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Overview

To glorify God through serving as a missionary dentist at the Pioneer Christian Hospital, a 60-bed Christian mission hospital in Impfondo, Republic of Congo.  In the heart of the Congo River Basin Rainforest, the hospital serves an estimated population of 300,000 people, including local residents, villagers, and vulnerable people groups including indigenous peoples, refugees, the poor, elderly, chronically ill, and AIDS orphans and widows.  By ministering through the provision of oral health, a missionary dentist can anticipate excellent opportunities for both health and spiritual outcomes.  Being the only qualified dentist in the region, one will have great opportunity for impact.

Requirements

  • Doctorate from an accredited school in the United States or Canada
  • Licensed to practice dentistry in the USA or Canada
  • Work Experience as a Dentist
  • Comfortable working in a resource-limited and sometimes austere environment
  • Good command of French required for longterm service.  Translators provided for short-term volunteers)
  • Christian Faith: Have a solid and vibrant Christian faith

Responsibilities

  • The hospital aims to offer healing to the whole person, integrating physical, social, and spiritual treatment as needed.  This proposed department of the hospital would provide basic dental services to the people of the region at the hospital. 
  • Provide primary oral health care to community members including comprehensive exams, diagnosis of dental diseases, and administers or directs others in providing appropriate dental treatment. In cases where the clinic does not provide a needed service, referral to appropriate specialty centers is required.
  • Development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines per rules and guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
  • Responsible for training or delegation of training to clinical staff.
  • Assures delivery of quality of services to all patients seen including when short-term teams are present at the dental clinic.
  • Maintains relationships with local schools, churches, and other groups to provide outreach opportunities when short-term teams are present.
  • Designs, develops, and implements any new outreach programs of interest.

We also accept volunteers short-term. 

More Information

www.congohospital.org

Remuneration

Financial Support: Position requires raising your own support.

Through training, coaching, member care, communication platforms, and administration, the GOM team provides a suite of services for missionaries.

Join the Team

To apply to join the Pioneer Christian Hospital team please click on the "Get Started" button and follow the instructions.  Someone from the mission will be in contact with you shortly.