Medical Teams International


Medical Teams International (MTI) is a Christian global health organization that helps people affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty in 70 countries. Through MTI, Dr. Etheredge has been able to provide dental care through international dental missions to communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Kiribati.

MTI’s Mobile Dental Program provides free or low-cost dental care to low-income children and adults, the homeless, and migrant workers who lack insurance or a realistic way to pay for treatment. Dr. Etheredge volunteers on MTI’s mobile dental vans and has served on the organization’s Puget Sound Leadership Board.

Giving and receiving love through dental mission.

I love being a dentist for many reasons. One reason is that through this profession I have been given an opportunity to serve others who cannot readily access dental care. It has been a special joy to have been able to participate in these missions with family, friends, and employees. All of us who go on these missions value the unique opportunity to share our healthcare skills and our hearts with those we serve. — Dr. Phil Etheredge