Celebrate National Dental Hygienists Week TM

An annual celebration of your dental hygienist

The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, celebrated annually April 4-10. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession, this annual event is organized by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA).

Every April thousands of Canadian dental hygienists get out and promote awareness of oral health in their communities. Speaking with the media, writing press releases, sharing on social networks, setting up displays in local malls or libraries, and other options for spreading the word. Getting the message out into the community and making a difference, raising the profile of the profession and highlighting the value of dental hygienists.

Kids' Colouring Contest

Our contest was a huge success this year with 2,744 entries received from across Canada in three age categories. The winners received Toys R Us gift certificates and oral care gift packs from Sunstar G•U•M® and Crayola. Congratulations to:

5 and under

Louisa Priyal Catalina

6-9 years old

Lúcia Leanne Chi

10-13 years old

Lauren Pranjal Olivia

Free Stuff!

Kids Activity Sheet

8.5"x11" PDF Page

Brushing Chart

8.5"x11" PDF Page

Kids' Poster



Kids' Healthy Smile Certificate

8.5x11" PDF page

Top 10 Oral Health Tips



Door Hangers

8.5x11" PDF page

Teeth Trivia

8.5x11" PDF page

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!