Nail Polish on Female Dentists
Recently, I encountered a great new beauty product: nail polish strips that stay on for up to 10 days with no chipping. If you’re a female reading this, you know that is incredible. This product got me thinking, however, about the appropriateness of nail color on a natural nail as a dental professional. I decided to conduct a small survey to gauge general opinion on the matter.
When I polled my friends and younger classmates, they overwhelmingly responded that as long as the practitioner was wearing gloves, nail polish was fine with them. I even had a few go as far as to say that a well-manicured woman looks like she has got her stuff together. There were, however, a few who responded that they wanted nice clean nails on someone who would be putting their hands in their mouths.
I then turned to some of my favorite faculty, including some really “old school” male doctors. They thought nail color was something to be frowned upon, and insisted that patients like clean nails. As a student and young professional, as well as someone who fancies herself stylish, my curiosity won out and I applied the strips. From now on, however, I’ll think twice before applying the next great shade. What do you think about nail polish on female dentists?