Music to The Ears of Orthodontic Residents

Music to the Ears of Orthodontic ResidentsAs Steven Tyler of Aerosmith belts out in the chorus of Dream On, his unforgettable raspy voice sings, “Dream on…Dream on…Dream on…Dream until your dreams come true.” Isn’t that what life is really all about, making your dreams come true and reaching for stars in both your personal and professional life? Reaching for your dreams is a common theme heard across all musical genres. Here are just a few musical examples that quickly come to mind:

  • Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti
    This is an inspirational ode to Rocky Balboa; how can you not be motivated to reach for your goals after hearing this tune?

However, along the way, everyone needs a little bit of help obtaining his/her dreams or goals. Help in overcoming the roadblocks that might be encountered. Help tackling any setbacks that might happen along the journey. Help maintaining the inspiration to keep one’s goal in sight. Help in overcoming all forms of discouragement. When it comes to obtaining career goals, help comes in a variety of outlets, from one-on-one connections, to educational opportunities, to lifetime mentorship (just to name a few).

Let’s focus on one excellent learning opportunity created solely to help residents focused on their future orthodontist career. For over 28 years, the Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program (GORP) has been an educational outreach designed to arm residents with the tools needed to become a successful orthodontist. The 3-day event offers a variety of educational lectures, access to industry vendors, raffles and exciting extracurricular events.

This year, GORP is being held in Cleveland, Ohio (home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – hence the musical inspiration for the blog post), at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown Hotel, August 3-6, 2017!

If you are planning to attend GORP, take a moment to meet Shannon Patterson, CPR, CMSR, Director of Practice Opportunities and Anthony Copple, JD, Transition Specialist. Shannon and Anthony, along with our entire team, are here to provide doctors, both new and established, help in reaching your orthodontic dreams and goals, in terms of your future orthodontic careers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding practice opportunities, placement services, buyer representation services and current market trends.

If you are unsure about the direction of your future orthodontic career, Shannon Patterson, our Orthodontic Placement Specialist, can provide guidance with your career choices and discuss current market trends in the orthodontic industry. She will have a list of our current practice opportunities, including associate positions, equity-minded associate positions and practices for sale throughout the United States. If you have identified a practice purchase opportunity or an opportunity to join an existing practice as a partner, Anthony will be available to address questions you may have regarding buyer representation.

To quote the famous catchphrase of Casey Kasem, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!” Also click here to listen to a great playlist assembled by the Huffington Post about pursuing your dreams; hopefully it will provide inspiration during your orthodontic journey!

Celebrating at the 2017 AAO Annual Session

Dr. Jerry Clark Receives the 2017 AAO Humanitarian Award

Just like you each of you, we enjoy learning about new trends, advancements and the overall health of the orthodontic industry at the AAO Annual Session. As a company, we use events such as these to increase our knowledge and, in turn, pass along this wisdom to the orthodontic community in articles, lectures or during our client transactions.

This year’s annual session was packed with lectures and events that we were honored to take part in. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth in the exhibit hall, attended one of Chris Bentson’s lectures, visited with our team at the Orthodontic Career Fair or participated in the New Orthodontist/Resident Conference.

One of the highlights of this year’s meeting was attending the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony. Our great friend Dr. Jerry Clark, whose name has been associated with us since our company was formed in 2004, received the 2017 Humanitarian Award at this year’s event. He has had an impressive orthodontic career and remained focused throughout on his many philanthropic efforts in the Greensboro, North Carolina community.

He founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Carolina in 1985 and his many years devoted to the organization saw the wishes of more than 5,000 children fulfilled. He is active in the Kiwanis Club and youth soccer coaching. For many years, he has helped feed the homeless at Grace Community Church and has tutored at-risk, inner-city children. He helped found and served more than 10 years as chairman of the board of directors of Journey Resources, a non-profit organization providing spiritual direction to individuals, businesses and churches. In addition, Dr. Clark has participated in many dental and construction oriented mission trips.

We are very proud of Dr. Jerry Clark and congratulate him on his contributions to the specialty and our community.

Click here to read the official press release from the AAO.

3 Reasons to Visit Our Team at the AAO

Visit Bentson Copple at the AAO Annual SessionThe 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.

Bentson Clark & Copple Releases 6th Annual Holiday Video

Our team works hard serving the orthodontic community throughout the year; however, we do have a little fun every now and then! Tag along and enjoy some of the fun and laughter with the Bentson Clark & Copple team as they embark on a musical journey through Greensboro, North Carolina.

Without further ado, we are excited to share the 2016 holiday video for your viewing enjoyment! Click here to watch Bentson Clark & Copple’s 2016 Holiday Carpool Karaoke.

New Bentson Clark & Copple Website Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website, www.bentsonclark.com.

The new mobile-friendly website features a modern design and an easy-to-navigate interface. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been developed using responsive design so it is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices to deliver a better cross-device experience.

“Bentson Clark & Copple is continuously looking for ways to deliver the best experience to our current and potential clients,” said Chris Bentson, Partner of Bentson Clark & Copple. “The website was created to allow easy access for visitors to obtain the information they need when considering the future of one’s orthodontic practice, across any device.”

Over the past few years, the Bentson Clark & Copple team has experienced growth in the Recruiting/Placement Services portion of their business. The new website provides orthodontic clients and candidates valuable resources and information regarding recruiting and placement of orthodontists who are seeking associateships, equity-minded associateships and permanent placement services.

The website also includes the following:

  • Searchable Career Opportunities – Orthodontic residents and doctors seeking career opportunities can search available practice opportunities by geographic location, type and status.
  • Helpful Resources – Browse an array of articles and consultant links for orthodontists of all career stages.
  • Bentson Clark reSource Information – Subscribe or renew one’s subscription, learn what readers and contributors are saying about the publication and read samples of past editions.
  • Blog Posts – Peruse posts offering practical, useful advice and knowledge addressing a variety of topics.

To access our new online experience, simply visit www.bentsonclark.com from your desktop or mobile device. Let us know what you think!

Equity-Minded Orthodontic Associate – Tulsa, Oklahoma

A well-established private orthodontic practice located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is seeking a full-time associate orthodontist.

Tulsa is located in the northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma along the Arkansas River has been named by U.S. News as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities”. The city has a healthy economy with a diverse business base including aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, high technology, healthcare, education, energy and transportation. The communities are known as the Mecca for Arts with masterpieces throughout the city. The area has an array of activities for local residents including Broadway plays and musicals, ballet, opera, beautiful river parks, fishing, kayaking and plenty of family fun activities. The Tulsa public school system is highly rated and the area is also home to several universities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an associate to practice with mentorship from a senior doctor and with a team that provides outstanding clinical care and excellent customer service to their patients in a fun environment. This is a multi-year employment opportunity that could lead to a partnership with the right candidate. The ideal candidate is available by early 2017 and eligible for Oklahoma state licensure (WREB).

To learn more about this and other available orthodontic practice opportunities for orthodontic residents and orthodontists, please forward your CV and letter of interest to Shannon Patterson, Bentson Clark & Copple’s Director of Practice Opportunities & Executive Recruiting. She can be reached via email at shannon@bentsonclark.com or via phone at 1-800-621-4664.

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

Chris Bentson to Speak at 2016 MKS Forum

As 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.