Meet Dr. Falcone

Dr. Falcone was graduated from Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey. He then attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1990 and completed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the State of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn/ Kings County Hospital Center, receiving his certificate in 1994. During the final year of his residency, he served as chief resident in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Kings County Hospital Center, Downstate Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Coney Island Hospital. all of which are in Brooklyn, New York.

In June 1995, Dr. Falcone completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Facial Cosmetic and Temporomandibular Joint Surgery sponsored by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.    Part of the yearlong fellowship program was spent in South America, first in Colombia with “Healing the Children” on a medical mission to treat cleft lip and palate anomalies.  Later, in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Falcone performed surgery for patients with dentofacial and cranio facial deformities.  The remainder of the year was spent performing temporomandibular joint surgery at Staten Island Hospital in New York for four months and facial cosmetic and otolaryngology surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, for three months. 
 

Dr. Falcone was board certified in March 1996 by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has achieved Diplomate status. He was also re-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in November 2004; passing the mandatory re-certification examination, which is required every 8 to10 years. Subsequently, Dr. Falcone became a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology in March of 2005 by successfully completing their challenging certification examination.  In addition, Dr. Falcone is a former Clinical Instructor and Attending Surgeon at the State of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Kings County Hospital Center, where he taught Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents the most technologically advanced surgical techniques. He was also a mock board examiner for the Metropolitan New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Programs to better prepare these residents for their board certification exams.

The Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have appointed Dr. Falcone (in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry) as an Office Anesthesia Evaluator. He inspects dental offices that provide anesthesia (oral sedation, IV sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia) to their patients, to make sure the proper standards of care are followed. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, as well as the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Falcone is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Falcone has been a member of our medical community since 1996, practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery at Falcone Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. here in Hazleton, PA.  He holds a staff appointment at Hazleton General Hospital. His wife, Linda Rocanelli, is also a member of our medical community. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)  employed by Falcone Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. and Somnia Anesthesia, Inc..  Ms. Rocanelli provides anesthesia services at Hazleton General Hospital and Dr. Falcone's office.  Dr. Falcone and Ms. Rocanelli have made a commitment to provide quality medical care in the Greater Hazleton area as well as all of Northeast Pennsylvania.