Christian Dental Association®
CMDA's Dental Ministries is dedicated to encouraging and supporting dentists in living out their Christian faith in their professional and personal lives. We are an outreach that encourages and supports dental professionals and students as they strive to integrate their Christian faith into all aspects of their lives, while providing opportunities for training and equipping.
We are expanding our ministry, services and resources for our dental members, as well as intensifying our outreach in dental schools across the country. Students are an integral part of our ministry. Top leaders in dentistry from across the nation come together at the Emerging Leaders in Dentistry Symposium to train dental students to become a Christ-centered leader. Resources specific to students can be found at cmda.org/student-life.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Dr. William Griffin serves as the Vice President for Dental Ministries at CMDA. A member of CMDA since dental school, he has served on the Dental Advisory Council since 2013. He averages about four dental mission trips each year, and also serves as the Director of CMDA’s Faith Prescriptions Resource. He enjoys opportunities to communicate the love of Christ, domestically and internationally, through healthcare.
Dr. Katie Musser serves as CMDA’s Residency (+) Liaison. She is a general dentist in Memphis, TN and has worked at a distinctly Christian Federally Qualified Health Center. Dr. Musser is a graduate of CMDA’s Dental Residency (+) program and has also served on the program’s faculty. She and her family live an intentionally missional lifestyle alongside other like-minded individuals.
CMDA expanded its Dental Ministries in partnership with the late Dr. Pete Dawson, and the chair position was renamed in his honor. An immensely popular dentist and lecturer, Dr. Dawson founded The Dawson Academy, a renowned training center that has provided continuing dental education courses for practicing dental professionals for more than 30 years.
Our ministries come to their most important focus at the community level where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out their faith in Christ together. Through our local ministry groups, we bring the healthcare community of Christ followers together to connect for discipleship outreach through local and international ministries and personal accountability. Contact your Regional Dental Coordinator today to learn more about how to connect with other CMDA members in your local area.
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Dental Residency [+]
CMDA Dental Residency [+] is preparing a generation of dental disciples to go throughout the United States and the World providing excellent quality dental care to the poor in the name of Jesus.
The dental providers and staff at the CMDA Dental Residency [+] believe we are commissioned by Christ to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. (Eph. 4:11-13) Our work is to prepare dentists to serve the dental needs of the poor in urban centers of the United States and the far reaches of the globe. We equip dentists not with gear, but skills, character and community that will last much longer.
Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has joined forces with Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) to equip dental disciples for service!
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OUR MONTHLY PODCAST
Our dental audio, video and print resources are specifically designed to give you the knowledge and tools you need to effectively serve the Lord in your life and your dental community. These are only just a small selection of the resources available through CMDA, so please visit CMDA's Resources for more information.