• Develop advanced skills in the diagnosis and treatment of tooth loss with removable and fixed appliances.
  • Increase the resident’s knowledge base regarding dental materials.
  • Increase the resident’s experience with communicating with lab technicians.
  • Advance resident’s knowledge and/or understanding of implant restoration.
  • Introduce and/or broaden residents knowledge regarding the indications and limitations of pre-prosthetic surgery (eg. Tori removal, exostosis reduction, ridge preservation surgery).

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.