Put Your Purple On!
The colour purple is synonymous with dental hygiene, and has been the official colour of dental professionals
since 1897 when lilac was first chosen for the emblem of the National Association of Dental Faculties. Purple
has long been the trim colour for dental hygiene graduates' caps and gowns and is said to signify compassion,
purpose, and inspiration.
Dental hygienists from across the country are being asked to illustrate their passion and pride for the profession
by taking and sharing purple-themed photos throughout the month of April. Flash mob group shots in purple
clothing, purple-themed displays – it's all good! Help create awareness of the profession of dental hygiene
- get out there and PUT YOUR PURPLE ON!