Our Dental Clinics, located in many of our schools, are full service, modern, state of the art facilities. We provide cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants, restorations, root canals, space maintainers, extractions, examinations, free toothbrushes, and more. Your students do not have to miss school for outside dental appointments. They can have their dental needs met during the school day and come home with a smile!

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The Hartford Public Schools Dental Department provides high quality full-service dental care to the school children of our city in order to ensure they are healthy participants in the educational process.

  • Offers full service dental care in 17 in-school dental clinics.
  • Serves students from Pre-K through 12th Grade, including those who are uninsured.
  • Offers preventive dental care and maintenance including sealants and x-ray diagnostics, as well as emergency interventions.
  • Promotes proper home care through regular instruction and reinforcement in brushing and flossing.
  • Provides nutritional counseling to support healthy eating.

About Us:

A student in dental pain is treated promptly in the clinic because we know that a child in pain cannot focus on learning. The parent does not need to transport their child to an outside dental provider, which means the child does not miss precious school hours.

If a child with dental pain does not attend a school with a dental clinic, he/she can be seen by a dentist at a nearby school.  Our dental offices are open on all school days during school hours. We employ 3 full-time dentists, 9 dental hygienists, and 4 dental assistants.

Most patients who participate in our Dental Program are seen on a 6-month recall schedule, which helps maintains good oral health and prevents cavities.  Regular x-rays help the dentist identify dental problems before they become more acute. Sealants prevent decay. Regular instruction and reinforcement in brushing and flossing promotes better home care.  Nutritional counseling at recall appointments reminds the students that healthy eating promotes overall good health.

We have 17 school based dental clinics throughout Hartford that provide quality dental care for our students.

Asian Studies @ Bellizzi          860-695-2427

Early Reading @ Betances      860-695-2844

Bulkeley High School               860-695-1023

Burns Latino Studies Acad.    860-695-2986

F.D. Wish                                    860-695-5606

Hartford Public High School   860-695-1363

Thirman L. Milner                     860-695-4415

Kinsella School for Performing Arts  860-695-4191

McDonough Expeditionary Learning School   860-695-4266

M D Fox  Elementary 860-695-7735

ML King Elementary 860-695-4005

Moylan Expeditionary Learning School  860-695-4507

Parkville Community School    860-695-4729

Maria Sanchez   860-695-4966

Sand  Elementary School 860-695-5056

Simpson-Waverly   860-695-5165

West Middle 860-695-5492

If your school does not have a dental clinic, please call one of the clinic phone numbers listed on this brochure and a member of the dental department will assist you in making an appointment.

We accept Husky and private insurance.


For more information about our School-Based Health Centers and our Dental Program, please call the Health Services Department at 860-695-8780.

Every Smile Counts (pdf) – Read about how you can help your child develop good dental and oral health.