This is a figure that shows the difference between the earning of a dentist and college graduate. There are not values in the figure but a graph of age and earnings with the earning of a dentist depressed in the early career years by additional schooling and foregone earnings, but they have a net monetary gain in later years over the college graduate.

FIGURE 6-14Model of estimating the rate of return to an investment in a dental education

SOURCE: Nash, K.D., and L.J. Brown. 2004. Rate of return from a career as dental school faculty. In L.J. Brown and L.H. Meskin, eds. The Economics of Dental Education. Chicago, IL: ADA, Health Policy Resources Center.

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