• Gain proficiency in routine and surgical exodontia procedures.
  • Gain exposure to advanced surgical procedures, such as I&D, soft tissue biopsy, sinus perforation repairs, and large tori removal.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat chronic and acute dental abnormalities.
  • Advance the resident’s knowledge of dental implant placement.
  • Gain exposure to the utilization of inhalation sedation under the supervision of the Oral Surgery faculty.
  • 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.