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The Propreneur Podcast with Dino Watt

Feb 11, 2020

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 spends much of his time working within the orthodontic industry; he currently serves as a committee member for the AAOFTT (American Association Of Orthodontists’ Future Think Tank), an advisory committee member for The AAO Bulletin, an advisory board member for Ortho4D, and board member of the AAOF (American Association of Orthodontists Foundation). 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.

In addition, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bentson Copple reSource, a quarterly newsletter focused on the business aspects of running a successful orthodontic practice. Bentson Copple & Associates exclusively provides services to orthodontists, and the reSource is an extension of the company’s commitment to providing valuable business information to orthodontists throughout the nation. Chris has personally visited over one thousand orthodontic practices in the United States, Canada, and Australia during his 30-year career. He enjoys excellent relationships with consultants and vendors within the orthodontic community.



One of the greatest challenges that private practices are now facing is Growth. Here are some things that you can do to make your practice grow:

  1. Communicate differently to your patients (Remote exams, text message, etc.)
  2. Create a culture in the office that feels like you.
  3. Prepare a two-tiered pricing.



  1. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg


For more information on Chris Bentson and his services, you can visit their website at



Dino Watt is a dynamic, highly sought after keynote speaker, private practice business advisor, best selling author, and certified body language and communication expert.

As a business relationship expert, Dino understands that people are the heart of any business. His interactive training style will bring your audience to roaring laughter and move them to tears. Whether he is training on C.O.R.E Culture, Sales and Sales Support, or Making love and business work, your audience will rave about Dino and the energy he brings to every event.

Dino has spoken for MKS, American Association of Orthodontists, PCSO, Pitts Progressive Study Group, The Shulman Study Club, Keller Williams, Sotheby’s, DentalTown, Ortho2, OrthoVoice, and many others.

Out of all the accolades Dino has received, the one he is proudest of is title of PHD, Passionate Husband and Dad. Dino has been married to his wife Shannon for 24 years and together they have raised 3 amazing adults.