Truth Teeth & Travel Vol. I

Heartwarming, Adventurous Journeys into Fascinating, Exotic Cultures

Bob & Diane Meyer

Plunge into true-life, pulse-racing tales of adventures around the globe. Dr. Bob Meyer, ex-Army commander and dentist, and his wife, Diane, a nurse and educator, decided to go on a quest-to support faith-based organizations through their gift of dentistry and satisfy their own passion for travel by making a difference in the world, one life at a time. Capture the spirit of joyful service that triumphs over cultural, political, and socio-economic barriers as you experience African adventures, Latino flair, post-Soviet ploys, and Asian allure amidst exploits on small planes, jeeps, rickshaws, and yaks. Who knew that combining truth, teeth, and travel could be so tantalizing and rewarding? Lively, real, informational, and relatable, the TRUTH, TEETH, AND TRAVEL series inspires you to discover and follow your own unique calling to wisely make a difference in the world.-RAMONA CRAMER TUCKER, Former Editor, Today’s Christian Woman and Executive Editor, Virtue (Christianity Today, International), Former Senior Editor, Tyndale House Publishers. A heart-warming-and at times, heart-wrenching-story that spotlights the joys, the love, and sometimes the challenges and friction of mission trips.-SHARYN MARKUS, MA, MLS, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Dental Society. Merges exotic cultures and people who have a passionate desire to both heal physical pain and bring spiritual healing to the world. A must-read for dental professionals and others considering dental mission work.-DR. RANDY SANDERS, Past president and board member of the Christian Dental Society.

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Bob & Diane Meyer

Dr. Bob and Diane have been married for 40 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. For the past 25 years, Bob and Diane have led or participated in over 60, primarily Christian, short-term portable dental/medical mission trips.

Dr. (Colonel) Bob retired after a 30-year career in the Army, practiced comprehensive dentistry for 16 years in private practice, and in 2015 became a full-time, volunteer dental missionary. Bob’s extensive involvement with portable dental equipment began as commander of the world’s only airborne dental unit responsible for deploying portable dental teams wherever the military was sent. Bob also directed the Army’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program, where he prepared young dentists to function independently and competently, in often austere settings, which also helped set the stage for dental mission work. Bob has been President and is now the Executive Director of the Christian Dental Society. They are both members of the CMDA.

Diane has worked as a Registered Nurse, a school educator, and has raised a family while moving a dozen different times as an Army spouse. Diane has had a compassion for missionary work since she was a young child and is now using her nursing and teaching background on the dental mission field to help others.

God has uniquely prepared Bob and Diane with the knowledge, flexibility, and talents to organize, lead, teach, and provide dental care and encouragement to the less fortunate in developing countries. They have authored numerous articles, often lecture on portable dental missions, and have written three books: Truth, Teeth, and Travel Vol I and II and Dental Mission Manual for Portable, Short-term Dental Trips.

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