The PCHC Dental Residency program provides fully accredited training which incorporates dentistry with other fields of medicine to prepare residents for implementing a Patient Centered Medical Home model of care.

PCHC’s Dental Residency program is the highest-paid dental residency program in the country, with dental residents earning an annual salary of $60,000 — plus a $5,000 bonus after 90 days in the program!
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Residents develop the full range of skills needed to evaluate, plan and treat patients that are referred from a variety of clinical settings including: our large dental center, a rural practice, private practices, hospital operating rooms and emergency rooms. Patients are referred from a homeless shelter, two school based health clinics, a public housing health clinic, our HIV/AIDs center, pediatrics, and family medicine.

The complexity of the curriculum of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program is considered by the residents and faculty to be a strength. The residents provide a full range of preventive and restorative dental care. Each resident works full time with didactic training interspersed throughout the year long training. Each has his/her own fully equipped operatory with dental assistants and hygienists prepping or aiding in the dental procedures.

Specialty training under the supervision of faculty specialists in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and orthodontics is offered. Advanced services included in the program are implant placement, implant restoration, advanced surgical procedures including removal of wisdom teeth, complex root canal treatments, soft and hard tissue periodontics procedures, orthodontic arch preservation and space maintenance. Additionally, the residents staff the walk-in emergency clinic. The walk-in clinic was established to help alleviate Emergency Department visits at local hospitals, and to give the residents experience in acute dental treatment.

The American Dental Association (ADA) requires third party comments from those interested in the accredited program. All comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.
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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.