Muntean Dentistry Community Involvement - Bike Rodeo for Children
Dr. Sorin Muntean participated in the local community and has been an active member of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis and Newbury Park Rotary Clubs for many years.
He was the chairman of the well-known “Bike Rodeo for Children” event, which helped raise awareness for the importance of bike safety. He supports Meals on Wheels, immunization projects, and many other local programs in the Conejo Valley.
In 2001, Dr. Muntean went to Ghana via the Rotary Club to support the effort to eradicate polio. Along with three other members of the Newbury Park Club, he made the trip only to be amazed by the hardships endured by the country’s citizens. He recalls how remarkable it was to see the process of how each child was immunized- their home or their fingernail being marked with paint in order to show that it had been completed. Dr. Muntean was and is still very thankful to have been able to participate in the trip, as it was quite a unique experience, and is proud of have contributed to the global eradication of polio.
Upon his return from Ghana, he began to raise money with the help of Rotary to develop a Mobile Dental Clinic due to the fact that for a population of 22 million, there were merely 150 dentists serving the country. The students of Accra’s Dental School, the only one in the country, then delivered the basic services to the Ghanese people using the Mobile Dental Clinic.
A few years later, Dr. Muntean began to collaborate with multiple Rotary Club internationally to provide free basic dental care for low-income families in Romania, his country of origin. They were able to raise a substantial amount of money to make the project successful.
In June 2009, Dr. Muntean and his Staff began their first annual event, titled “Art and Education in Dentistry”, in his office to educate the general public on dental options they can consider today. Here is a link to one of the articles written about the event: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2009-06-11/health_and_wellness/050.html
Dr. Muntean participated in the Executive Board for Young Children Priority One of the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club, which addresses the needs of children 0-5 by focusing on four key areas: maternal and child health, child care and development, parent education and support, and safety and pediatric trauma.