Mr. Robert Ganley Listed among Dentistry’s Ten Most Influential People

Aegis Communications cites Mr. Ganley’s visionary transformation of the dental technology landscape

Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, has been named among dental technology’s ten most influential people.


Mr. Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, has been named among dental technology’s ten most influential people. Aegis Communications, publishers of Inside Dental Technology (USA), announced the findings of a recent readership nomination poll in the August 2016 issue.

Mr. Ganley was nominated for being a visionary who truly transformed the dental technology landscape by innovating disruptive processes, technologies and products that altered the profession, readers said. His leadership and passion for innovation has led to the development of premier all-ceramic restorative materials, including IPS e.max, as well as comprehensive digital solutions and processes for dental laboratories and practices to provide quality, aesthetic dentistry. Under his direction, Ivoclar Vivadent has grown significantly, and the company’s products continuing to enable greater predictability, enhanced aesthetics and longer-lasting restorations.


Responsible for worldwide business

Mr. Ganley earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in business administration. He joined Ivoclar Vivadent in 1980. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Liechtenstein. In this position, he is responsible for the worldwide business of Ivoclar Vivadent. “It is a great honour and privilege to be recognised among such industry innovators who seek to help those in our profession be successful and make smart, informed decisions,” he said. “I look forward to the years ahead as the dental technology industry continues to grow, with Passion, Vision and Innovation as our collective guide.”

Other Top Ten Influencers include Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, CEO of Clinicians Report; John Kois, DMD, MSD, Founder and Director of the Kois Centre; Bennett Napier, CAE, Executive Director of the NADL; Willi Geller, MDT, Founder of Oral Design International Foundation; Peter Pizzi, MDT, CDT, FNGS Owner of Pizzi Dental Studio; Tais Clausen, Co-founder and CTO of 3Shape; Lee Culp, CDT, CEO of Sculpture Studios; Sasha Der Avanessian, President and CEO of Harvest Dental Products; and Ed McLaren, DDS, MDC, Director of the UCLA Centre for Esthetic Dentistry.