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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!

[+] Overview

Residency Year

Complete the Lutheran Medical Center AEGD Residency in Memphis, TN while living in community and receiving clinical training at Christ Community Health Services (CCHS).

[+]  1 and  [+] 2 Years

Hired as a dentist at CCHS for 2 years with a month-long international rotation, training other residents, learning about practice management and growing in leadership.

Benefits of the Program

  • Join a tight community of like-minded residents and others associated with Christ Community Health Services
  • Earn an AEGD certificate from Lutheran Medical Center
  • Receive a $40,000 stipend as a resident
  • Intensive clinical training with a mentor dentist in an urban dental clinic among the underserved
  • Access to training opportunities through the nationwide CMDA network
  • Upon completion of the AEGD Residency, join Christ Community as a full-time dentist for [+] 1 and [+] 2 Years with a salary based on average compensation in other community health centers
  • Eligible for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps in [+] 1 and [+] 2 Years
  • One month paid international rotation in [+] 1 Year
  • Intensive practice management and residency program leadership in [+] 2 Year
  • Be commissioned out to serve others through dentistry in the name of Jesus at our annual resident retreat



2014 CMDA Dental Residents
Elise Rich and Jennifer Perry

2015 CMDA Dental Residents
Monique Trice and Josephine Verlanic