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!