3 Reasons to Visit Our Team at the AAO

Visit Bentson Copple at the AAO Annual Session
The AAO Annual Session is one of the most highly anticipated events for the orthodontic community each year. There are so many activities, as well as networking and learning opportunities under one roof for doctors, staff and exhibitors. Just like you, we enjoy learning about new trends, advancements and the overall health of the orthodontic industry at the Annual Session. As a company, we use events such as these to increase our knowledge and, in turn, pass along this wisdom to the ortho community in articles, lectures or during our client transactions. There are three reasons you should take note of the events Bentson Copple & Associates are participating in at the AAO Annual Session (April 21 – 25) in San Diego.

    1. Opportunity for Information Sharing

The Annual Session offers many educational lectures and we are honored to share our knowledge in a variety of learning environments. Listed below are a few lectures that you may want to attend:

Practice Transition Seminar
Friday, April 21 – 8:00am – 5:30pm
The all-day Practice Transition Seminar is a tool to aid orthodontists during the challenging time of a career transition. The seminar brings together a four-person panel of transition experts to share insights for orthodontists preparing for a future transition.

Invisalign In-Booth Lecture 
Saturday, April 22 – 12:00pm – 12:50pm
Chris Bentson will be presenting an Invisalign in-booth lecture (Booth #505). The title of the lecture is “No Voodoo – How Invisalign Adds Profit to Your Practice” and its content will offer market data showing that practices are growing their business with Invisalign treatment. Seeking growth and higher profits? This presentation will offer real data and insights about how Invisalign treatment can fit into one’s practice model.

State of the Orthodontic Industry
Sunday, April 23 – 10:30am – 11:30am (Repeat Monday, April 24 – 10:30am – 11:30am)
Results for the solo and small group practice were very strong in 2016, and doctor-owners are looking to build on that in 2017. With many forces pushing and pulling to change the shape of dentistry, Chris Bentson will offer doctor-owners the knowledge to make necessary strategic decisions with present facts regarding the current market.

New Orthodontist/Resident Conference
Sunday, April 23 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm
This program, sponsored by the AAO, with keynote speaker Chris Bentson, will address the steps to follow to pursue specific orthodontic career paths or practice modalities. Following his 40-minute presentation, attendees will break into small groups for discussions. Shannon Patterson, our Director of Practice Opportunities & Orthodontic Placements, and Doug Copple will be two of many leading the discussions.

      1. Networking

Many doctors attend the meeting just for the available networking opportunities. One of the most anticipated networking opportunities is one especially for doctors seeking career opportunities. Our team will be a part of the third annual Orthodontic Career Fair.

Orthodontic Career Fair
Sunday, April 23 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
The Orthodontic Career Fair 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.

      1. Meet Our Team Face-to-Face

Face-to-face meetings are not just preferable, but necessary for building deeper, stronger bonds with clients and maintaining productive relationships. The Annual Session provides just that. We invite all doctors to stop by the Bentson Copple & Associates Booth (#3537) any time during the Annual Session and speak with us in person. Our team will be happy to discuss plans for a potential practice valuation/appraisal, a practice transition, recruiting or any other change of orthodontic ownership. Residents and job seekers can also learn more about our placement services and career opportunities. Be sure to pick up a complimentary copy of the Bentson Copple reSource newsletter, published for all orthodontists, regardless of practice size or career stage.

Chris Bentson to Speak at 2016 MKS Forum

Chris Bentson to Speak at 2016 MKS SummitAs you may know, consolidation in the dental industry is occurring at an accelerated pace. To remain relevant and competitive, owners of both solo and small group practices should increase their level of business sophistication. Chris Bentson will be presenting this information and much more during his lecture titled, Dental Marketplace Consolidation: Effects on the Private Practice Orthodontic Owner during the MKS Forum on November 5, 2016.

Additionally, Chris will address the current pace of dentistry consolidation and its effects on today’s orthodontic practice owners. He will briefly review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, financial and operational trend data for the specialty as well as how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. The goal of his 45-minute presentation is to equip attendees with the data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of one’s practice.

The MKS Forum will be held at the Hilton Anatole Dallas located in Dallas, Texas. To find out more information or to register for this high-sought event, please visit the official event website.

Chris Bentson Takes on Brooklyn for Ormco’s University Day

Chris Bentson will be speaking in Brooklyn, New York on June 11, 2016 at the Aloft New York Brooklyn, along side Dr. Hisham Badawi and Dr. Michael Scott for Ormco’s 2016 University Day. Chris will introduce orthodontic residents to new concepts, resources and tools available to jumpstart one’s orthodontic career.

