Dr. Richard Venmar

Richard Venmar grew up in western Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1975. He completed his dental education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a D.M.D. degree in 1979. In recognition of his academic record and clinical skills while in dental school, Dr. Venmar was elected to membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Society.

Following graduation, Dr. Venmar practiced with Dr. Michael Pawk, his neighbor and mentor, for one year in his home town of Butler, Pennsylvania before moving to Vermont. In November of 1980, he opened his practice on Main Street in Barre, above Paige and Campbell Insurance and remained there until 1990. By then, the practice had outgrown the original space and was moved to the current Maple Avenue location where doctor and staff enjoy the challenges of providing wide ranging dental services to people of all ages.

Dr. Venmar enjoys cooking, photography and computers. His grown daughters, Kate and Jaime, live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Balneario Camboriu, Brazil, respectively. Kate has a Ph.D. in cancer biology from the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and is currently employed by the Metastatic Research Society. Jaime worked in a travel agency in the Amazonian town of Novo Airao before moving to Balneario Camboriu in 2011 where she is self employed as a teacher of English as a second language.

Dr. Venmar maintains memberships in the American Dental Association and the Vermont State Dental Society. In addition to private practice, Dr. Venmar held a part time faculty position from 1980 to 2010 in the School of Dental Hygiene, first at the University of Vermont and then at Vermont Technical College. He also lectures to dental assisting students at the Technical Center at Essex Junction High School.

Following his dental school education, Dr. Venmar has completed many hours of continuing education in all areas of dentistry and enjoys the great variety of challenges a broad based general practice provides.

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  • This review Is being posted for my father, Steve Knudsen***This was my first visit as a new patient. Dr. Venmar as well as his employees, I feel, are second to none. Advanced equipment and far superior to my previous dentist. Should have followed my wife there years ago. My bad. I got very detailed and to the point instructions on how to care for my teeth that I never got before. My teeth have never felt this clean. Also I have 2 teeth with issues that need attention. A plan is already in place, and well explained, for their repair. Thank's so much I!! Steve

    Casey Knudsen
  • Dr. Venmar & his associates are ultimate professionals. The office runs smooth and is inviting. The Dr. Rick Venmar is the best Dentist I have ever had! He is thorough, personable, & takes pride in his work.

    Peter Shechtel
  • I came to Dr. Venmar ten years ago. My gums were in poor shape. Dr, Venmar immediately referred me to a periodontist. Since then till now periodontist and Dr. Venmar have shared x-rays, hygiene appointments, all of my dental information. Today my gums are stable. I am grateful to Dr. Venmar for steering me in the right direction way back when. it doesn't matter how pretty your teeth are; if your gums are in bad shape, you are going to lose them. Dr. Venmar has provided other services to me including custom whitening trays (perfect fit), repairing cracks in teeth from biting down hard on too many Canadian mints, and slightly shaving down a tooth in front to make to make smile more even. What can't he do? I don't know.

    Vicky Mazur
  • I had a great first visit with Dr. Venmar, he was very informative and knowledgeable . I look forward to a good working relationship .1 recommend this practice to anyone seeking a dentist in the Barre area.

    Michelle Allen
  • Couldn't ask for a better dentist! Him and his staff are awesome because they care about their patients!

    Kay Kuzmik
  • Best dentist in rentra I Vermont! Always there to help when you have an emergency.

    David S.
  • Well, I won't say I loved it, because I'm always a "nervous Nellie' when I go to the dentist! However, you are great at putting up with me and are a superb dentist. You do your best to put me at ease and assure me that "It won't hurt." And it didn't! As I told you, you can't retire until I'm dead, because I don't want to go to anyone else!!. Merry Christmas.

    Mary Casey
  • Would Not go anywhere Else

    Deborah Cousino