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 [email protected].

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

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.

Publication Focuses on Adding an Orthodontic Associate

There are many magazines, journals and newspapers that our team reads on a regular basis to keep up with current news and events in the orthodontic community. When a publication arrives, it gets passed around the office with a sticky note, indicating who has read it and who has not. (It’s ultimately a pretty good system unless the sticky note falls off.)

Chris Bentson has been recently published in a couple of orthodontic publications. His most current article is co-authored with Daniel Sroka, JD, who has served the legal needs of Bentson Clark & Copple’s referred clients since 2004. The April/May 2013 issue of Orthodontic Products Magazine features Plus One: What You Need to Know when Adding an Associate to your Practice.  Below is a short excerpt from the article.

“Adding a doctor to the practice is a big decision and affects a great number of systems in the office. Change will occur. Thus, having clarity about why you want an associate is often the first question to ask. While there may be many motivations for bringing an associate into a practice, typically, an owner doctor chooses to bring an associate for one of three reasons.

The first is to help with the workload of treating patients due to practice growth. The second is to allow for more time out of the clinic or away from the practice, or, said another way, to increase the quality of life for the owner doctor within the practice but not necessarily to grow the practice. The third reason is often as a first step in a future transition plan where partial or full equity will eventually be offered to the associate doctor, but that plan is not yet defined.”

Click here read the entire Orthodontic Products article.