An annual celebration of your dental hygienist
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
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:
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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!
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We acknowledge the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnabeg Nation as the traditional owners and guardians of the lands of the CDHA national office.
Nigì kikenindànànàn iyo nìgànì ondamitàwini wìbidikewogamig padakising Màmìwininì Anishinàbeg odakìwàng neyàgadawendamòdjig kaye ega wìkàd kàmìgiwewàdj iyo akì.