OUR SCHOOLS:  Quality Dental Care for all HPS Students in our 17 School-based Dental Clinics

OUR SCHOOLS: Quality Dental Care for all HPS Students in our 17 School-based Dental Clinics

Get ready for February!  It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.  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.

Our Dental Clinics, located in seventeen 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. 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 healthy smile.

  • 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.

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.

Dental Hygienist, Blanca Alban of our dental clinics helps a student.

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 award-winning 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.

Ms Alban reflects, “Our young students who grow up with our dental clinics in their schools gain and retain knowledge about how important dental care is for their overall health.  We see them return to our high school based clinics regularly.  These clinics truly are invaluable.”

All done!  Ms. Alban takes the student back to her classroom.

Our 17 school-based dental clinics are located in:

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 School                      860-695-5606

Hartford Public High School   860-695-1363

Thirman L. Milner School       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 School   860-695-4966

SAND Elementary School 860-695-5056

Simpson-Waverly School   860-695-5165

West Middle School 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 or visit our webpage.

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