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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Join Us at the 2019 AAO Annual Session

AAO 2019 Resident & Young Doctor

The Bentson Copple & Associates’ team will be attending the upcoming AAO Annual Session (May 3-7) in Los Angeles, CA and involved in many resident and younger doctor events. The Annual Session offers many educational lectures, career networking, and other opportunities. Listed below are a few events our team will be participating in.

2019 Practice Transition Seminar
Friday, May 3 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Information & Tickets
The highly-anticipated all-day Practice Transition Seminar is a tool to aid orthodontists during the challenging time of a career transition. The seminar brings together experts to share insights for orthodontists that are preparing for a future transition. Shannon Patterson and Chris Bentson will be speaking on arrangement options for associates, partners, and group practices. In addition, they will be participating in an interactive panel discussion focused on career opportunities and emerging practice trends. The event will end with a networking reception.

Practice Trends & Profit Model Lecture
Saturday, May 4 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
There is so much changing in dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics. In this lecture, Chris Bentson will discuss the new orthodontic profit model, consumer demographics, and explore today’s rapidly changing market trends effecting orthodontic practices. This 1-hour, AAO Annual Session-sponsored lecture will be held in Room #502 – Level 2.

Orthodontic Career Fair
Sunday, May 5 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Information & Directions
Our team will be a part of the annual Orthodontic Career Fair, held at JW Marriott Los Angeles Diamond Ballroom. The event offers the opportunity to engage face-to-face with employer representatives and discuss possible opportunities. The event will feature many companies and practices with available opportunities, such as associate positions, equity-minded associate opportunities, and practices for sale. This is a free event and is open to all to attend.

Exhibit Floor
We invite all doctors to stop by the Bentson Copple & Associates Booth (#947) any time during the Annual Session. Our team will be happy to discuss plans for a potential practice valuation/appraisal, a practice transition or any other change of orthodontic ownership. Residents and job seekers can also learn more about our placement services and variable career opportunities.

2019 Orthodontic Resident-Only Bracket Challenge Winner

BC&A Basketball MadnessThe games are over and the Virginia Cavaliers have been crowned the 2019 NCAA Champions – a first for the team. Sadly, no one was able to fill out a perfect bracket, thanks to the usual upsets and surprises on the court.

Congratulations to Dr. Brad Herman from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry’s Orthodontics Program, who had the highest score in our Orthodontic Resident-Only Bracket Challenge! While not a perfect bracket, Brad did pick Virginia to go all the way. Unfortunately, he went with Gonzaga as their championship opponent. For completing the winning bracket, Dr. Herman takes home a $250 Amazon.com gift card and complimentary Buyer Representation/Valuation Review Services (a $6,250 value)!

Our runner-up, who was only four points behind the winner, was Dr. Daniel Camacho from Seton Hill University. Dr. Camacho also won a $250 Amazon.com gift card.

Thanks to everyone who participated. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s bracket!

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.

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Orthodontic Job Opportunity: Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Arizona

Phoenix BlogA one-of-a-kind, private orthodontic practice located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, 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 patients both exceptional clinical care and an engaging patient experience.

The Phoenix Metropolitan Area is often referred to as the Valley of the Sun and is the 11th largest metropolitan area in the nation by population. It is also one of the fastest growing areas and ranks 5th in the nation in economic growth. Residents experience a high quality of life with great communities and good school systems for your family along with dependable sunshine and warm temperatures making outdoor activities a way of life. Residents also enjoy a lively downtown community that is full of life! A sports lovers paradise, Phoenix is one of the few U.S. cities with franchises in all four major professional sports leagues: Phoenix Suns, (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), and Arizona Coyotes (NHL).

If you are interested in joining a practice in which the doctor was voted “Best Orthodontist” from AZ Foothills Magazine 3 years in a row, this opportunity is for you. The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for Arizona licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Orthodontic Practice For Sale: Long Island, New York

Long Island BlogAn established orthodontic practice located in a densely populated, multi-cultural area of Long Island, New York is for sale.

In 2012, Forbes magazine, in an article based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, reported that the county in which this village lies was one of the highest income counties in the United States and the most affluent in the state of New York, comprising four of the nation’s top ten towns by median income. The town is located less than 20 miles from Times Square, the “Crossroads of the World,” easily reached by car or the Long Island Rail Road, and less than a half-hour ride from LaGuardia, Kennedy, and MacArthur airports. There are a variety of experiences for residents with the park system that features an aquatics center, 18-hole golf courses, and a lakeside theatre which is a center for entertainment.

If you are looking to own a practice in an area with much to offer, this opportunity is for you. The ideal candidate is available by winter 2018 and eligible for New York licensure. To learn more about this practice opportunity, please forward your CV and letter of interest to shannon@bentsoncopple.com.

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Why is Team Building Important for an Orthodontic Office?

By: Mandy King
For sixteen years, I had the privilege to work in a successful orthodontic practice. Our orthodontist always said that the reason for our success was due to teamwork, the way we interacted with the patients, and the efficient service we provided. He never boasted about the fact that he was well-known in our community as being the best around. You might be wondering what made us a good team?

Team Building
A team building event once a quarter is a great goal to strive towards. My favorite team building outing was cooking for parents and siblings at the Ronald McDonald House. This allowed us to work as a team to provide a meal for families in our area who had a child in the hospital. My friend and co-worker was a recipient of this program, so this was very special for us to be able to give back. An exciting outing we once went on was a high ropes course. This challenged us to help one another to complete the courses laid out before us. Whatever avenue you choose for a team building exercise, have fun and enjoy being out of the office for a change.

Working Together
We knew how to work together because we made it a point to support each other. There was no division between the “front and back.” The scheduling coordinators would do everything possible to make sure that the clinic could function efficiently and in turn, the clinical assistants communicated all day to ensure that everyone was staying on task and taking care of the patients. Our office averaged a hundred patients a day, so it was very important for us to be able to communicate and work together.

Loving One Another
Our team would go on a weekend retreat that we looked forward to every year. This retreat allowed us to focus on just spending quality time together and forming relationships out of the office. We were truly a “family.” When you love the people you work with, it makes doing your job a lot easier. Patients can sense whether the team gets along or not when they come into your office. That makes forming the bonds with one another all the more important. Although I am no longer a part of this team, the friendships I made during my time in that position have remained.


This article was featured in the October 2018 edition of The InSight, our monthly email published for orthodontic residents and doctors seeking practice opportunities. This monthly email provides news and information focused on the fast-changing orthodontic industry and its relation to current and future orthodontic careers, highlight commonly asked questions that are timely to the young orthodontic community, and provide a current list of available practice opportunities. Click here to sign up for the email.