2024 AAO Annual Session

05/03/2024 - 05/06/2024


You're invited to join us at the 2024 AAO Annual Session in New Orleans. If you're contemplating a practice valuation, transition, partnership, or relocation, we extend a warm invitation to visit us at the Bentson Copple & Associates Booth (#1622) in the Exhibit Hall. Our team will be on hand to provide expert guidance and insight tailored to your specific needs and aspirations. Whether you're seeking clarity on your future path or exploring various opportunities, we're here to offer personalized advice and support to ensure your practice and future endeavors thrive.   


Our team will be attending the In-Person Orthodontic Career Fair on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00pm- 3:00pm. Shane Burden and Shannon Patterson will be available to chat about available practice opportunities. Whether you are a resident approaching the completion of your orthodontic program, an experienced doctor seeking a new opportunity, or looking to purchase a practice - we would love to chat during the Fair. The event is located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Great Hall Foyer.  


On Sunday, May 5 at 3:30pm, Chris Bentson will be presenting, The Future of the Specialty: Evolution of Business Practices, Cultural Changes & Observations on Practice Metrics; Sponsored in part by AAOF. His presentation is derived from 30+ years of experiences as an on-the-ground observer of orthodontic practices in North America and the corporate entities that exist today. This lecture will review how the orthodontic specialty has evolved (and continues to transform) in three key areas: business practices, cultural changes in the consumer and inside the walls of the practice, and observations on practitioners’ stress levels. There will be a forward look at how the specialty will continue evolve and what the future holds in these three areas. The lecture will conclude with observations on happiness relating to a person's financial outcomes and decisions.


After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how key operating and financial metrics have changed over the last 30 years and anticipate continual changes during the next decade, based on predictions.
  • Recognize the 30+ years of changes in consumer decision making regarding orthodontic care, and what both current and future consumers will be asking in the future when considering treatment.
  • Understand you are not alone when it comes to the overall stress and pressure required to succeed in small business; gain a personal perspective from research studies and measure happiness.


Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
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