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Dental Sound Bytes

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.


Growing in Christ through Physical Hardship
Dr. Joe Bolil has had more than his share of physical challenges over the past few years, yet he continues to serve as an enthusiastic faculty member at Creighton School of Dentistry.  Hear how the power of Christ has enabled faithfulness, despite the suffering he has endured.    
27:35 4/5/24
The Signals of Transcendence
Author and social critic Os Guinness talks about his latest book called Signals of Transcendence.    
28:14 3/1/24
The GHO Dental Experience
Dr. Bill Griffin shares about the exciting opportunities for dentists to use their skills on GHO mission trips. GHO Trip Calendar:    
34:17 2/5/24
We’ve Got Your Back – Ergonomically Speaking
Providing dental treatment can be a physically tedious pursuit, often leading the dental team into strenuous positions that can compromise the health of our necks, backs, wrists, etc. Dr. Matthew Mattox, a physical therapist, was able to achieve great success in treating his wife Krystal’s ergonomic issues, enabling him to collect a wealth of information that he now provides for other dental personnel.  This podcast can put us all in better position for long-term clinical careers.    
30:14 1/5/24
Dentist Trades Successful Practice for Greater Joy in Rwanda
Dr. Thomas Lee established a successful practice in Southern California, then the Lord used a short-term mission trip to refocus his attention on the great dental needs of Rwanda.    
35:43 11/3/23
Kingdom Growth in Rural Kenya Through Dentistry
For the past three years Dr. Caren Abraham has been working to establish the first dental clinic in a region of Kenya that is home to 350,000 people.  Hear how the Lord is greatly blessing her efforts as the Gospel goes forth through the dentistry she provides.    
23:07 10/6/23
Cajun Campus Advisor
Rather than jumping into retirement, Dr. John Ward chose to follow his private practice days with a faculty position in Cajun country at LSU School of Dentistry.  Dr. Ward also serves as Campus Advisor for CMDA’s student group at LSU.  His vast clinical experience over the years is now contributing to the development of the next generation of dentists and he’s having a blast in the process.    
36:47 9/1/23
Trials and Triumph Through Christ
About a decade ago, Dr. Mark Brunner was diagnosed with a benign inoperable brain tumor.  The physical and mental challenges he faced were overwhelming, but the result has been a closer, deeper walk with his Savior, and also with his wife Stephanie.    
42:33 8/4/23
Dental Incarnational Discipleship
Dr. Katie Musser talks about how God is working to create disciples in dentistry through CMDA’s Dental Residency [+] program in Memphis, Tennessee.    
38:37 7/7/23
WPDC's Dental Champion
The dental component of CMDA’s Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ (WPDC) has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Much of this growth is due to the efforts of Dr. Elisa Ghezzi, who has served CMDA in various capacities for a quarter of a century.  She is passionate about connecting females in dentistry for mutual encouragement and fellowship.    
36:52 6/2/23
Military & Missionary Dentist Moves into Midwest Ministry
Dr. Jonathan Spenn is CMDA’s new Midwest Regional Dental Coordinator, a position which will allow him to energize dental school ministry across his region.  His vast experience providing dental care to the needy domestically and internationally will be a great asset as he works with students and colleagues.  Hear how his zeal to care for others has taken him to 18 different countries in his 15 years as a dentist.    
22:35 5/5/23
Loving Patients Battling Substance Abuse
Drs. Timothy and Nikki Allen to talk about their work serving the underserved, especially those who are struggling with addiction on this podcast episode.    
34:39 4/6/23
Incorporating Spiritual Interventions Into Your Practice
Dr. Cathie Scarbrough talks about bringing your faith into healthcare by incorporating spiritual interventions with Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Bill Griffin in this month’s Dental Sound Bytes podcast, which is a re-release of a prior CMDA Matters episode.    
35:34 3/6/23
Master Dentist, Philanthropist and More
 Dr. Perry Stamatiades, in addition to owning and managing a comprehensive dental practice in Asheville, NC, is a lecturer and author and the creator of a philanthropic entity, Servants of Smiles.    
27:07 2/3/23
Stopping Touchdowns and Tooth Decay
Dr. Terry Schmidt, who spent more than a decade playing in the NFL before becoming a dentist and CMDA member, chats with CMDA’s CEO, Dr. Mike Chupp, and CMDA’s Vice President for Dental Ministries, Dr. Bill Griffin, on this release of a recent CMDA Matters podcast.
31:11 1/6/23
Ministering to Missionaries
For over four decades CMDA has held annual conferences to minister to international missionaries and their families with continuing education and encouragement.  R. Bruce Templeton, DMD, is a key player in this effort drawing upon his dental experience in Canada’s far north serving the Inuit people.  Hear how he and others support and strengthen healthcare missionaries around the world. Listen Now!
21:13 11/4/22
Benefits of Private Practice Ownership
Greg Gilbaugh, DDS, expounds on leadership principles that can best be exercised through ownership of one’s private practice. Listen Now!
40:03 11/2/22
Ukraine Dental Outreach
Drs. John Pfefferle and Phil Aday, GHO veteran dentists undeterred by war in Ukraine, joined forces to provide care for orphans and refugees. Listen Now!
29:00 9/9/22
Canadian Christian Dental Ministry Launched
Dr. Katrina “Kate” Brouwer, ICMDA Dental Ministry Manager of Canada, shares her vision for establishing dental ministry across Canada.  Check it out – eh?
26:13 8/5/22
CMDA Stewardship Development
George Courtney and Jamie Mijeski of CMDA’s Stewardship Department share practical advice on financial stewardship and serving God rather than mammon.
32:13 7/1/22
Recognizing and Dealing with Stress
Steve Sartori, MD, the former Director of CMDA’s Center for Well-being, shares timeless wisdom to equip us for dealing with the inevitable stresses of our profession.
17:05 6/7/22
Student Ambassadors for Christ
Dental students Tanner “TJ” Swanson and Caroline Miller share their vision of serving Christ through dentistry, which is developing along with their clinical skills.
26:34 5/15/22
Kevin L. Aduddell, DDS - Faith in the Practice
Kevin L. Aduddell, DDS discusses his role in the Faith Prescriptions series.
23:24 3/1/22
Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA - Do It All As To The Lord
Be inspired as you hear how Dianne Watterson has done it all as to the Lord during her extensive career in dentistry.
36:08 1/15/22