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Meet The Team

Frank Hoffman, DMD

Frank Hoffman, DMD

Dr. Hoffman was born in Delaware County Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Chester State College with degrees in accounting, biology and chemistry. He was awarded the DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society at graduation. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. This is one of the busiest training programs in the country and he received extensive training in all phases of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with an emphasis on trauma surgery and surgery to correct dentofacial 

deformities.Dr. Hoffman is a diplomate of The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and past president of the local dental society.

He began private practice in Lehighton, Pennsylvania in 1988 and has lived in the Lehighton area since then. He has two children, one who works at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and one who works at a Philanthropic Foundation in New York City.

During his spare time, Dr. Hoffman enjoys riding his motorcycle and bicycles. He also enjoys photography and participates in competitive shooting.

John McLaughlin, DDS

John McLaughlin, DDS

Dr. McLaughlin was born in western Pennsylvania, and is married with two grown children who are teachers. Dr. McLaughlin graduated from Penn State with a bachelor degree in zoology in 1970. He then attended Temple University School of Dentistry graduation with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school, Dr. McLaughlin entered the Army where he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During his 24 years in the Army Dental Corps, he practiced general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.For six years, Dr. McLaughlin was Assistant Director and then Director of the Army's Oral and 

Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center where he taught other dentists to be oral surgeons.In the past, Dr. McLaughlin has been an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He has practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery with Carbon Oral Surgery Associates since his retirement from the Army in 1998.

His membership in professional organizations include: Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Dr. McLaughlin has published articles in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. He has received multiple military awards culminating in being awarded the A designator by the Surgeon General (an honorary award given for outstanding contributions to one's specialty) and the Legion of Merit award.

Through the years, Dr. McLaughlin has had a variety of hobbies. They include: fencing, glass blowing and stained glass work, jewelry making, shooting, and flight instructor.

For Appointments Please Call

carbon oral surgery number

Conveniently located at

Lehighton Office
1080 Blakeslee Blvd
Lehighton, PA 18235


At A Glance

Oral Surgeons, Dr. Frank Hoffman and Dr. John McLaughlin, practice at Carbon Oral Surgery Associates in Lehighton Pennsylvania, and offer the following oral surgery procedures and services to patients in Carbon County and the surrounding areas:‚Äč

  • Dental Implants
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Bone Grafts & Reconstruction
  • Facial Trauma
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Apicoectomy Procedure
  • Cuspid Exposure
  • TMJ Disorders

Your oral health is a responsibility that we take very seriously. Your care and comfort are our first priority.