PCHC Dental Residency Program offers an educational experience for graduate dentists to refine and enhance their clinical skills while they provide comprehensive oral health care to patients in our dental health care facility.  In addition, we prepare the resident to deliver dental care in a variety of models, including our school-based and homeless shelter settings.

Throughout our dental residency program, we provide a foundation for the role of the dentist as a member of a multi-disciplinary health care team and enhance interactions with both medical and dental colleagues to facilitate and improve total health.

The PCHC Dental Residency program also prepares our residents to individualize the delivery of oral health care through our emphasis on diagnosis and treatment planning.  We consider the entire patient as a whole and integrate our management of oral disease with a patient’s medical and social determinants of health.

The dental residents receive training and experience at a level of skill and complexity beyond that accomplished in pre-doctoral training in each of the required clinical disciplines in the following ways:



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.