Claire C. Kaugars, D.D.S.
Dr. Claire C. Kaugars - American Board of Periodontology certified and Past President of the Richmond Dental Society
Dr. Kaugars was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and Biloxi, Mississippi. She moved to Richmond to attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and loved Richmond so much, she never left! She also completed her Periodontics residency at VCU and began private practice in Periodontics treating oral and periodontal diseases and replacing missing teeth with implants. Drs. Kaugars and Miller merged their practices because they discovered that they had similar practice philosophies in providing the best patient care, using state of the art technology, and creating a comfortable, gentle patient-friendly environment.
Dr. Kaugars is a board certified periodontist and a member of the American Association of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Society of Periodontists, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, the Academy of Osseointegration, American Association of Women Dentists and several local dental study clubs. She has been honored by faculty and colleagues by induction in OKU, Pierre Fauchard Society, as well as fellowships in VDA and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Kaugars is a member of the Board of Advisors of the VCU Dental School. She has served as a part-time clinical instructor and Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics at VCU for over 30 years, and periodontics residents routinely observe cases in her office. She has served as president of the Virginia Society of Periodontists and as President-elect,Treasurer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Dental Society and delegate to the Virginia Dental Association. She has also served on numerous committees for the Richmond Dental Society and the Virginia Dental Association. Dr. Kaugars is most proud to have contributed to the Virginia Dental Association’s Missions of Mercy projects of providing free dental care to underserved communities in Goochland, Eastern Shore, Emporia, Virginia State University, Roanoke, Wise, and New Orleans.
Dr. Kaugars is an active member of Reveille United Methodist Church where she has served on many committees. She has a passion for outreach and service having accompanied Reveille teams to Habitat for Humanity in Eastern Shore, VA, New Orleans, and El Salvador as well as providing dental care on the medical mission trips to Honduras with the Friends of Barnabas Foundation. She has helped locally with Rebuilding Together.
She has two grown children and one dog who helps her start her day with a long walk. She enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, cheering on Rams basketball, and kayaking on the James.
Our Dentist is an active member of the following Dental Associations: