Office of Clinical Affairs

Richard D. Archer

At VCU School of Dentistry, our mission is to educate tomorrow’s oral health care leaders in an environment of service and inclusion.  We utilize cutting-edge technologies and innovative research to provide the best possible care.  Our strength lies in a dedicated team of experienced faculty, skilled staff, and passionate students who pursue a common goal of meeting your oral health needs.

As the only school of dentistry in the Commonwealth of Virginia, our mission extends well beyond the dental chair. We seek to become the dental home for a vast community of patients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Whether you are seeking urgent care related to pain or comprehensive therapies, we are here to meet your unique needs with personalized, patient-centered care.

We are constantly driven to improve the oral health of our community. We want to not only treat dental disease but also empower our patients with the knowledge to make informed decisions that will lead to a lifetime of oral health. Thank you for becoming part of our patient family. We look forward to building lasting relationships with each of you.

Best regards,

Dr. Richard Archer
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
VCU School of Dentistry

Chad Lockhart

At VCU Dental Care, our commitment to your oral health and overall well-being is at the forefront of everything we do. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a personal experience, and we want to assure you that our dedicated faculty, students, and staff are here to provide you with the highest quality care in a comfortable and compassionate environment.

VCU Dental Care is a nonprofit corporation that exists to support the mission of VCU School of Dentistry. From children to seniors, we are here to keep Virginia smiling by offering every oral health service you could need, from pediatric dentistry to oral and facial surgery. 

Thank you for choosing VCU Dental Care for all your oral health needs. We look forward to being your partner in achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your feedback is invaluable as we continually strive to enhance the patient experience.

Warm regards,

Chad Lockhart
VCU Dental Care

Faculty and staff leadership