Just the mention of the word dentist can strike fear in some of the toughest people on earth.
But here’s some good news about the profession.
Thousands of them are in Honolulu right now to talk about the latest techniques for the dreaded root canal.
It’s the American Association of Endodontists meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center and they brought cash.
The conference is expected to create about $13 million in visitor spending and $1.3 million in state tax money.