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