Our Team


Richard S. Vacca, DDS

Dr. Vacca has been recognized in Virginia Living magazine as one of Central Virginia’s topDentists™ for the last 10 years and honored to have received 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.  Following dental school, he completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Vacca has been a family dentist in Midlothian, serving families in and around Richmond, Chesterfield, and Midlothian for 31 years.  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 and his wife Kara (both Va. Tech Class of 2012) live in New Jersey; Will graduated from Va. Tech Class of 2014 and VCU School of Dentistry Class of 2018) and, Dominic (Virginia Tech Class of 2017) who is currently in medical school at V.C.O.M. (Class of 2022).

William R. Vacca, DDS

Dr. Vacca was born and raised in Midlothian. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech where he majored in Biological Sciences and earned a minor in Spanish. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from VCU School of Dentistry and served as Junior Marshal for the graduating class in 2018. During his time in dental school, he became involved in the school’s intramural sports, including softball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and others – many of which, he continues to participate in today. His graduating class of 2019 won over 8 university championships.

Following dental school, Dr. Vacca continued his education in Newark, NJ with a General Practice Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident.  There, he gained advanced training in a broad range of dental procedures for individuals of all ages and from all stages in life.

Dr. Vacca has always enjoyed being active with community and volunteer projects. In recent years, he’s had the opportunity to work with Missions of Mercy  (free dental care events for underserved communities), VCU‘s Give Kids a Smile Day, Virginia Dental Association’s Annual Day on the Hill, and be part of an overseas mission trip to Jamaica. Outside of dentistry, you‘ll likely find Will enjoying time outdoors – running, fishing, golfing, or relaxing with family and friends.  

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 Shannon | Dental Assistant

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

Meet Sarah | Dental Assistant

Sarah completed her Dental Assistant certification in 2009 from Virginia School of Dental Assisting. She is married with two children, whom she loves watching play baseball, soccer, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

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