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Victor P. Avis D.D.S. 15 St. Pauls Avenue Staten Island, New York 10301 (718) 816-5200




















Dr. Victor P. Avis, D.D.S.

15 St. Pauls Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

fax: 718-228-7744
Office Hours
Monday       8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday     8:00am - 1:00 pm

Friday and Sunday

Meet Our Team


Tara Seagriff

If you need convincing that this practice is a family, how’s this: Tara is the fourth generation of Gramprey’s to work for the Avis family. Tara began her work with The Avis family at age fourteen and has never left. Since the early days, Tara has completed high school, two years of dental hygiene training and multiple post-doctoral educational programs.

Tara is Victor’s clinical assistant for all procedures, doing whatever is necessary to make it possible for him to just go in and do dentistry. Tara prepares the chart, explains what will be done and helps put any fears aside. Tara makes the patient comfortable and the visit run smoothly. She is delighted when she refers a patient to the practice. She say’s “I know for a fact the patient will get the very best dentistry here.”

Tara along with her husband Ian and 2 children, James and Riley enjoy vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort. Tara and Ian love to go to the Theater and try new restaurants. She is also a member and officer in her LAOH division.




Gladys Lombardi



 After completing the training necessary for her career, Gladys joined us with great spirit and enthusiasm! Already dubbed “Gladys the Great” by one patient, Gladys understands how uneasy some patients feel about their dental visits, so providing a relaxing and positive experience is her goal.

She is happily married and has three children and two grandchildren. She looks forward to providing many years of service to our patients and our practice.




Dawn Christie

Dawn admits that marketing was hard to learn -- in addition to being a hygienist, she's also Director of Practice Development. There was a time when someone gave her a compliment, she'd just get red in the face. Now she turns it into a referral! And although preparing mailings and writing up brochure copy can be a "tooth-grinding experience," she really enjoys figuring out how to help make the practice grow.

Dawn enjoys listening to her patients and getting to know them on a personal level too. She also enjoys learning and strives to be on top of her profession. Dawn feels if you’re not learning you’re not growing.

When Dawn is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her daughter Ryann and her husband John.

Dawn also enjoys reading, digital photography and coaching for the Wagner Aquatics Club.





Kimberly Avis


Kim is our front desk receptionist and one of the creative minds behind the Avis dental marketing and practice development programs. She and Dawn work closely together to keep patients and the community aware of Avis developments.

Kim is a devoted mom to her three beautiful daughters. She is a member of the Board of the Staten Island JCC and co-chairs the Chai Society at Wagner College.  
One of Kim's favorite things is coming to work and being part of such a wonderful group of people!

She also believes that Greg S. is awesome because he has actually read this entire website!!! Even the terms of Use!

We love you Greg!!!


Jeanne Morro


Not only is Jeanne the newest member of our Dental Team, she also has been a long time patient of our practice.  Jeanne attended a two year Dental Assisting Program, completed her internship, graduated with honors and has earned her certification in Radiology and Infection Control.  We quickly noticed Jeanne's enthusiasm to learn as well as her commitment to the care of our patients while she was interning with us. As a team we made the decision to welcome her into our Dental family!  Jeanne has a friendly personality and always is compassionate to our patients needs and enjoys working in our patient focused environment taking much pride in making their visits comfortable.


Jeanne enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, and vacationing to the beach with her husband Joseph, and their two daughters Nicolette and Leanna. She is looking forward to a bright future in dentistry in which she will provide many years of service to the Avis Team and our patients.



Dee Gramprey


Dee's first job at Avis Dentistry was sterilizing hand pieces, covering the phones for lunches, filing and making patient appointments. But soon, Dr. Ronald Avis asked her to help with insurance, which was great because she could make her own hours and be home for her daughter Tara. Dee is the 3rd generation of Gramprey's to work for the Avis family.



Dee is proud to be a native Staten Islander. She is active in her church and community. Dee is a member of LAOH and loves to travel. But for Dee, family comes before everything, she loves to cook, bake and host family holiday dinners. Dee is most happy when she is with her grandchildren James and Riley. Dee says, “I feel very fortunate to be part of a high quality, caring and compassionate dental team.”


After 30+ years, Dee has decided to retire...but not totally! She still handles all the insurance for our practice. Although she is not in the office on a daily basis, she is still a great part of our team!