#Fashion Faux Pas

Do you ever think about your dentist’s unpolished shoes while lying in his dental chair?

*In 1951,a dentist in Middlesex, England, refused to see male patients who presented to his practice without wearing a tie. It is unclear whether this attitude was attributed to an inborn obsessive personality trait, or if it evolved from years of dental training, which involved the implementation of strict personal hygiene measures.

How times have changed…these days we live in a society that tends to be somewhat more laid back. Some dentists are even known to practise unshaven (the men, of course), wearing a t- shirt, jeans, and sneakers.

What are your thoughts on today’s dental fashion?


*Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle, Friday 9 February 1951


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