Get to know the faces behind our smiles! Our dental team is more than just experts in oral health; they're nature lovers, NY Yankee fans, chocolate enthusiasts - even a beekeeper!
Dr. Richard Vacca received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, then moved to Virginia to begin his private practice. Dr. Vacca has been a family dentist in Midlothian, serving families in and around Richmond for over 32 years.
"Our trips to the Southwest National State Parks are at the top of our list. Spectacular!!"
"Mrs. Doubtfire, Meet the Parents, and Ferris Buehler's Day Off make me laugh EVERY. Single. Time."
Dr. William Vacca graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech where he majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Spanish. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from VCU School of Dentistry and served as Junior Marshal for his graduating class. Following dental school, he served as Chief Resident in hospital-based dentistry at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ.
"I love my Peloton bike and treadmill. I love to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
"My favorite sports teams are without a doubt the Virginia Tech Hokies and the New York Yankees!"
"Enter Sandman by Metallica."
Megan has been in the dental field since 2016, beginning her dental career in pediatrics.
"The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks is my favorite - tugs at the heartstrings!"
Shannon has served a wide capacity of roles for our dental family in both the clinical and administrative areas.
"Anything chocolate is always a favorite!!"
Our newest team member, Kalie, is always ready with a friendly smile and a helping hand.
TRAVEL WISH LIST
"Strolling through Rome is at the top of my travel wish list. I can't wait to visit!"
Shalonda has been part of our dental family for over two years. Our patients love her warm smile and gentle care.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT
"I was the first baby born in the new year at my local hospital - even made the newspaper!"
Mariela has over 15 years of dental experience and graduated Cum Laude from VCU's School of Dental Hygiene.
TRAVEL WISH LIST
"My dream vacation is to one day visit Santorini Greece!"
Taylor joined our hygiene team in 2023, bringing years of dental expertise and compassionate care.
MOVIES THAT MAKE ME LAUGH
"Any old-school Adam Sandler movie makes me laugh!"
A longtime member of our dental "fam", Michele has been keeping our patients comfortable and at ease for over 16 years.
"Margaritas – who needs cake when you can have a glass of tropical paradise?"
Sarah has been part of our warm and welcoming Dental Assistant Team for over three years.
"Beekeeping is my quirky passion! Love caring for these little pollinators!"