Our Team


Meet Midlothian Dentist | Richard S. Vacca, DDS

Dr. Vacca has been recognized in Virginia Living magazine as one of Central Virginia’s topDentists™ from 2011 through 2019 and honored to receive a Patients’ Choice Award in 2012. Dr. Vacca received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. He also completed a one-year hospital-based General Practice Residency at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Vacca has been a family dentist in Midlothian at the Harbour Pointe dental building in Midlothian since 1990.  He’s is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Virginia Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and serves as president of the Midlothian Dental Study Club. Dr. Vacca and his wife Diane live in Midlothian and have three sons: Joe, his wife Kara (both Va. Tech Class of 2012), and their daughter live in New Jersey; Will (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry Class of 2019, Va. Tech Class of 2014) who is currently completing his general practice residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ.; and, Dominic (Virginia Tech Class of 2017) who is currently in medical school at V.C.O.M. (Class of 2022).


Meet Sherrie | Office Manager

Sherrie has been in the dental field for over twenty-five years. She’s always ready to answer your questions and keeps our office running smoothly. She joined our team here in December 2005. Sherrie is married with three boys.

Meet Marianne | Patient Coordinator

Marianne has a background in oral surgery and worked in hospice care for over 8 years serving the Richmond community. We’re glad she joined our dental team and has now been with us since November 2007.  Marianne is married with three children.

Meet Susan | Dental Hygienist

Susan has been with our dental practice since August 2014. She received her dental hygiene degree from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville FL and has been practicing dental hygiene for over 23 years.  Susan always has a friendly smile. She and her husband have three children.

Meet Mariela | Dental Hygienist

Mariela has been working in the dental field since 2009 and joined our team in 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating Cum Laude. Mariela has a passion for Dentistry and enjoys educating her patients about their oral health. In her free time, Mariela enjoys traveling with her husband, running outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Meet Michele | Dental Assistant

Michele has more than twenty years of experience working in the dental industry. She joined our dental practice in August 2012 and we’re so lucky to have her here. Michele and her husband have two boys.

Meet Taylor | Dental Assistant

Taylor also has experience working in oral surgery. She joined our dental family in July 2017 and loves working in dentistry.  She attended JTCC and has plans to continue her dental education at VCU in dental hygiene.

Meet Shannon | Dental Assistant

Shannon has been with our dental practice since May 2019. She recently graduated from Powhatan School of Dental Assisting and looks forward to pursuing a career in dental hygiene in the future.

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