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 from1980 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.