Dentists with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the AEGD program: dental graduates from institutions in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and who have passed Part I of the National Dental Board Examination. Successful completion of Part II and eligibility for licensure in Maine are required prior to admittance to the program.

Selection criteria include: Didactic and clinical achievements, extramural experience, interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in general practice dentistry. Every effort is made to recruit qualified dentists from health professional shortage areas or dentists who profess a desire to serve in these areas.


PCHC's twelve-month residency is specifically focused on increasing the clinical knowledge, skills, and experience of new family nurse practitioners, providing them with a positive transitional experience from school to practice, and an opportunity to fine-tune skills under the guidance of an experienced mentor.


This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employer under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). PCHC is a FTCA Deemed Facility.