Like I used to tell Diane, you have to know where you’ve been to jive to where you’re going. Which is why, when we began dating, I provided her with a list of references.
That’s why I’ve started Tistory Tuesday – a multi-part series documenting the history of our noble profession, from Earth’s creation 6,000 years ago to today.
Dentists have held an important role in society throughout human history. As a matter of fact, studies show that early Assyrians chose their leaders based on who had the best smiles. In Ancient Egypt, before Pharoahs were said to be part god and part king, they were said to “have tith [teeth] that shown as brightly as the eye of Ra, and sharper than the crocodile’s cunning.”
But of all the important inventions that separate modern ToothJocks from our ancestors, there’s one that stands head and shoulders above the rest – or should I say, collar and sleeve? Of course, I’m referring to the labcoat.
The lab coat is a symbol of learning in Argentina, where it is worn by students.
But how did the labcoat catch on in America? Well, like all our best music, it really caught on in the 1960s.