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.