Orthodontic Practice For Sale: North Carolina/Virginia

NC:VA.BlogA well-established orthodontic practice located on the Virginia/North Carolina border is for sale.

With a heavy military presence, this area hosts a robust and thriving economy while giving you a small-town atmosphere. Residents enjoy the areas inherent diversity, close proximity to multiple top beach destinations and fresh local cuisine. Activities are endless with the local beaches, waterways, parks, and major historical sites. The waterfront views are the perfect setting for a “date-night” or family bike ride as you take in the beauty that surrounds you. There is an affordable cost of living making this area a great place for families and young professionals to reside.

This is an amazing opportunity for a doctor seeking to own a practice with much to offer. To learn more about this practice opportunity please send your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Chicago Suburbs, Illinois

Illinois, Chicago Suburbs.BlogA practice located in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate.

This suburb is voted one of the best places to live in Illinois offering residents a lot of restaurants, shopping, and parks. Many young families reside here due to the highly-rated public school system. According to the Illinois School Report Card, two of the school districts in this county are among the top 20 districts in the state, one achieving exemplary status. Locals thrive on living a healthy lifestyle as the area offers a wealth of attractions to inspire both mind and body from a top-rated golf course to strolling through beautiful natural spaces. There is a downtown Metra station, making Chicago easily accessible, and it’s also a convenient location to major highways and airports.

This charming town offers exciting opportunities for a doctor looking to practice in Illinois. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Personal Takeaways from GORP 2019

Bentson_Copple_Associates_GORP_2019By: Mandy King
Client Support Associate

I had the opportunity to attend my first GORP (Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program) this year in St. Louis along with Shannon Patterson and Anthony Copple. Here are a few things I took away from time spent with our industry’s current orthodontic residents and other vendors.

Orthodontic residents are rock stars! They have a drive for success and a passion for their future. As they took time out of their schedules to stop at our booth, I was able to chat with several of them about their plans and where they see themselves after residency. Many have narrowed down a general location, some are open to going anywhere, and several want to find the opportunity that is the perfect fit. I think the one common denominator was that they are all so excited about the career path they have chosen and look forward to sharing that joy with their future patients.

GORP is a great time for residents to come together and celebrate their journey and where they are headed in their professional careers. They are all working hard to achieve the same goal, so for residents from all over the country to be in one location is incredible. Being able to sit back and observe them meeting one another, talking about residency, and simply having fun together was priceless. Several of the residents expressed to me that GORP is an event that they feel like every resident should attend. They are able to take a step back to breathe and relax for a few days, while still being immersed in learning about the path they have chosen.

I think I can speak for the majority of the vendors at the event when I say we were all there for one purpose – to get to know the next generation of orthodontists and to share our knowledge about the industry or products with them. There is just something about being able to meet people face-to-face that allows you to connect with them and understand who they are as individuals.

While GORP might be known as one big party, it is so much more than that for residents. It is a time for being refreshed. It is a time for learning about the industry and what they can expect once they begin their careers. It is a time that we as vendors can take to hang out with the residents we work closely with to form relationships that will better help us serve them.

Thank you all for a great first time at GORP and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future!

Equity-Minded Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Hawaii

Hawaii_BlogAloha! A private orthodontic practice is seeking an equity-minded partner in the beautiful state of Hawaii.

This is an amazing opportunity for a candidate seeking an ideal work-life balance. When you get to live where most people vacation, your days off are extra special. The state is ranked as one in one of the healthiest lifestyles available for both body and mind as most islanders say living here is less stressful than living on the mainland. Islanders enjoy breathtaking beaches, unique cultures, history and an abundance of outdoor opportunities including; hiking, surfing, kayaking, kiting, fishing, and wildlife exploring.

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

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Bentson Copple & Associates Launches New Video Series

New Video Series Dr. Boomer & Dr. MillenniallBentson Copple & Associates is bringing years of orthodontic experience to its first digital video series, Dr. Boomer & Dr. Millennial: Generational Diversity, premiering on their YouTube channel. This series was created to help practices that have age-diverse groups of doctors and team members understand generational differences and offer fun inspiration as one works and leads their team.

It stars Chris Bentson as Dr. Boomer, who is based on Baby Boomer doctors born between 1946 and 1964. His character illustrates a generation known for having a strong work ethic, placing significant importance on professional accomplishments, and for being somewhat reserved from a social perspective. Playing opposite is Shannon Patterson, who stars as Dr. Millennial. Her character is based on the more typical characteristics of Millennial doctors who were born between 1981-1996. This group is viewed as confident, ambitious, achievement-oriented, and is known for being extremely tech-savvy. They additionally value teamwork and seek the input and affirmation of others.