Chris is scheduled to present “Residents Need to Know: The New Golden Age of Orthodontics is About Less and More,” at 1:00 pm. The multi-point presentation will focus on the trends in the specialty and why both new practitioners and current consumers will find fewer obstacles and more options as they begin their orthodontic journey. Chris will likewise discuss the rapidly changing dental industry undergoing accelerated consolidation. He will conclude by breaking down the who, what, when, where and why for your practice transition, including the most important facts and data that an orthodontic resident needs to understand in making a future orthodontic practice transition successful.

If you are interested in registering for the event on June 11, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York, please contact your Ormco representative today! Entry is free for current orthodontic residents (and includes course materials and meals). This will be a fun and factual presentation for all residents in attendance.

Chris Bentson has been working with orthodontists regarding the business aspects of their practices for over twenty-seven years. As a Partner of Bentson Clark & Copple, LLC and Editor-in-Chief of the Bentson Clark reSource, he enjoys lecturing and educating the orthodontic community on the many aspects of valuation, transition and orthodontic career opportunities in settings such as Ormco’s 2016 University Day.

2016 AAO Annual Session Quickly Approaching

The Bentson Clark & Copple team will be attending the upcoming 2016 AAO Annual Session in Orlando, April 29 – May 3. Plan to visit us in booth #2159 on the tradeshow floor. Our team will be on hand 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 newly expanded career opportunities. Pick up a complimentary copy of the Bentson Clark reSource newsletter, published for all orthodontists, regardless of practice size or career stage.

Our team will be active at the Session. A list of the events in which we will be participating is below:

Young Members Town Hall
The first ever Young Members Town Hall is being held in conjunction with the Session. The 1-hour event is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center (Room #108) and Chris Bentson will be moderating. This open forum will provide a platform for new and younger AAO members to ask questions, share thoughts and voice concerns to AAO leadership.

Orthodontic Career Fair
Bentson Clark & Copple will be participating in the third annual Orthodontic Career Fair. We will be discussing our company’s orthodontic recruiting and placement services and will have a list of our current opportunities, which include associate positions, equity-minded associate opportunities and practices for sale. The career fair is Sunday, May 1 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. (This is a free event; however, a ticket is required for entry. Tickets can be obtained through the AAO’s website).

In-Booth Lecture 
Monday morning, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Chris Bentson will be presenting an Ormco in-booth lecture (Booth #1021). The title of the lecture is “Finding Your Post-Residency Career Path” and it’s content will be resident-focused. Plan to come early for coffee and pastries before his presentation.

Safe travels and our team will see you in Orlando!

2015 Damon Forum: An All-Access Backstage Pass to Learning

At the end of the week, we will be attending The Forum 2015 in Orlando, Florida! We are excited to once again be a part of this annual event, which anticipates an attendance of approximately 1,000 orthodontic professionals.

Bentson Clark & Copple will be exhibiting in booth #7, so plan to stop by and say ‘hello’. We would love to provide you with a complimentary copy of the most recent edition of the Bentson Clark reSource. Be sure to ask about our upcoming full-day, educational lecture that will focus on the business of building a lifelong, successful partnership.

Chris Bentson and Doug Copple are scheduled to present “Growing, Managing and Transitioning an A-List Orthodontic Practice” on Saturday, February 21 at 9:30 a.m. This fast-paced presentation will provide a financial manager’s inside view on controlling and growing your practice. It will examine the relationships between the key financial and operational data needed to assess the financial health of your practice and discuss how to set overhead targets for sustained practice growth. With the review of the current consumer marketplace in orthodontics, you will come to understand the importance of practice positioning for today’s savvy consumer. It will additionally cover the ins and outs of transition preparation, including bringing on a partner or associate or hiring a doctor employee.

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topsFest 2015: Learning in Atlanta

At the end of the week we will be attending topsFest 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia! Bentson Clark & Copple is always honored and excited to be a part of this annual event for tops Software users. This year’s meeting will offer topsOrtho skills classes, workshops, roundtable discussions and many guest speakers. Attending topsFest is a great way to accelerate your topsOrtho skills, share knowledge and exchange ideas with others, and ramp up your productivity.

Chris Bentson is scheduled to present “Orthodontic Calculus: Foundational Business Mathematics” on Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 a.m. This fast-paced presentation will begin with a review of the current consumer market for orthodontics and how it affects your practice positioning. It will also include an illustration of the relationships between key financial and operational data needed to examine practice health, a general review of overhead targets, and a discussion regarding some of the trends seen in today’s growing practices.

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Orthodontic Partnership Seminar Announced

Bentson Clark & Copple Partnership SeminarPartnerships are on the rise. They are one of the fastest growing practice types throughout the United States. However, creating a successful partnership between two dental professionals isn’t easy – it’s more than just a handshake. Clear expectations and a solid financial plan are the keys to a smooth transition. Establishing effective and inclusive partnerships takes time. It is important to create the right framework from the start and review both the structure and process of the partnership on an ongoing basis.

