Our Surgeons

David J. Caponigro D.D.S

Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery March 1990-present
Teaching appointment: Columbia University Assistant Clinical Professor-School of Dental & Oral Surgery
Assistant Clinical Attending Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Rockland County Dental Society/ Former President New York State Dental Society
Fellow-American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery American Dental Association
Fellow-American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
William F. Harrigan Society (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)-Secretary

Professional Education:
Columbia University-School of Dental and Oral Surgery Degree: DDS

Specialty training:
Nassau County Medical Center Chief Resident Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Resident Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery 1984-1988 Chief Resident Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery 1987-1988

Elementary Education:
Public Schools East Ramapo, NY High School:
Public School-Spring Valley High
Undergraduate Education:
B.A.; Biology - Fordham University-Fordham College
Deans List and Academic Honors

Private practice: July 1988-present Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Associated with: Carmine Caponigro, DDS, PC - Retired

Dental licenser: New York State New Jersey
Hospital Appointments:
Good Samaritan Hospital-Suffern, NY
- Attending
- Chief Dental Section
- Director of Chief Subsection Dentistry Dept. of Surgery Jawonio Developmental Center
- Craniofacial Team-Consultant & Surgeon: Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Helen Hayes Hospital
- Former Chief Section Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Nyack Hospital-Nyack, NY
- Assistant Attending
Nassau County Medical Center
- Assistant Attending Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Attending

Dr. Anthony Pavone

ANTHONY G. PAVONE, DDS, MD, FACS is a partner at the practice of Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery, PC located at 84 Route 59 in Suffern, NY and is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. He has the additional distinction of being recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, being the only oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties to be so honored.

Dr. Pavone's practice utilizes cutting edge technologies such as computer guided surgery and CT technology for the correction of facial and jaw trauma, jaw defects, jaw growth anomalies, and surgical placement of dental implants. Dr. Pavone is continually on the forefront of research and applications of new tools to help address the most complicated maxillofacial cases relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. In Rockland County, he practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures with expertise ranging from dental implants to corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal to facial trauma.

Dr. Pavone was raised in Liverpool, NY, a suburb of Syracuse and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in May, 1995 from Cornell University, Ithaca NY where he majored in Genetics and Development, receiving Dean's List designation and induction into the Red Key Society.

Dr. Pavone was Valedictorian of his graduating class at NYU College of Dentistry where he was awarded a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in May 2000. He then attended NYU School of Medicine where he earned a Doctorate of Medicine in May, 2004 and completed his residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general surgery at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City.

He has received numerous awards for academic excellence and applied skills especially in the field of oral and maxillo-facial surgery. Most notably, he received the NYU College of Dentistry Alumni Award and Alpha Omega International Fraternity Award, both of which recognize academic excellence. Additionally, he received the American College of Dentists Outstanding Leader Award which recognizes achievements in professionalism and leadership in the field of dentistry.

In addition to his full time practice at Ramapo Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery in Suffern, Dr. Pavone is on the surgical staff of both Good Samaritan Hospital and Nyack Hospital. He maintains membership in several professional organizations including: Academy of Osseointegration, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, New York County Medical Society, Dr. William F. Harrigan Society, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Bergen County Dental Society, New York County Dental Society, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and the Rockland County Dental Society; of which he is the Program Chair.

He participates in many community services activities and currently donates his time as a member of the Craniofacial Team at Jawonio, The Center for People with Disabilities and Special Needs in Rockland County. The Craniofacial Team was awarded the New York State Speech and Hearing Award in 2010. Dr. Pavone's work was additionally recognized when was honored with the Jawonio Friends Award in October 2010.

Dr. Pavone also is an active volunteer with Donated Dental Services (DDS) of the New York State Dental Foundation, and the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, which links volunteer dentists and laboratories throughout New York with elderly, disabled and medically compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary dental and oral surgery treatment.

In past years, he has volunteered with Cleft Lip and Palate surgery outreach programs including Healing the Children Cleft Lip and Palate Outreach Program, Columbia, South America, and the Cleft Lip and Palate Outreach Program, Campeche, Mexico. He has also traveled to the Dominican Republic twice, with the NYU College of Dentistry Oral Health Outreach Program; once as a student, and a second time as Oral Surgery Faculty.

Dr. Pavone's achievements extend beyond academic and professional pursuits onto the athletic field as well. At Cornell, Dr. Pavone was named National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 All America in Lacrosse. He was selected First Team All Ivy League, Academic All Ivy League, and he received the C.F. Morse Cornell Lacrosse Athlete of the Year Award to recognize him for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. In 1995 Dr. Pavone was the national scoring champion for all teams playing NCAA Division 1 college lacrosse.

Dr. Pavone is married and lives in Nanuet with his wife Jennifer and two children.

Dr. Justin Hendi


Undergraduate Education:
Tufts University, Medford New York
Dean's List and Tufts University Varsity Crew Oarsmen

Professional Education:
Private Practice Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, North Shore New York  2009
Tufts Medical Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, DMD

Private practice: Ramapo Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Dental licenser: Dentistry, New York State  

Hospital Affiliations:
Good Samaritan Hospital-Suffern, NY
Medical Staff
Nyack Hospital-Nyack, NY
Medical Staff

Awards & Activities: Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance in the Tufts Oral Surgery Clinic 2003-2004  
  Dean’s List for High Performance on National Board Examinations Part I and II. 2004  
  Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Academic Merit Scholarship  2002-2003  
  Nobel Biocare Implant Lecture, Mahwah NJ Implant Dentistry: Where We Are and How We Got Here  
  Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Hispanic American Society 2001-2005  
  Dean’s list Tufts University 1998-2000  
Research: Dental and Skeletal changes following SARPE 2007 - 2009  
  Retrospective analysis of implant success in irradiated patients 2007  
  Best Scientific Research by a Senior. "Application of Trigeminal Somatosensory Evoked Potentials to Assess Nerve Paresthesia After Ortognathic surgery” 2005  
  A Clinico-Pathologic Correlation: Pemphigus Vulgaris. Journal of the New York Dental Society. Volume 52/No. 4, page 54 Winter 2004est  2004  

Rockland County Dental Society, Program American Dental Association
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Ninth District Dental Association
New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Bergen County Dental Society
American Dental Society of Anesthesiology  

Contact Us Today!

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901