• Learn the indications for free gingival grafts and gain experience performing graft surgery.
  • Gain proficiency in various suture techniques.
  • Increase proficiency in differentiating and treating acute and chronic periodontal lesions.
  • Advance the resident’s fundamental knowledge and proficiency for crown lengthening surgery.
  • 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.