Dr. Vigna Bio

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 surgery was prominent in his 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 the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Niagara Health System. He operates at both the St. Catharines General Hospital and the Greater Niagara General Hospital. He is also the Lead for Dental Service with the Department of Surgery at the Niagara Health System. Dr. Vigna is 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. He is also a member of the prestigious Chalmers J. Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Vigna’s main focus of practice at this time is full mouth reconstruction with dental implants. Dr. Vigna routinely performs All-On-4 surgery and is one of only a few surgeons that routinely performs Zygoma implant surgery. Dr. Vigna also lectures on Fixed-Immediate load prostheses with Zygoma implants.

In addition, Dr. Vigna is one of the leading clinicians in Canada for Dentsply Sirona and the Conus treatment concept. Dr. Vigna lectures on the Conus treatment concept and produces teaching literature for Dentsply Sirona. Dr. Vigna is the new associate editor of Spectrum Implants: The Journal of Clinical and Practical Oral Implantology.