Get to Know Mamaroneck Oral Surgery’s Talented Surgeon, Dr. Paonessa
It’s been almost a year since Matthew Paonessa, DDS, MD joined our team at Mamaroneck Oral Surgery, and his patients already recognize his talent and recommend him as a highly skilled oral surgeon in Westchester, NY. As a Mamaroneck local, we are confident Dr. Paonessa will be a healthcare staple in the community for years to come.
“Was referred by local dentist. I’ve always been a tough patient, and very apprehensive. Had a procedure done by Dr. Paonessa, and I must say, it was the most pain free dental experience I ever had. Dr. Paonessa is a very talented surgeon. I highly recommend this Doctor.” –David B. on Yelp.
Get to Know Dr. Paonessa
A graduate of Mamaroneck High School, Dr. Paonessa went on to complete his undergraduate degree at State University of New York College at Cortland, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. While studying for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Paonessa was invited to join Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). OKU, the national dental honor society founded in 1914, was formed to promote the ideals of high scholarship and character among dental students by accepting only the 10% of all dental students. Dr. Paonessa then moved on to Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree.
Above: Dr. Allan Kucine, associate dean for clinical affairs and acting chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, presented the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Award to Dr Paonessa, the graduate who demonstrated outstanding ability in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Paonessa completed his 6 years of training in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at Northshore-LIJ. His residency included a 1-year general surgery internship at Stony Brook University Hospital, which earned him recognition as Resident of the Year in 2015, In his final year, Dr. Paonessa was Chief Resident, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Dental Medicine at Northwell Health.
While treating patients at Mamaroneck Oral Surgery, Dr. Paonessa is a member of the voluntary faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCM) at Cornell University. In this role as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Paonessa uses his “rich, multi-disciplinary expertise to teach, participate in clinical research, and collaborate on patient care with full-time faculty physicians.” A board eligible Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Paonessa is also on the attending staff at New York/Presbyterian Hospital.