able to visit, learn and laugh together again. 

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Full-time orthodontic career opportunity in the Hershey Harrisburg Region of Pennsylvania.

Thriving orthodontic practice in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time associate to join their team. 

This area is located in the heart of central Pennsylvania and is known as the Hershey Harrisburg Region. It is home to the famous Hershey Chocolate Factory. It is rumored that when the chocolate is manufactured and the wind blows in the right direction – the entire area smells like chocolate. There are many family attractions from roller coasters, to chocolate tastings, to museums.

If you love the outdoors, there are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore. You can also kayak and go boating on the Susquehanna River. The area is home to beautiful scenery with many wineries and breweries that residents enjoy while watching live free concerts in the square. There are many museums and art galleries to enjoy, and the Brew Barons Beer Trail is very popular – a craft beer trail that visits more than 20 local breweries.

The area is a short drive from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Dauphin County provides easy access to many major highways and has a highly-skilled workforce, providing a favorable environment for business and industry. The largest employers in Dauphin County are the state government, Milton S Hershey Medical CenterUPMC Pinnacle Hospitals, and The Hershey Company

This is a great full-time opportunity for someone looking to practice in a welcoming community with doctor 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: Berks County, Pennsylvania

Full-time orthodontic career opportunity in east-central Pennsylvania.

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

Berks County is considered an Americana Region and the center of Pennsylvania’s Dutch culture. It is located in east-central Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The area offers a mix of rural farms, wooded landscape, small towns, and newer upscale suburban areas. It is a great location for professionals and families as it offers a variety of shopping, restaurants, universities, and excellent medical facilities.

From art and jazz festivals to outdoor adventures – there is so much to see and do in the region. Locals and tourists alike enjoy exploring the Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage that includes traditional foods, museums, and farmer’s markets. There are eccentric shops to explore, ice cream parlors to visit, and eateries that are found in the old-fashion main street areas. 

The region is famous for its bike trails and the Greater Reading Trails System is an International Mountain Biking Association Ride Center and offers leisurely paths for inexperienced riders to challenging trails for professional cyclists. The region is family-friendly and has many state parks, sanctuaries, and recreation areas where you can hike, paddle, and camp. For outdoor explorers, the highest lookout point on the Appalachian Trail is located in Berks County.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an orthodontist to gain experience and knowledge in a welcoming community. 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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