Dental Staff

All professionals at Colvin Avenue Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Robert P. Vignali, DDS

Born in NYC, raised in Huntington Long Island, Dr. Vignali ventured upstate for his undergraduate studies at St. Bonaventure University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Pre Medical Studies.  He then received his DDS degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1985.

Dr. Vignali has been practicing in the Capital District since 1985 and as a solo practitioner since 1988. For 18 years his office was on Madison Avenue.  In 2008 he met an exceptional dentist/architect of Unthank Designs in Nebraska who inspired him to build a new office.  In 2010 he moved his practice into a new state of the art facility at 29 Colvin Avenue, Albany, NY. 

One thing Dr. Vignali likes the most is helping his patients achieve excellent dental health.  He is very passionate about his work and if he has an extra minute or hour he would love to tell you all about it!  He truly enjoys what he does and strives to provide exceptional care at each patient visit.

Dr. Vignali feels it is very important to continue his dental education. Some of the extensive courses he has attended include:
• The Institute for Advanced Studies in Dental Esthetics, SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Post Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry.
• Dawson Academy, TMD and Facial Pain with Dr. Peter Dawson.
• 2016, 88 CE hours Implant Dentistry Continuum with Dr. Arun Garg.
• Fellowship, International Dental Implant Association.
• April 2016 he participated in providing dental surgery and implant placement at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 
• June 2018, Dr. Vignali completed 180 CE hours at the University of Florida “Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Dental Implant Continuum”.

Dr. Vignali lives in Clifton Park with this wife Theresa where they raised their three children who have flown the coop. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and time with his family especially at the beach in Delaware!


Gregory Lewis, DDS

Dr. Gregory Lewis is excited to join Dr. Vignali and his team at Colvin Avenue Dental!

Dr. Lewis grew up in Columbus, Ohio where he was very involved in his community as an Eagle Scout, through sports, and numerous extracurricular programs. After earning a Bachelor’s degree at Ohio Wesleyan University he moved to New York City and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University. While there, Dr. Lewis was his class president for three consecutive years and was selected as student of the year in 2013.  After graduation, Dr. Lewis completed his dental residency program at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital (now known as Northwell Health).

Prior to joining Colvin Avenue Dental,  Dr. Lewis was treating patients in a Health Professional Shortage Area in Oneonta, NY for several years. Dr. Lewis is currently a member of both the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association.

Dr. Lewis currently lives in Schenectady with his wife Dr. Danielle Shai whom he met in dental school and is also practicing as a general dentist in the area.

Dr. Lewis takes pride in serving underserved communities. He spent three spring breaks during his time at Ohio Wesleyan traveling to New Orleans helping to rebuild communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Lewis has traveled to both Nicaragua and Nepal to provide free dental care to kids and adults in areas without access to care. 

In his free time, Dr. Lewis enjoys running, soccer, and the outdoors, as well as reading, puzzles, and catching up on the latest TV shows with Danielle.

He is committed to providing the best care for his patients and is excited to be working with Dr. Vignali to serve the Capital Region!