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2019 Virginia Meeting - September 25-29, 2019 - Richmond #VAMeetingRVA

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Welcome to the Virginia Dental Association!

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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 - 3,700 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.

Welcome. We’re glad you’re here.


Where the chair Jan 2016

"Where's the Chair?" Seen in Northern Virginia

On Friday, January 29, Dr. Christine Karapetian, Dr. David Treff, Dr. Kirk Norbo and Dr. Melanie Love screened patients for oral cancer at two RECenters in Northern Virginia (McLean and Annandale). The dentists volunteered as part of the VDA's ongoing "Where's the Chair?" campaign, in which the VDA places a portable dental chair in public places to offer impromptu oral cancer screenings. 

Since 2014, we have screened hundreds of people at "Where's the Chair?" events in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke and Northern Virginia. Each time, we capture great local media coverage in local newspapers and TV news stations. In Northern Virginia, we had a nice story in McLean Connections, a weekly newspaper that covers the McLean community.

Where will "the chair" go next? Stay tuned!