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What's the deal with nail polish?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by phantasmagoriun, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. phantasmagoriun

    phantasmagoriun Car Ramrod 5+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    The Dirty Jerz
    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?
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  3. toothfairy85

    toothfairy85 Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    I know they have to be short in clinic. Not sure about the whole painted thing though.
  4. airsimon

    airsimon 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Take this for what it's worth (probably different at every school) but my wife during dental hygiene school had to keep her nails short and couldn't have them painted.
  5. gryffindor

    gryffindor 10+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Manicures get destroyed really fast in dentistry with all those gloves coming on and off all day. :(
  6. phantasmagoriun

    phantasmagoriun Car Ramrod 5+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    The Dirty Jerz
    Yeah I kinda figured that... I don't get my nails done at a salon though, I just paint them myself, but from the responses, it doesn't seem to look like I'll be able to do that. :(
  7. geometric-pain

    geometric-pain 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    whats kind of funny is that some of our old-school profs have manicured, short nails with a clear coat of polish on them - good ol' gloveless dentistry habits I guess.
  8. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    vallejo, CA
    I remember my school had dress coat that does not allow nail polish. Still, I wear them all the time. No body told me to go take the polish off

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