2016 Colouring Contest Winners are...

Winners received Toys R Us gift cards and kids oral health prize packs from Sunstar G•U•M for the the NDHW™ 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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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 annualy 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. View document

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

National Dental Hygienists Week 2016

NEW! Purple Power Media Challenge: use our publicity tips, media release, and feature articles or your own ideas to pitch oral health stories to your local media. $500 cash prize!

We hope it’s already on your calendars! National Dental Hygienists Week 2016 #NDHW16 takes place April 9-15. Thanks to the sponsorship of TD Insurance, Dentsply 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!

Check out our celebration ideas and start planning now. All those who register their planned activities (big or small) on our website by March 31 will be entered in a draw for a $500 cash prize to help support their event.

The 4th annual NDHW Plaque A. Tack colouring contest is back.

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 15,000 Facebook fans #15in16.

Highlights of NDHW™ 2015

Future Dates

2017: April 8-14
2018: April 7-13