Dentist of the Month

November 2017

Richard Venmar, D.M.D.
People’s Health & Wellness Dental Director

Dr. Venmar has been enjoying his practice as a general dentist in Barre for 37 years.  He grew up in western Pennsylvania and received his dental education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in 1979. He moved to Vermont in 1980.  Alongside his robust private practice Dr. Venmar held a part-time faculty position at the School of Dental Hygiene (first at UVM and then VTC) for 30 years.  He also lectures to dental assisting students at the Technical Center at Essex Junction High School.  Though his practice has grown significantly over the years, incorporating the patients from two (now retired) dentists from the area, Dr. Venmar agreed to take the time to be our supervisor/director when the dental clinic opened in 2014. As our dental director he maintains weekly oversight of People’s H & W Dental Clinic reviewing the details of each patient’s dental record, evaluating proposed treatment plans, and supporting our mission of serving the under-insured and the un-insured.  Before we had x-ray capability at People’s Dr. Venmar shared the use of his x-ray equipment during his lunch hours.  Now we are open three days/week and have our own equipment and we can share information back and forth.

When he is not creating and maintaining beautiful smiles Rick enjoys cooking, photography and computers.  He has two adult daughters, Kate and Jaime both successful in their own right, Kate in North Carolina, and Jaime in Brazil.

We thank Dr. Venmar for his exemplary commitment to public service and to his generous contribution to our clinic and to our patients.

Sandy Joslin, RDH, CPHDH – Oral Case Manager
Peter Youngbaer, Executive Director PHWC