Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations, and have a mulicultural team speaking multiple languages. In our latest dental tip we share details on National Dental Hygienists Week and how you can celebrate to promote oral hygiene.

April 4th-10th Is National Dental Hygienists Week

From April 4th-10th, celebrate Dental Hygienists Week! Celebrated annually every April, National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is an important part of Oral Health Month. The goal of NDHW is to reinforce the importance of the dental hygiene profession and to help Canadians better understand a dental hygienist’s vital role in oral health care. 

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW), is sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). Each year, there is a set theme. The theme for this year’s NDHW is “Oral Health for Total Health” to remind Canadians that proper care of teeth and gums has a positive impact on our overall health, and all aspects of our lives.

‘Put Your Purple On!’ Campaign 

Put Your Purple On! encourages people to display their pride in dental hygiene. The colour purple is the official colour of dental professionals, and has been since 1897 when lilac was chosen for the emblem of the National Association of Dental Faculties. Purple has always been the trim colour for grad caps and gowns of dental hygiene graduates, and symbolizes compassion, purpose, and inspiration.

Purple Landmarks

In celebration of NDHW, keep an eye out for municipal landmarks that will be lit purple. Landmarks in our Saskatchewan community that will paint the country purple include: 

SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon – April 4

The Atlas Hotel, Regina – April 4 to 10

Regina City Hall, Regina – April 4 to 10

National Dental Hygienists Week Celebration Ideas

Help create awareness of oral health and the profession of dental hygiene! This National Dental Hygienists week, wear purple clothing to commemorate our dental professionals and take a group photo. Show your appreciation for the dental hygiene professionals in your life, and be sure to thank them for all they contribute to your oral health care experience. 

Dental Hygienists play a vital role in our oral health, which contributes to our overall health. Maintaining our health would not be possible without the help of dedicated professionals. This National Dental Hygienists Week, join us in recognizing our fabulous dental hygienists for the value they add to oral health care and help raise the profile of their profession.

Remember that good oral health habits start at home and we encourage you to visit us once a year for a full checkup and examination. Oral health is closely tied to your overall health and wellness and often we can identify issues before they become problems.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


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