Melissa Ravago, DMD
Dr. Melissa Ravago is an Albuquerque native (a graduate of the Albuquerque Academy and the University of New Mexico) returning to her hometown after receiving a DMD from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Recently, she was listed as one of Albuquerque the Magazine’s 2014 Top General Dentist, a 2015 Albuquerque Journal Reader’s Choice Award notable, and the winner of the 2016 Albuquerque Journal Reader’s Choice Award.
After coming home, Dr. Ravago practiced at the University of New Mexico’s prestigious Department of Dental Medicine where she learned from some of the top general dentists and specialists in the state. As an Associate Professor at UNM, she trained residents in cutting edge treatments and techniques while also providing direct patient care.
“The UNMH affiliation was key because our practice was just so vast,” says Dr. Ravago. “We learned to treat a full range of patients and cases, from simple and preventative care right up to the most complicated histories you can imagine.”
With this experience and knowledge, Dr. Ravago founded Ravago Dental with the goal of providing a full spectrum of state-of-the-art care in a personal, family-oriented setting. What really sets her practice apart, however, are the people. “It’s absolutely my staff,” she emphasizes. “I have a fantastic team that loves what they do and is also very caring, which in turn creates a comfortable environment for the patients.”
When Dr. Ravago isn’t improving Albuquerqueans’ teeth, she is likely playing softball or volleyball with her husband and friends. “I’m better at softball,” she says, “though I worry about my teeth less in volleyball.” Dr. Ravago is always eager to see each day’s roster of patients. “I love getting to know my patients and helping them have healthy smiles!”