This web series explores the diverse perspectives, attitudes, motivations, and needs of these two generations of doctors, along with the changing dynamics in an orthodontic practice setting. Tidbits of insight are presented regarding the differences between the generations by explaining the needs and expectations of an age-diverse workforce. By learning the motivations and generational footprint of each individual, doctors can leverage their own talents and capitalize on differences.

There are four generations in the orthodontic workforce. Shannon Patterson, Partner, CPR, CMSR, states, “I believe one of the challenges that practices face today is negotiating the differing behavior and values among doctors and team members who were born in different generations. The predominant groups I work with most are Baby Boomers and Millennials. These two generations grew up in different social and political eras that shaped their values and perspectives in the workplace. The reality is doctors of different generations view patient care differently.”

Chris Bentson, Partner, added, “Within each episode of the series, we’ll examine generational diversity in the orthodontic workplace, review some of the benefits and issues associated with it, and share some of the best practices based on our company’s experience.”

“This series offers a better understanding not only of hot button issues regarding orthodontic practice employment, associateship structure, and general practice/business leadership – but of how each generation addresses the issues based on experience and values,” said Laura Overcash, Director of Marketing. “We often take for granted what we believe is a ‘common’ understanding of everyday situations; however, it’s fascinating when you start putting age differences into perspective. While generational gaps may bring about some challenges for doctors, so long as there is a working, open relationship, age should be no barrier.”

To watch episode one of Bentson Copple & Associates’ Dr. Boomer & Dr. Millennial: Generational Diversity video series click here!

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.

Retail Healthcare & Teeth Straightening: Your Local CVS Pharmacy Could Include A SmileShop

Retail Healthcare & Teeth Straightening: Your Local CVS Pharmacy Could Include A SmileShopBy: Shannon Patterson, CRP, CMSR
Partner, Kolbe Certified™ Consultant

The trend that disrupted healthcare consumerism a decade ago has entered the orthodontic market. Traditionally, retail clinics have been a convenient way for patients to visit a walk-in healthcare clinic. These clinics are located inside of retail stores, such as supermarkets and department stores and are part of a broader category called convenient care clinics (CCCs) in the medical world. Retail health is emerging as a means of delivering quality, convenient care to millions of consumers, as well as a model for healthcare systems, to consider when providing services to new and existing patient populations.

As traditional and big box retailers have watched consumers evolve, they began to understand that consumers expect convenience, quality, and transparency when choosing where to spend their time and money. Naturally, those consumers have come to expect those same experiences from healthcare providers. Therefore, retailers are aggressively stepping up and opening in-store clinics that offer convenient access to health and wellness products and services across the US, and it’s in serious growth mode. In 2007, there were 351 retail clinics in operation. Today, that number has skyrocketed to over 3,000.

CVS announced in April they plan to open hundreds of SmileDirectClub shops in its stores in 2019, offering a cheaper way to straighten teeth. Maly Bernstein, CVS’ Vice President recently stated in an interview, “This partnership is about how CVS is very much on the lookout for innovative solutions we can provide conveniently, locally and affordably.” The drugstore is trying to keep up with its changing customers. Consumers are shopping online more, especially on sites like Amazon, which hurt CVS and other retail drugstores sales in traditional beauty and household products.  CVS thinks focusing on health and wellness services will be a way to draw consumers in its stores.

As of today, SmileDirectClub SmileShops are open in 57 CVS Pharmacy locations in 20 states, with planned expansion to hundreds more by the end of 2019. Click here to see if there is a SmileShop location near you.

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.

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AAO 2019 / Bentson Copple reSource Show Special Extended

2019 AAO Bentson Copple reSource Show Special ExtendedThanks to everyone who stopped by our booth during the 2019 AAO Annual Session in Los Angeles, took part in the Practice Transition Seminar, attended one of our educational lectures, or visited our table at the Orthodontic Career Fair. It was great meeting all of you!

If you missed coming by our booth, or you couldn’t make it to the meeting this year, we have extended our BOGO Show Special to everyone! Receive a 2-year Bentson Copple reSource newsletter subscription for only $95 (normally $175).  The only catch is this deal is only available through Friday, May 31st! Click here to start your subscription and use this coupon code: AAO2019.

Over 1,500 of your colleagues have already discovered what reading the Bentson Copple reSource can do for their orthodontic practice! How can you afford not to stay informed of business trends, keep your finger on the pulse of market dynamics, and read insightful perspectives regarding the world of orthodontics?

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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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