SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Can you wear it? Is it forbidden? This might seem like a dumb girly question but it came to mind. I happen to be a person that likes to keep my nails short, groomed and painted. I'm not saying I get professional manicures every 3 days or anything but I do like the look of painted nails and I tend to always keep them that way. I was wondering if you are allowed to paint your nails in dental school or if they always have to be short and bare?