Government/University Specialist Risë Garavaglia has a long history with Ivoclar Vivadent that started from small beginnings and grew to a transformative position.

Risë’s Story of Service & Management 

Risë has been with Ivoclar for over 20 years. She started with us right out of college, working as a file clerk in the office. Over time, she took on more and more responsibility until settling into her current position with the government/university department.

For the last four years, Risë has used her talents in overseeing all contracting and bidding processes. She also manages the large orders for Ivoclar’s government and university accounts that go out of the facility.  This is a tall order, but she handles both tasks with signature finesse.

Risë’s personal background emulates her commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic. Her family represents all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and she is the proud daughter of an Air Force veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. Her family also endured a harrowing experience when her cousin, a Sergeant in the United States Army, was shot in Iraq by enemy fire. Thankfully, he survived.

Knowing that she’s making a difference in the lives of veterans through the dental industry, is important to Risë. Customer success is at the forefront of everything she and her team members do – giving their best every day is critical.



Ivoclar Vivadent Employees Inspire

Our employees form the bedrock of our company culture and feed our desire to help Ivoclar customers flourish in all of their dental pursuits. We pursue innovation that wouldn’t be possible without the support, effort, and creativity of each individual working toward a common goal.

The stories of Ivoclar employees are unique and varied, as each one displays different passions and reasons for loving what they do. They further our vision for spectacular dental materials and technology, which is why we’re excited to feature them and celebrate the skills they bring to the table. Our employees provide essential guidance and assistance that deserve recognition.

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