who we are
We are the CMDA Dental Residency Plus at Christ Community Health Services. We are a partnership between the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and Christ Community Health Services.
Meet our residents & program grads:
the christian medical & dental associations
Christian Medical & Dental Associations motivates, educates and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God by:
- serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ's love and compassion to all peoples, and
- advancing biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and to our culture
Because of this mission CMDA sees The [+] Program as a vital training opportunity to equip Christian doctors to carry out their vision - Transformed Doctors, Transforming the World. CMDA envisions programs like the one at Christ Community Health Services in Memphis starting in other US locations and across the world.
Christ Community health services
Christ Community Health Services is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) with 8 locations in Memphis communities of greatest need. Founded in 1995 as a small medical clinic, it has grown to serve more than 50,000 unique patients every year through the 6 medical locations, 5 dental locations, a Women's Health Center, a Mobile Medical Van for the homeless, and 5 pharmacies.
our residents and faculty live in the neighborhoods near our clinics. we believe it is by being neighbors to our patients that we begin to truly understand their lives and are best able to extend the healing hand of jesus.
Residents will spend half of their clinical time at the University of Tennessee Dental School Facilities during Year 1. The rest of their time will be spent at one of the two Christ Community sites that host residents - the Broad Avenue Dental Center and the Hickory Hill Dental Center. Our administrative offices are located in the heart of Memphis at:
2595 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
Located in music and culture-rich Memphis, TN, Christ Community focuses on the following key neighborhoods:
- South Memphis
- Binghampton and the Heights
- Orange Mound
- Hickory Hill
Our providers, staff and residents have come to love Memphis and call it home. In many cases, our physicians and staff have relocated with their families to live near the patients they serve during the week. We will strategically place our residents in one of these neighborhoods. To learn more about our great city, visit choose901 to find out why you should join us in Memphis.