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The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) is a non-profit organization of dentists committed to enhancing the professional lives of our members - 3,500 of the best and brightest dentistry has to offer.  Together, we champion better oral health care for all Virginians.

It’s been ​over 145 years since a small group of nine dentists founded the "Virginia State Dental Association". Since then we’ve grown to become a constant trusted resource for ​Virginia dentists and their patients.

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Dr. John McCasland

In Memory of Dr. John P. McCasland - Richmond

Dr. John P. McCasland died peacefully surrounded by family on August 17, 2017. He was 86 years old.

After graduating from Baylor Dental School in 1956, Dr. McCasland entered into the U.S. Army.  During his military career he achieved the rank of Colonel, trained as a maxillofacial prosthodontist, and became Chief of Removable Prosthodontics at Walter Reed Medical Center. He was a member of many professional organizations, including being a Fellow and Founding Member of the American College of Prosthodontics, and was widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of removable prosthodontics. He trained, mentored, and worked with many exceptional dentists during his career.

After retiring from the Army in 1976, Dr. McCasland joined the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) as an associate professor. His career at MCV was notable for his tough love approach to teaching, tempered by a big heart driving his desire for his students to succeed not just in dentistry, but in life. He was exceptionally smart, hardworking, extremely humorous, and absolutely unforgettable.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. McCasland was an avid fisherman who enjoyed spending time with friends and family aboard his boat, the Laura/Liz. He was an accomplished golfer, participating in as many tournaments as he could and a regular attendee at meetings and continuing education courses. He rarely missed a chance for a meal!

Dr. John McCasland was a true dental professional, exceptional educator, and loyal friend. Everyone he ever met has their own “John McCasland story.” He is fondly remembered by his many friends, colleagues, and students for the character he was. He will be sorely missed by all.

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