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I never would have known

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Freddy King, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. Freddy King

    Freddy King Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    A dental assistant recently told me she is continually being invited to attend, for a substantial sitting fee, dental seminars on new products. As she explained it, these seminars are designed to sell product to a captive audience and pay quite a bit of money for your attention. All you have to do is go and listen for the full time.

    She mentioned a similar invitation is always open to any dentist, and that hourly compensation for dentists is jaw-droppingly high. This makes sense when you consider the opportunity cost of potential income the dentist sacrifices when away from private practice.

    I just thought it was interesting that you could get paid well to sit and listen to product presentations. A few more benefits of a dental education.
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  3. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Where in the US is the dental assistant listening to these lectures? An interesting idea, I never knew about this or heard about it around here!
  4. fourpointohoh

    fourpointohoh Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    What's the "jaw-dropping" fee?
  5. Freddy King

    Freddy King Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    I believe it was Indianapolis or maybe Chicago - she was out of town somewhere in the Midwest. I didn't ask actual compensation. She just said it was an awful lot of money, and that they must move a lot of product.

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