I believe dentistry is one of the greatest health-care professions because you have little, if any, competition except with other dentists. No other health-care provider to my knowledge enjoys this distinction. I am an Optometrist and love my job but I have enormous competition from Ophthalmologist, Opticians, Family Doctors, Physician Assistants etc (and anyone else who gets board and would like to treat red eyes). The same is true for Podiatrist who have competition from Orthopedic MD's, Family doc., PA.s etc. Chiropractors have competition with Orthopedics, Family docs., P.A.'s etc. I think only Dentists enjoy this great lack of competition. You won't find a family doctor or anyone else messing with teeth (to my knowledge). Am I wrong? You guys got it pretty great from my view!