"Encouraging and Supporting Women Physicians and Dentists Through Connecting, Inspiring and Equipping."


Welcome to the Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ Dental Ministries!

The treasure we have in WPDC is our relationships with other Christian women professionals who can help us to grow in our faith and support us through our lives and challenges. We value staying connected to one another in all of the following ways:


Our main communication method is a GroupMe group called: WPDC Dental. (GroupMe is a free Microsoft app). Please contact Dr. Elisa Ghezzi (wpdc@cmda.org) to connect to the GroupMe.


We have a number of small groups that meet monthly. We invited you to join any of these groups described in the following paragraphs. Please contact Dr. Elisa Ghezzi (wpdc@cmda.org) for more information.


Recent Graduates

  • Made up of graduates from dental school in the past five years this group is a support through the personal and professional transitions of life including those still in graduate training
  • Monthly Zoom meetings third Thursday of the month
  • 2024 Meetings: January 18th February 15th March 21st April 11th May 16th June 20th July 18th August 15th September 19th October 17th November 21st December 19th


Young Moms

  • Made up of graduate dentists who are balancing professional and personal lives while raising young kids; Discussions are related to practice and well as home life
  • Monthly Zoom meetings first Monday of the month
  • 2024 Meetings: January 15th February 5th March 4th April 1st May 6th June 3rd July 8th August 5th September 9th October 7th November 4th December 2nd
  • Book discussions: Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood by Melissa Kruger
    • January 15,, 2024: Knowing God’s Word: Walking in Wisdom
    • February 5, 2024: Entrusting Your Child to the Lord: Walking in Prayer
    • March 4, 2024: Ordering Your Home: Walking with Carefulness
    • April 1, 2024: Reflecting the Heart of God: Walking in Love
    • May 6, 2024: Encouraging a Thankful Spirit: Walking in Joy
    • June 3, 2024: Fighting Against Anxiety and Worry: Walking in Peace
    • July 8, 2024: Letting Go of Harshness and Anger: Walking in Patience and Kindness
    • August 5, 2024: Training Hearts Through Discipline: Walking in Goodness and Faithfulness
    • September 9, 2024: Guiding in Godliness by Example: Walking in Gentleness and Self-Control
    • October 7, 2024: Recovering from Perfect Mom Syndrome (PMS): Walking in Grace\


Student Ministry

  • Dental students can become involved in many WPDC activities including the WPDC Student and Resident Council
  • Quarterly socials are times to develop our relationships and grow in our faith
  • Scholarships are available to cover registration fees for students to attend the WPDC conference
  • To learn more about the WPDC Student Resident Council, please contact wpdccouncil@gmail.com


Dental Task Force (Leadership)

  • Made up of dentists and dental students who work with the WPDC Commission to facilitate the development of the dental ministry from leadership and participation in small groups to conference planning
  • Meets first Wednesday of the month
  • 2024 Meetings: January 10th February 7th March 27th May 1st June 5th July 3rd August 7th September 4th October 2nd November 6th December 4th


WPDC Conference Celebrating 30 years! September 5-8, 2024 in Branson, Missouri

Join us at our annual conference each September to meet other Christian women medical and dental professionals.  Dental CE is available.  Dentists are recruited to be conference speakers.  Scholarships are available to cover registration fees for students to attend.


This year Dr. Malieka Johnson, CMDA’s Western Region Dental Coordinator, will be leading our worship in Branson.  Dr. Caren Abraham will be speaking on What Physicians Need to Know About Oral Infections. Register for this years conference! WPDC 2024 Annual Conference – Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA)



Women Dentists in the Mission Field: Join our GroupMe to hear about our CMDA member women dentists’ ministries in the mission field.


Student Mission Opportunities: CMDA sponsors dental mission trips for students throughout the year, please contact Dr. Elisa Ghezzi (wpdc@cmda.org) to learn more.



Many students are looking for graduate dentist mentors.  If you are interested in becoming a WPDC Dental Mentor, please contact Dr. Elisa Ghezzi (wpdc@cmda.org).