Welcome to Falcone Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Thank you for visiting the website of  Dr. Frank Falcone, Jr..  This site  contains important information about my practice and the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Our office is dedicated to providing you with the most modern and highest quality care possible.  Our goal is to make your visit to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon a pleasant experience. 

You may ask, "What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, anyway?"  The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery defines my specialty as, "The art and science of diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries, defects, and esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial area."  The word "maxillofacial" refers to the jaws and face.  Patients come to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) for a wide variety of problems. (Please see sidebar at left for a list of common problems that we treat.)

                                              Falcone, D. M. D.Becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is extremely arduous.  Oral and maxillofacial surgeons first must attend four years of college.  Then, four more years of schooling is necessary to obtain a doctoral degree.  After that, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is trained for another four to six years in a hospital-based oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program.  An oral and maxillofacial surgeon spends a significant amount of time rotating through medically related fields such as internal medicine, general and trauma surgery, anesthesiology, otolaryngology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.  In addition, an OMS rotates through emergency medicine; critical care medicine, head and neck surgery and even neurosurgery.  A certificate to practice oral and maxillofacial surgery is awarded after successful completion of this type of residency program.   Dr. Falcone has also completed a yearlong Fellowship in Facial Cosmetic and Temporomandibular Joint Surgery after the completion of his residency.

Our office is located in the Medical Arts Complex, 668 North Church Street, Suite 10, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 18201.  It is a convenient location, across the street from the former Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center.  It is accessible from all of the major highways in Northeast Pennsylvania. (Find Us)

Most procedures can be done safely and comfortably in our office.  However, if your case is extensive or complicated, Dr. Falcone maintains staff privileges at Hazleton General Hospital.

We strive to provide you with the most advanced and up to date surgical procedures to treat all of your oral and maxillofacial surgery needs.  Please feel free to navigate this web site to obtain further information about our practice and the procedures that we offer. 

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