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 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.

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: 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.

Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Champaign, Illinois

Champaign.blogAn orthodontic practice with multiple locations is seeking a full-time associate in Champaign, Illinois.

This opportunity is located in Central Illinois just two hours south of Chicago. The area is part of “Silicon Prairie” and home to multiple high technology industries. Champaign offers its residents affordable housing, good schools, and an excellent health care system. Amazing local parks, youth sports programs and miles of walking and biking opportunities make this a great place for families and individuals to have fun and stay healthy. Area lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, canoeing, camping and nature park areas for hiking all add to the fun.

The ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Illinois 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 Practice For Sale: Barbados

Barbados_BlogAn established orthodontic practice on the island of Barbados is for sale.

Barbados is one of the most developed and popular islands in the Caribbean. It is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is only 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. Barbadians are crazy for afternoon tea, cricket (which is also their national sport), golfing and scuba diving. The island has many while sandy beaches and botanical gardens to enjoy. While Barbados is full of great beauty, the diversity and friendliness of the people are the best asset. Ranking third in the world, Barbados has a literacy rate of 99.7%. With so many great things to do, see, and experience, many have chosen to live, stay, work, and have fun in this island paradise.

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: Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport BlogA multi-location practice located in Shreveport, Louisiana is seeking a full-time associate to join their smile team.

The community parishes that comprise the area offer its residents wonderful cultural attractions, year-round festivals, and an array of outdoor activities. On the city’s beautiful downtown riverfront, you can find the Shreveport Aquarium, which is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2017 marking a new era in the ongoing revitalization. Living in Shreveport offers residents a suburban feel and is a great place for business, scoring a spot on CNN Money’s List of America’s Best Places to Find a Job. Located on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport is also the commercial and industrial center for a three-state region (known as the Ark-La-Tex).

If you are interested in providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly community, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com. Ideal candidate is available by summer 2019 and eligible for Louisiana licensure.

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

Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Central, Maine

Central Maine BlogA state-of-the-art, private orthodontic practice with two locations in Central, Maine is for sale.

Maine is annually ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest states in America. Just minutes from the coast and 1-2 hours from the state’s highest peaks, this community is positioned as a perfect home base. The Maine Highlands region is close by and home to more than 200 waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, lakes, excellent hunting, and some of the very best skiing and snowmobiling in the east! Charming boutiques, the finest craft beer, and creating your own culinary delights await you. Each year individuals and families relocate to Maine for the benefits of the state’s safe towns, good schools, welcoming communities, and recreational opportunities.

If you are looking to own a practice in a community that is centrally positioned in Maine, this opportunity is for you. The ideal candidate is available by spring 2019 and eligible for Maine 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 Practice For Sale: Montana

Montana BlogA unique, private orthodontic practice located in Montana is for sale.

From the mountains to gently rolling landscape, this beautiful state has no end to epic views. The outdoor recreational opportunities are limitless and considered any enthusiast’s dream. You can ski, kayak, raft, tube, or take a hike in the wilderness. There are thousands of named rivers and creeks, 450 miles of which are known for “blue-ribbon” trout fishing. There is always something happening as residents enjoy the arts and music scene that festivals and theaters have to offer throughout the state.

“I am in love with Montana.  For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”  John Steinbeck

If you are looking to plant roots in a town offering residents a high quality of life, the opportunity to purchase this well-established practice is for you. The ideal candidate is available by summer/fall 2019 and eligible for Montana licensure. If you are interested in learning 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.