Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Needed in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaAn orthodontic practice located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is seeking a motivated full-time orthodontic associate to join their practice.

Tuscaloosa is a diverse, family-friendly community offering something for everyone. It is one of the best places to live in Alabama with a dense suburban feel with its a lively downtown scene, friendly neighborhoods, and excellent schools. The city home to the renowned University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team. It is additionally the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education in west Alabama. The area is built on a history of progress and growth that precedes its athletic excellence.

There has been a recent explosion of locally owned-and-operated craft breweries. Many locals enjoy mid-week entertainment via Tuesday Trivia or hearing one of the local bands on a cover patio downtown. It’s animated nightlife, dining and shopping opportunities, coffee bars, music festivals, and world-class sporting events make it a fun-filled destination for residents, visitors, and college students alike.

Tuscaloosa is only minutes away from some of the best water and outdoor activities the state has to offer. If you are looking for some fun in the sun, outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike 23 miles of multi-use trails located at Lake Lurleen State Park. The park also features a nature center, fishing, paddleboats, birdwatching, and swimming. The Riverwalk is one of the most popular places in Tuscaloosa for its running, biking, walking, and dog walking trails. Playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, and gazebos are located along the path of this family-friendly stroll way.

Tuscaloosa’s Ol’ Colony Golf Course was named, “Best Public Course in Alabama” and “Top 50 in the USA” by Golf Digest. The course features 7,500 yards of Bermuda grass fairways with over 70 bunkers and 25 acres of lakes.  This opportunity will allow you to practice with a skilled and motivated team focused on delivering exceptional clinical care to patients.

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

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Des Moines, Iowa

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate Needed in Duluth, MinnesotaSmile Doctors is seeking a full-time orthodontist to join their team in Des Moines, Iowa.

Des Moines is a welcoming, diverse, and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for its residents and businesses. The city is the core of one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the Midwest and is filled with community pride and accolades. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, the residents of Des Moines say they are proud of their community or area where they live.

The area offers affordable living, vibrant amenities, welcoming suburbs, and world-class education. The cost of living in Des Moines is lower than the national average and housing prices are generally below the national median. It has been ranked as the #3 Best Affordable Place to Live in the United States. Housing options are abundant – from downtown city lofts to classic suburban homes. 

There are so many activities to do and see in the city. Cultural events and festivals draw all ages to the downtown area. There is plenty of shopping available at the one-of-a-kind shops, many locally-owned restaurants to dine in, a colorful art scene to enjoy, and trendy bars to enjoy an evening of entertainment. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are bike trails, over 75 parks, and a handful of lakes. Nerdwallet has included Des Moines in its Top 10 Best City for Quality of Life and it has been referred to a “World Festival and Event City.”

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 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.

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

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Duluth, Minnesota

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate - Duluth, Minnesota BlogA private, thriving orthodontic practice in Duluth, Minnesota is seeking a full-time orthodontic associate to join their team.

Dubbed the “Best Outdoor City in America” and the “Craft Beer Capital of Minnesota,” Duluth is a destination for its great outdoor activities, unique arts and culture, and delicious dining. It is a fabulous place to raise a family, seek higher education, work, or simply journey outside. Nationally, Duluth is ranked as one of the best places to live in America and is one of the top places to work.

Duluth is located at the head of the Great Lakes on a 600-foot bluff overlooking the largest freshwater lake in the world. Duluth is a big, small town surrounded by natural beauty with pristine lakes and lots of green space. Residents experience all four seasons and outdoor lovers will always find something to do as the area is beautiful year-round. The spring and summer months are warm but not uncomfortable, allowing many residents to enjoy spending time downtown and on the lakes. The fall and winter months offer great hiking weather and skiing/snowboarding at the Midwest’s largest terrain park, Spirit Mountain. Duluth has more than 130 city parks which are nestled in pristine forests, unique playgrounds, and urban gardens throughout the city.

The city rests halfway between the Twin Cities and the Canadian border and has one of the largest international ports in the world. Therefore, the area has a thriving business community and is a key player for shipping, commercial, and manufacturing centers. Other major industries in the area include healthcare, education, aviation, technology, and tourism.

This is an opportunity for an orthodontic associate to work in an area with a growing economy, excellent schools, and cultural opportunities in a laid-back lifestyle. If you are interested in learning more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Pensacola, Florida

Full-Time Orthodontic Associate - Pensacola, FloridaA multi-location, orthodontic practice located in Pensacola, Florida is seeking a motivated orthodontic associate to join their practice.

Pensacola, Florida lies on the far west side of the Emerald Coast, just a stone’s throw away from Alabama. It’s the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle with white sand beaches and emerald green water. This big city with a small-town feel has an opening for an orthodontic associate. This opportunity has an exceptional compensation package for an associate orthodontist including a $30,000 sign-on bonus!

