Commonwealth Dental Clinic was established to fill a surprisingly large void in dental care in Roanoke and the surrounding area. Over 33,000 adults in Roanoke City alone do not have access to dental care because of financial reasons, and rely on charity or Medicaid for their dental care (US Census Bureau 2008-2010, Roanoke Valley Community Health Needs Assessment 2012).
Often times, patients must travel out of town or wait long periods of time in pain and poor dental health before they can find someone to help them. Charity clinics and hospital systems are heavily relied upon, but cannot come close to keeping pace. The number of private practices serving this community need is very limited.
Conceived by Dr. Greg Harvey and Josh Nelson of Blue Ridge Dental Group, Commonwealth Dental Clinic will seek to fill this void in care. Dr. Harvey and Mr. Nelson determined that a financially sustainable clinic (requiring no government grants or volunteer work) was a viable option.
Commonwealth Dental Clinic is housed in a facility conveniently located between Downtown Roanoake and Carilion’s Roanoake Memorial Hospital at 1121 S. Jefferson Street. Practice dentist Dr. Munshar will be providing Dental Medicaid services such as comprehensive and emergency exams, digital x-rays, extractions, and infection control. Low-cost dentures are also available and now covered by Medicaid.
Eisa Abu Munshar, DDS
I was born in Boston and grew up in Jerusalem. I have been practicing dentistry in private practice since 2013. Cosmetic dentistry and surgery are my passions. I love to meet new people, pets, music, and travel.
Graduated in Top 10% of dental school
Misr University for Science and Technology
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Western Reserve Health Education
“Dental excellence is my personal goal. You can expect understanding, kindness, and high-quality treatment. Pain-free, efficient dentistry is crucial, So I am always trying to improve myself and provide the best possible care by continually learning and honing my skills.”
Meet Dr. Kim
Dr. Kim graduated from Hermon Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California after learning his passion to help the community that needed help when he was volunteering at Mission of Mercy. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Dongguk University, and Bachelor of Science in Biology at Iowa State University. He has served in the U.S. Army in 2001 through 2003 as a Sergeant in a Military Police Battalion.
Outside dentistry, Dr. Kim enjoys watching movies, dramas, listening to music, and playing video games. He currently resides in Blacksburg with his wife and son.