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Illinois Society of Orthodontists  

November 3, 2023

Lecture for Doctors 

Registration/Breakfast 7:30am-8:30 am

Lecture 8:30 am-1:00 pm 

Break/Business Meeting 10:30 am

Networking Cocktail Hour Immediately Following

Maggiano's Little Italy, Oak Brook, IL

4 CEU Hours


The Three Orthodontic Career Stages & How to Succeed in Each



Orthodontics is an exciting and rewarding profession! While each doctor’s career is different, there is a similar professional path. There are three common career stages in one's journey - from residency, to mid-career, to retirement - each stage presents new challenges and unique growth opportunities. Not only do these stages apply to personal development but to your physical orthodontic practice; in fact, they go hand and hand. Chris Bentson will focus on what you need to know within each stage regarding making educated career decisions, operating a successful practice, adapting as market and technology changes occur, and transitioning when the time is right. In this presentation, he will discuss the three career stages by age and offer tips to help you and your orthodontic practice succeed in each segment.


Chris Bentson’s Bio:

Chris Bentson is a partner of Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company serves the orthodontic community by performing practice valuations, providing recruiting services, and negotiating transactions with both buyers and sellers. Chris has been working with orthodontists regarding the business aspects of their practices for over thirty years, and was recently awarded the "Outstanding Contribution to the Specialty Award by a Non-Orthodontist" from the AAO. He spends much of his time working within the orthodontic industry. He currently serves as President of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF). In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer at AAO meetings, regional orthodontic society meetings, orthodontic resident programs, study clubs, and orthodontic user meetings. Chris has authored dozens of articles published on the business of orthodontics in numerous orthodontic trade publications. Chris has personally visited over one thousand orthodontic practices in the United States, Canada, and Australia during his career. He enjoyed excellent relationships with consultants and vendors within the orthodontic community. 







Friday, November 3, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Maggiano's Little Italy 
240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Registration and Breakfast opens at 7:30 am.

Lecture starts at 8:30 am.  

NOTE:  Lecture ends at 1:00 pm, with a coffe break/business meeting at 10:30 am and a Networking Cocktail Hour immediately following lecture.  

Refund Policy:  all cancellations must be received in writing by October 27th, 2023 for a full refund (less credit card processing fee).