Dentistry with a Purpose
At the CMDA Dental Residency Plus we believe that God has commissioned all of us to use our talents and skills to love and serve others. Because of this commission, we believe that the integrity and character of our providers is equally important as their dental skill. The values that we promote among our dentists are:
- Christ-Centered | 1 Peter 4:11
In all things we make Jesus Christ the center and focus of what we do. It is through him alone that we give our glory to God.
- Faithfulness | Matthew 24:36-51
Being faithful in carrying out our responsibilities. We want to be faithful with the blessings we have been given by blessing others around us.
- Unity | 1 Corinthians 1:10
Working together to effectively advance the mission of Christ Community. We have all been given unique talents and gifts that can be used to meet and minister to the needs of our patients.
- Service | Mark 10:45
Committing to serve the needs of our patients, their families, our co-workers, and all people we encounter. We are here to minister to them and show them the same compassion, grace, and kindness God has shown us.
- Excellence | Colossians 3:23
Striving for excellence in the care and services we provide. We desire to provide quality health care services to the underserved in the context of distinctively Christian service.
- Courage | 2 Timothy 1:7
Training to provide care to the underserved domestically and internationally requires a courageous heart. We desire to equip individuals with the courage to face injustice in health care and our communities.
- Joy | Philippians 4:4
In all things we desire to be a glad and joyful people who believe that the promises of God are true and trustworthy. We enjoy what we do and are glad to provide our service to others for the King.
- Mentoring | 2 Timothy 2:2
Everything we have been given is a gift and should be transferred to those around us. We are committed to transferring our knowledge, skills, and good news to those we train to follow after us.
We believe that these values should guide our decisions in our practice both in the clinic and in our homes. These values resonate through the ages and provide a guide post for us in all areas of our life. It is these values that gives us purpose in our work. We use our work to be faithful in the use of the skills, opportunities, and talents we've been give. We use our work of dentistry to provide a just and unified dental care system. We seek to serve those whom no one else will serve. And lastly, we desire to do so in a way that would fit the King of kings.
In all these things, we desire that our graduates would find joy in practicing their profession. Using our gifts and talents at a high level should be fun.
The dental providers and staff at the CMDA Dental Residency Plus 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 with the skills, character and community to share Jesus through dental excellence.