Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Dental Missions Worldwide in God's name
Workshop » MEDICAL MISSION TRAINING AND PREPARATION
Robert Meyer DMD/Diane Meyer Rn
Allow us to encourage you holistically: spiritually, intellectually, physically, morally, emotionally, and socially using dentistry to share God’s love and message of hope around the world. We will relate personal stories, pictures, and statistics (from Diane’s recently completed doctoral dissertation) on the benefits and detractors of participating on short-term missions.
It will be shown how to provide dental care comfortably and safely in austere settings with portable equipment packed in four, 50-pound, airplane, checked bags. The Christian Dental Society’s ministry of encouraging, assisting, training, and equipping dental missions worldwide is a valuable resource to facilitate dental short-term missions and will be discussed
Colonel (Retired) Robert D. Meyer, DMD, MAGD, ABGD, FADI is the Executive Director for the Christian Dental Society and is a full-time dental volunteer. Colonel Meyer started a 32-year Army career at West Point, was chosen to command a Field Artillery Battery and also commanded the only Air-borne Dental Unit in existence, deploying dentists around the world. He received specialty dental training in the two-year Advanced Educational Program in General Dentistry and, for the last six years of his Army career, directed the Army’s Advanced General Dental Educational Program at Fort Carson. From 1999-2015, he provided comprehensive dental care in private practice until an eye injury redirected his life to full-time missionary dental service. Dr. Meyer is a diplomat of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry and was Board Certified by the American Board of General Dentistry. He has been awarded the Medical Order of Merit and the Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator. Dr. Meyer is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International, has authored scientific articles in numerous dental journals, and along with his wife, Diane, has published three books on portable mission dentistry. Diane is completing her doctoral studies and will graduate from Liberty University with a degree in Christian Education and Leadership in May, 2020 with an EdD degree (doctor of Education in Christian Leadership). Dr. Meyer and his wife are active in church and have provided dentistry to the less fortunate through the Kids in Need of Dentistry clinic, the Mission Medical clinic, and the Colorado Mission of Mercy clinics within Colorado. They have traveled to over 35 countries utilizing 30 different Christian organizations to provide dental care to the underserved in the developing world on over 60 mission trips. Dr. Meyer and his wife Diane have been blessed with three married children and eight grandchildren. They have found their joy and significance in serving God and others.