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.

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Montgomery Co BlogAn established, multi-location orthodontic practice located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is looking for a full-time associate to join their team.

Residents have formed a close knit community making Montgomery County a great place to live, work, and play. Many young professionals live here and tend to have a more conservative lifestyle. The county has some of the highest ranked public schools in the area making it a great place to raise a family. Also ranked as one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania, the residents take pride in their neighborhoods, streets, and many parks. Local shops and restaurants are close enough to walk to in downtown areas and there is easy access to many popular locations such as Philadelphia, The Pocono Mountains, The Jersey Shore, and New York City.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to practice in a welcoming community with doctor mentorship. 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: Beaumont, Texas

Blog Template_BeaumontTXA large private orthodontic practice located in Beaumont, Texas is seeking an equity-minded associate to join their amazing smile team.

Beaumont is located along the Neches River in Southeast Texas. The city has a vibrant arts community downtown featuring live music and theatre. The East Texas town offers residents a perfect mix of small-town charm and big-city conveniences. For the outdoorsmen, a one-hour drive south will lead you to world-class deep-sea fishing and boating opportunities at the Gulf of Mexico.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate who is seeking mentorship in a practice offering exceptional clinical care in a patient-centric practice. This opportunity has a potential path to equity with the right candidate. 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: Coastal Georgia

Coastal GA_BlogA multi-location, doctor-owned private orthodontic practice located along the Georgia Coast is seeking a motivated orthodontic associate to join their practice.

Southern Georgia, and specifically the city Savannah are well-known for their historic charm and southern hospitality. However, while the city may be bursting with southern charm, it does not bust it’s resident’s bank accounts to live in this amazing city. Savannah residents compared to the rest of the nation, spend 30% less on the cost of living expenses including homes, healthcare, and entertainment. Savannah is known for its well-preserved historical area and laid-back Southern lifestyle but the booming economy in the Savannah Metro Area is attracting new businesses and families alike with great schools, new home construction prices, and a high quality of life for residents.

Ideal candidate is available by spring 2019 and eligible for Georgia 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: 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: Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa.Blog
A multi-location practice in Santa Rosa, California is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate to join their growing team.

Less than 60 miles north of San Francisco, you will find the happening hub of Santa Rosa. This is a city waiting to be explored with so much to see, do, eat, drink, bike, and hike. Santa Rosa is filled with people from all walks of life with various interests and hobbies. Numerous farms can be found along Sonoma County’s Farm Trails so residents can eat as local and fresh as they want. There is plenty of wine to go around as you are in the “Heart of Wine Country” with more than 300 wineries or vineyards to choose from. Don’t be surprised if you run into Snoopy or Charlie Brown. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the world famous Peanuts comics lived the last half of his life in Santa Rosa.

If you are seeking to live in a desired location with much to offer, this opportunity is for you. Ideal candidate is available by January 2018 and eligible for California 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: Northern Seattle, Washington

Full Time Orthodontic Associate - Northern Seattle WashingtonAn established private orthodontic practice is currently seeking a full-time orthodontist in the Northern Seattle area. This is a wonderful opportunity that will allow an associate to focus on providing exceptional clinical care in a high-service, compassionate setting with well-trained team members to ensure superior patient satisfaction. The core responsibility will be providing orthodontic treatment to patients; however, the associate will also be required to participate in local community events to promote the practice and engage with community members. This is a multi-year employment opportunity that offers a competitive employment package.

The ideal candidate is available by Summer 2018 and eligible for Washington 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.