If you have considered adding an orthodontic partner or even a pediatric dentist to your practice, we invite you to attend a full-day lecture, hosted by Bentson Clark & Copple, which will focus on the key elements of partnerships from a panel of distinguished experts with first-hand experience.

Building a Lifelong Partnership is scheduled for Friday, June 19th from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the O. Henry Hotel, located in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina. This educational lecture will focus on the business of building a lifelong, successful partnership. From the legal aspects of creating a partnership to the physical building requirements needed for a partnership, our guest speakers will offer their first-hand experience of long-term partnerships with both orthodontists and pediatric dentists. Many topics will be discussed, including the different types of partnerships, considerations in building a partnership and how to locate a partner.

The lecture will close with an open forum, panel discussion, where you may pose questions to the Bentson Clark & Copple team and guest presenters regarding anything partnership-related. Scheduled to present are Chris Bentson; Doug Copple, CVA; Dr. Jeffrey Johnson; Joyce Matlack, RDH, ASID; Dr. Michael F. Nelson; Shannon Patterson, CPR; Dr. Ronald K. Risinger and Daniel Sroka, JD.

Bring your potential orthodontic partner, future pediatric dental partner and/or your spouse to this event. Registration is open now. Early bird rates of $499 are available before March 1, 2015. Registration fees will increase to $599 after that date.


NESO: A Revolutionary Learning Experience

We’re heading north to attend the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists’ (NESO’s) 93rd Annual Meeting, November 6-9. This year’s meeting theme is Connecticut Still Revolutionary Orthodontics Is Evolutionary. We are honored and excited to be a part of this annual event that represents over 1,250 members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Canadian Provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

At this year’s event Bentson Clark & Copple will not only be exhibiting (booth #515), but Chris Bentson is honored to be a part of the “Joining, Acquiring, or Selling an Orthodontic Practice: Ask the Experts” presentation. This is a joint lecture from three of the orthodontic industry’s transition planning leaders: Chris Bentson, Roger Hill and Dr. Eric Ploumis. This two-part, half-day educational lecture is scheduled for Friday, November 7 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm (with a 30-min scheduled break).

Chris’ portion of this lecture will review the current consumer market for orthodontics and how it affects your practice positioning. His presentation will include a description of the transition process, an illustration of the relationships between key financial and operational data needed to examine practice health and a general review of overhead targets. In addition, a few of the current trends seen in today’s growing practices will be discussed.

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As mentioned above, plan to stop by our booth while attending the event. We will be happy to speak with you if you are considering the possibility of a practice valuation, practice transition, partnership, relocation or the sale of your complete/partial practice. If you are undecided about your future, we would be more than happy to discuss your options and help guide you in the best direction for your practice and future endeavors.

Reaching Your Goals at GORP 2014

GORP 2014One of our favorite events each year is the Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program (GORP), which is right around the corner (July 31–August 3). Our bags are packed, our flight has been confirmed and we are ready to exhibit on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Want to win a Nike Fitbit at the event?!  We will be holding a special soccer-themed contest at our booth. Stop by our table and learn how to enter.

In addition, Shannon Patterson, our Director of Practice Opportunities & Executive Recruiting, will be on hand to speak with you regarding purchasing an orthodontic practice, seeking an associateship position or entering into an employment situation. She can register you in our database of practice opportunities, which allows us to provide potential opportunity matches as they come to light, based on your specific geographic preferences and future ownership desires.

Each resident is also encouraged to contribute to Bentson Clark & Copple’s 2014 Annual Resident Survey. A QR code will be displayed at the booth, which allows easy online access to the survey. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at our exhibit booth, so be sure to stop by.

Resident Webinar Announced: Transition from Residency into Practice

Take control of the future of your orthodontic career! Doug Copple will discuss how to successfully transition from residency into an established orthodontic practice, in his upcoming free resident webinar, Practice Valuation & Transition – Part 2. This webinar is scheduled for Monday, March 31 at 8:30PM EST.

Information will be presented on current purchase prices, and comparative practice data will be provided to illustrate benchmarks and trends. There will be an extensive conversation regarding cash flow pro-formas, one of the most important documents in a transition. A number of other general topics will be discussed including types of practice transitions, where to obtain financing and understanding the basics of a practice valuation. The webinar will conclude with a brief question and answer session.

This webinar is one of the many scheduled presentations that are part of the Ortho2’s Cutting Edge Webinar Series. This series will provide knowledge in helping to run a future orthodontic practice. This webinar series is being hosted exclusively for residents, recent grads and Ortho2 users, at no charge. If you have a desire to learn more from an elite group of experienced orthodontic professionals, you’ll want to take advantage of this free series that has everything you need to know to operate a successful orthodontic practice. Webinars occur weekly at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific and last approximately one hour.

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