Dr. Vaughn was born and raised in northeastern Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Montevallo and in 2015, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Following dental school, Dr. Vaughn moved to Seattle, WA to pursue additional training by completing a one-year General Practice Residency within the University of Washington hospital system. During this program, he gained experience treating a medically complex patient population as well as receiving credentials in IV sedation. Following completion of the GPR in 2016, Dr. Vaughn began work for a public health organization in downtown Seattle as a full-time general dentist, where he helped to treat the city’s most vulnerable population. In 2018, he began splitting his time equally between the public health organization and as an associate dentist at a nearby private practice.

After five years as a general practitioner in Seattle, Dr. Vaughn and his wife made the cross-country move to Richmond to begin residency in Endodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry in 2023.

Dr. Vaughn is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists and is pursuing Board Certification in Endodontics. Dr. Vaughn and his wife, Rica, have fallen in love with the Richmond area and look forward to serving this great community. Dr. Vaughn’s wife is also a dentist and serves as a full-time faculty member at the VCU School of Dentistry! In his spare time, Dr. Vaughn enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, discovering new restaurants around the city, and watching his favorite sports teams, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Seattle Seahawks.