University of New Haven, M.S. Healthcare Administration, Expected 2017
University of New Haven, B.S. Dental Hygiene, 2007
Norwalk Community College, A.A. Liberal Arts, 2004
Adriana Fields is the Laboratory Coordinator and a Junior Clinical Instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program. She has been an instructor in the dental hygiene program since 2012. Adriana graduated from the University of New Haven Dental Hygiene program with a B.S. in 2007 and has experience in general and pediatric dentistry. Adriana also serves on the University of New Haven Dental Hygiene Advisory Board.
What do you think makes the University of New Haven DH program unique?
"The dental hygiene faculty and various clinical experience opportunities make this program a very unique experience. The faculty are amazing and the numerous external clinical rotations and study away opportunities really make for a well-rounded dental experience."
What do you like most about the profession of dental hygiene?
"I love educating patients about their oral health and seeing them take control of that aspect of their healthcare. Too often, dental care is seen as a luxury or cosmetic. Seeing the “light bulb” go off with patients (and students) about the importance of good oral health and the implications on their overall health is what I like the most."