• Diagnose and treat trauma, infection, and pain associated with the oromaxillofacial complex and its associated anatomical structures.
  • Manage emergent situations in special needs or medically complex patients.
  • Recognize predisposing conditions that might lead to systemic emergencies during routine dental treatment.
  • Differentiate cases which may require specialist collaboration or referral for definitive treatment.

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.