Anthony G. Pavone, DDS, MD, FACS or Riley Wedlake, DMD, West Nyack and New City Oral Surgeon
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He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY as a student athlete, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in May 1995. Dr. Pavone majored in Genetics and Development and achieved Dean’s List designation. Additionally, he was inducted into the prestigious Red Key Society, which recognizes academic and athletic excellence in student athletes.
Dr. Pavone’s achievements at Cornell University included those on the lacrosse field as well. During the 1995 lacrosse season, Dr. Pavone led NCAA Division 1 lacrosse in scoring, accumulating the most total points, most points per game, most total assists, and most assists per game. He led Cornell lacrosse to the NCAA tournament and his 1995 team finished ranked #10 in the country. He was selected NCAA Division 1 All America in Lacrosse. Ivy League honors included unanimous First Team All Ivy League selection, Academic All Ivy League, and he was recognized for outstanding athletic and academic achievement receiving the C.F. Morse Cornell Lacrosse Athlete of the Year Award in 1995.
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Dr. Pavone graduated from NYU College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May 2000. He was Valedictorian of his dental school class of more than 400 students. He was honored with the following awards for academic excellence: the Kauffman Award, the NYU College of Dentistry Alumni Award, and Alpha Omega International Fraternity Award, each of which recognizes academic excellence and overall #1 academic ranking. Additionally, he received the American College of Dentists Outstanding Leader Award, given to one graduating dental student. This award recognizes achievements in professionalism and leadership in the field of dentistry.
He also attended NYU School of Medicine and received a Doctorate of Medicine in May, 2004.
Dr. Pavone completed specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as a full year of general surgery training, at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. Additionally, he received advanced training in General Anesthesia.
Dr. Pavone is Board Certified by of the American Board of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, and he successfully passed the re-certification exam in September 2017. He has the additional distinction of being recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, which distinguishes him as an exceptional surgeon by his peers within the medical community.
Dr. Pavone is an expert in advanced surgical techniques. He utilizes and has lectured on computer guided surgery and CT technology. Both of these technologies have allowed surgeons more exact correction of facial and jaw trauma, jaw defects, jaw growth anomalies, and more precision placement of dental implants.
In addition to full time oral surgery practice, Dr. Pavone is on the surgical staff of Nyack Hospital. He has memberships in the following professional organizations: Dr. William F. Harrigan Society (as President), American Medical and American Dental Associations (AMA and ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), NYS Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (NYSSOMS), Bergen County Dental Society, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO), and the Rockland County Dental Society (RCDS). He served seven years as the Program Chair for the RCDS.
Dr. Pavone believes strongly in serving his community. From July 2006 until June 2014, he was a dedicated team member of the Craniofacial Team at Jawonio. In Rockland County, Jawanio is the Center for People with Disabilities and Special Needs. The Craniofacial Team received the New York State Speech and Hearing Award in 2010 and each team member was individually honored with the Jawonio Friends Award in October of the same year.
Dr. Pavone volunteers for Donated Dental Services (DDS). The New York State Dental Foundation and the National Foundation of Dentistry provide this amazing service for the Handicapped, linking volunteer dentists, oral surgeons, and dental laboratories throughout New York with elderly, disabled and medically compromised individuals who cannot afford needed dental and oral surgery treatment.
Throughout his career, Dr. Pavone has volunteered for numerous outreach programs with special interest in Cleft Lip and Palate surgery. His volunteerism has led him to Columbia, South America as part of the Healing the Children Cleft Lip and Palate Outreach Program. Additionally, he also visited Campeche, Mexico, again part of a Cleft Lip and Palate surgical team. The NYU College of Dentistry Oral Health Outreach Program selected him twice to travel to and deliver needed dental and oral surgery care to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic; first as a student dentist, and then a second time as serving as the Oral Surgery Faculty member.
Dr. Pavone is married and lives in New Jersey with his wife Jennifer and two children, Addison and AJ.