About The Author
Danish-born Peter Bloch, affectionately known in In- donesia as the “jungle dentist”, has offered free dental treatment to thousands of patients from remote areas across the vast archipelago for decades.
Peter started traveling to Indonesia over 50 years ago and soon realized the crucial need for free dental services, aware that untreated tooth decay can easily lead to painful sepsis and death. Taking time off from his private practice and traveling extensively while work- ing under some of the most primitive conditions, he has helped many people who would otherwise have been left with no other options.
Peter combined his life-long love of art and antiques with his travels, and the result is a more than impres- sive and exquisite collection housed at his Tanah Mer- ah Art Resort near Ubud. Integrated in the magnificent resort built to reflect the creative diversity of Bali and Indonesia, these art pieces provide guests with an un- paralleled experience of the local culture.
Peter has currently stopped his remote jungle dentistry activities but is still contributing to the local commu- nity in Bali by treating patients for free at the dental clinic on the grounds of his enchanting Tanah Merah Art Resort.