What is National Dental Hygienists Week™?

The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, celebrated annually in the second week of April. 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 sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). The week's theme, "Oral Health for Total Health" reminds all of us that taking care of our mouth, teeth and gums positively impacts on other aspects of our lives.

NDHW™ Greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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NDHW™ Greetings from Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. View document

The 2017 Colouring Contest

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We are pleased to provide members, parents, teachers, media and others with access to a variety of materials and resources to assist in the promotion and celebration of National Dental Hygienists Week

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National Dental Hygienists Week 2017

We hope it’s already on your calendars! National Dental Hygienists Week 2017 #NDHW17 takes place April 8-14. Thanks to the sponsorship of TD Insurance, Dentsply Sirona and Sunstar G•U•M, this year’s festivities will be even bigger than ever with lots of cash and prizes to be given away!

The 5th annual NDHW Plaque A. Tack colouring contest is back.

NEW! Dental Hygienist Poster Contest!

Participate in National Dental Hygienists Week™ this year by designing a poster you can share with #DHpurplepride. Win a $500 cash prize and we’ll post all the entries for you to download and use.
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NEW! Celebrate on Social Media!

Add an #NDHW17 frame to your social media profile pictures at
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Put Your Purple On 2017

Put your Purple On campaign powered by PHILIPS Sonicare and PHILIPS ZOOM!. Show your professional pride by using our poster and tagging and posting purple themed photos with #DHpurplepride on social media to win $500 cash and other great product prizes.

Our Facebook challenge is also back aiming for 17,000 Facebook fans #17in17.

Future Dates

2018: April 7-13
2019: April 6-12