About

The Restore Your Smile Team

The restore your smile team is composed of many members. These include:

  1. Surgeon
  2. Prosthetic experts
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Registered nurses
  5. Support staff
Dr. Vigna

Dr. Vigna

Dr. Vigna was born and raised in Toronto where he attended high school at Oakwood Collegiate Institute and graduated with Honors. He was both an Ontario scholar and a Toronto Scholar. Dr. Vigna enjoyed playing rugby and was fortunate to be a part of 4 city championships while in high school. After high school Dr. Vigna attended the University of Toronto where he was affiliated with Trinity College at the St. George Campus.

He was accepted into Dental School in 1986 and graduated with Honors from University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Again during his university years he was a part of 3 Rugby championships with the Faculty of Dentistry. After completing dental school Dr. Vigna completed a one year dental internship at the Toronto General Hospital from 1990-1991. At that time he treated medically compromised patients at the dental clinic and was exposed to the oral surgery program at the University. This created interest in oral surgery and subsequently encouraged him to apply to the oral surgery programs throughout the United States. He was accepted at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, University of Detroit.

For four years from 1991- 1995 he completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. The training was very extensive and included Facial reconstruction and Craniofacial work. Facial trauma was a cornerstone portion of the training. In 1995 following oral surgery residency Dr. Vigna took his fellowship exams and obtained his Royal College of Dental Surgery fellowship with the Canadian Board. Dr. Vigna has been practicing oral maxillofacial surgery in Ontario since 1995. He has had the pleasure of servicing the Niagara Region since 1996 where he has opened his Oral Surgery Clinic. Dr. Vigna is on staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital where he is the chief of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Vigna is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery with McMaster University and teaches Ear, Nose and Throat residents in both his clinic and hospital. Dr. Vigna is a member of multiple associations including both the Canadian and American Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the prestigious Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Vigna resides in St. Catharines with his wife and two children.

Gus Koroneos

Gus Koroneos

Gus grew up in Smithville on his parents poultry farm.
Gus graduated with Honors from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree, he then moved to Toronto to further his studies in Denturism, graduating in 2000. Gus has been a licensed Denturist practicing in the Niagara region for 15 years. He has two successful practices in Niagara Falls and in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Gus is a very passionate denturist and it is illustrated in his dedication to the profession, to his patients, and in his quality of workmanship. Gus was the past president of the College of Denturists of Ontario for two consecutive terms. He continues to further his knowledge participating in continuing education courses abroad, and has restored hundreds of implant cases. Gus always has his patients bests interests at heart and takes pride in personally restoring all of his own implant cases at his onsite lab to ensure best results.

Gus is a member of the College of Denturists of Ontario and the Denturist Group of Ontario. Having grown up in Smithville, Gus spent much time outdoors on his parents farm and still enjoys the outdoors. Gus’s favorite pastime is golfing. His golf dream would be to visit Augusta National. Gus also enjoys riding motorcycles and owns three. He would love to own a 38 Indian Chief. Gus currently lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake with his wife and baby girl.

Taren Trindade

Taren Trindade

Taren A. Trindade, B.A., DD, is an expert in all facets of denturism. She received her B.A. from Brock University and her DD from George Brown College. She is a member of the College of Denturists of Ontario and the Denturist Group of Ontario. She brings to the team a high level of professional care.