The Pensacola area is famous for its natural beauty and historic culture. A unique destination where tourists and residents find themselves enjoying a vast array of outdoor adventures and experiences. Home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, the city offers some of the best fishing and boating in the area. Inland, canoeing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the beauty of the Blackwater River.

Pensacola’s downtown area offers art galleries, restaurants, and cultural venues. This northwest Florida city is Top Gun; not only is Pensacola the place where all naval pilots train, but it also is home to the impressive National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels Naval aerobatics team. This is an opportunity for an orthodontic associate to work in an area known for its laid-back, coastal way-of-life, its long history, and diverse culture.

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

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What Are the Steps to Land the Perfect Orthodontic Career Opportunity?

Step to Find the Perfect Orthodontic Career Opportunity or Orthodontic JobBy: Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR
Kolbe Certified™ Consultant
Director of Practice Opportunities

I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with hundreds of orthodontic residents every year who are looking for the right opportunity after their graduation. One of my first questions is, “Why did you want to become an Orthodontist?” I hear various answers every day as a recruiter but many times I hear this one, “Because I had an amazing experience with my Orthodontist.” So, you’re telling me that your experience with your childhood orthodontist was so awesome that it inspired you to travel this long, difficult academic path? Wow, it gets me right in the heart every time. And it’s that connection that as future practitioners you all want and desire to have with future patients whether it is in a private practice, group practice, or corporate model.

My next question is usually, “Where do you want to land and where do you see yourself in five years?” I don’t usually hear as much excitement, and often I hear confusion and concern. The answer to this question often sounds something like this: “I don’t really know I just know I want a good job to start paying off my debt.” I don’t blame you for not knowing the answer. After all, how can you know if you’ll be happy in your future job five years from now?

Well, lucky for you, I absolutely love what I do, and when you love what you do you have a passion for helping others. Most of you have identified your passion, now you are looking for a place to combine your passion and a career. Every day, I counsel candidates on what factors they should consider when seeking an opportunity. Through trial and error and knowledge gained from many candidates through the years, I have found these steps to be helpful as you narrow down your job search.

1) Know Who You Are!
We all want to get paid for doing what we love, but be sure to understand who you are and the must-haves before deciding on a job opportunity. What are your beliefs and values? Does this opportunity and community align with them and will you be able to fit into the practice and community cultures? Identify your practice values, your personal values, your interests, your “must-haves” in a community, your passions, and last- your financial needs. Yes, I said consider money last because, believe it or not, most people do not leave their current job due to money but often due to “it’s just not a good fit for me.”

2) Identify the Right Practice.
As residents, you might often hear “beggars can’t be choosers,” and with the debt load most residents carry, who can blame them? However, be sure to do your homework on a potential employer, as this person will be tied to your career forever. Be sure to spend a day with a potential practice or employer and witness the practice culture, sit in on new patient exams, watch how the reception area greets patients and watch the clinical team working with patients. I can assure you that all of these, and I mean every single one, will have a huge impact on your success. If a potential employer has an issue with you spending a day in the office, this could be considered a red flag, especially if you are being paid on a production incentive.

3) Find a Good Mentor.
First, do not ask a stranger or someone who does not know you well! A great mentor should be someone who inspires you and who already knows you. This person has seen your potential and hard work, they know how you think, how you communicate, how you tackle tasks and how you contribute to those around you. It should be someone who trusts you and believes in you, but, most importantly, it should be someone who is not afraid to give you input and feedback! Identify and join social media groups and blogs with other young orthodontists to hear their perspectives and voices as a resource in your career; Ortho 101 is a great one.

4) Practice Perseverance.
What is the definition of perseverance? Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, and endurance. There is an old saying, “do what you love and you’ll never work another a day in your life.” Is that really true? Probably not, but if you do what you love, it will never feel like a job. Success takes hard work, commitment, and persistence. All of you are talented and skilled clinicians, and with connections and a little luck you might find a good opportunity, but persistence will ultimately be what makes you successful in your career and is what will set you apart from others. Identify your vision and know that it will take stamina and endurance to get there!

A job search requires commitment and dedication. Making a career plan requires you to outline clear expectations and objectives. It means going back to the basics, discovering your likes/dislikes, values and beliefs and taking them all into account for a job opportunity. Even if you don’t land your dream job and you have a short-term opportunity, stay committed to your long-term career goals.

It will take time and effort but in the end, it will be worth it. And for those of you who are looking for that new key phrase “work-life balance,” I believe it is important to understand that your job will ultimately take up most of your time; it financially supports your dreams and it is a core part of your identity. If you simply live your life, love what you do and do your very best at it, ultimately you will achieve great success!

Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Full Time Orthodontic Job - Hattiesburg, MississippiA well-established, practice with multiple locations in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is currently seeking a full-time orthodontic associate.

What do Jimmy Buffett and Brett Favre have in common? Their roots in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the state’s second-largest city. With its well-preserved historic homes and shaded streets, its Historical Neighborhood District was named one of the “Great Places in America,” to live by the American Planning Association.

The area has a lively music scene and an impressive variety of local eateries – approximately 500 restaurants and more than 200 of them are locally-owned. Hattiesburg has a growing craft beer industry so you can enjoy your brew outdoors or sip in a mellow atmosphere. Shop in its revitalized downtown at one of its vintage boutiques or the Farmer’s Market. Discover the art scene, visit the African American Military History Museum, enjoy a beautiful town park, or spend the day at Hattiesburg Zoo. For outdoor adventurists, bike 42 miles down the Longleaf Trace or canoe at one of three public waterways. Within two hours, you can drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast or to nearby New Orleans for a long weekend or day trip.

This premier city in the Gulf South host many highly-anticipated annual events and street festivals throughout the year. Live at 5 Outdoor Concerts, Downtown BBQ Showdown, Homebrew Competition, and FestivalSouth are just a few of the most popular events for the residents of the city.

This is a superb opportunity for an orthodontic associate to work and play in an authentic southern city full of contemporary charm and culture steeped in history. The Hub City’s unique mix of retail, dining, and services makes it the perfect place to enjoy a work-life balance while creating beautiful smiles.

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

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Guilford County, North Carolina

Orthodontic_Job_Full_Time_Associate_Guilford_County_North_CarolinaA well-established, two-location practice located in Guilford County, North Carolina is currently seeking a full-time orthodontic associate.

Seeking big city amenities with southern charm and hospitality? Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, Guilford County is the perfect place to relax and be immersed in arts and entertainment. Beautiful and affordable homes in an array of styles, sizes, and characters reflect a low cost of living for a variety of lifestyles. There’s an abundance of outdoor

activities via its parks and recreational areas for year-round leisure activities – from fishing to biking, to hiking and greenway trails. Within a few hours, you can drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains or North Carolina’s beautiful coastline for a long weekend or day trip. The area’s selection of family-owned restaurants, fine dining eateries, and craft breweries offers something for everyone.

Its rich history has given it many nicknames including the “Gateway City” because of its commercial transportation hubs at Piedmont International Airport, downtown Amtrak stations, and highway and interstate systems.

Additionally, it is referred to as “Tournament Town” due to the many sports tournaments the area hosts including US Figure Skating Championship, ACC Swimming and Diving Championship, and rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

This is an opportunity for an associate to work in a practice focused on high-quality, leading-edge care in a welcoming and family-friendly environment. Make your mark and become immersed in the local community in a relaxed urban environment you can call home.

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

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Columbus, Ohio

Orthodontic_Job_Full_Time_Associate_Columbus_OhioAn amazing, private orthodontic practice located in Columbus, Ohio, 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.

Columbus is known as one of the best places to live in the Midwest. 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. One of the best parts of living in Columbus is experiencing its cool 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 restaurants. There’s also the locally-beloved German Village, where you can find restored old homes, quaint shops.

If you are a sports fan you might like the Arena District, home to multiple music and sports venues, and dozens of restaurants and sports bars. The state is home to an array of pro-sports teams including the Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Buckeye City also has over 350 parks throughout the area, making it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

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 opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: York, Pennsylvania

Orthodontic_ Associateship_Opportunity_York_PennsylvaniaThe historic community of York, Pennsylvania is located in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley centrally located from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. The residents in York enjoy an array of outdoor recreational opportunities including three state parks, eleven county parks, and a 21-mile biking and jogging path that runs from York all the way to the Mason-Dixon Line. The area is also home to Gettysburg National Military Park and Hershey Park.

The overall cost of living in York is slightly lower than the national average and that in nearby communities. Commuters working in Maryland take advantage of York County’s lower housing costs, with townships in the southern portion of the county serving as bedroom communities for an increasing number of residents traveling as far south as Baltimore. The schools in York County routinely rank among the state’s top-performing districts offers students a top-notch education.

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

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Orthodontic Associate Opportunity: Prince William County, Virginia

Orthodontic_Associate_Needed_Prince_William_County_VirginiaA busy private orthodontic practice located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. is seeking a full-time associate to join their practice.

The suburb is located in Prince William County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Prince William County is the second-largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a strong, diverse economic base, where individuals and families choose to live, work and play and businesses choose to locate. The community offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. The residents enjoy over 24,000 acres of parkland with 70 county parks, 33 miles of maintained trails, and two state parks. Prince William County high schools are also among the top 10% in the nation.

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

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