There's a dental anesthesiologist finishing up his training at my program who is flat out boasting about how he's setting up an ambulatory practice, having people (other anesthesiologists) work for him, and of course, taking some off the top. That's fine since that's how many businesses seem to run anyway...you've got the worker bees and the queen bee(s). My issue is this- WHY ARE OUR PROGRAMS TRAINING OTHER PROFESSIONS TO DO WHAT WE DO?? Are we not cheapening ourselves? Moreover, there are no practice restrictions once this sub-group finish their "dental anesthesia" training. Shouldn't we MDAs define our territory? Or better yet, stop training these so called "dental anesthesiologists", and keep our demand up. I'm not trying to start a riot here but it's obvious our / ASA's lack of practice definitions and parameters is making it to loose and continues to add to the threat of our field being viewed as "easy". Maybe I should write this to the ASAPAC but what do you guys/gals think?