Meet The Staff

Kurt Notarnicola, DDS

Dr. Kurt Notarnicola received his Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and went on to attend the New York University College of Dentistry where he graduated as the class salutatorian. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education. He then attended four years of residency at Jersey City Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, and Geisinger Medical Center and has been practicing Oral Surgery privately since 2005. In 2009, Dr. Kurt opened Morris Sussex Oral Surgery Associates. 

Stefanie Mele, CDA

Stefanie Mele earned her liberal arts degree from County College of Morris. After graduating, she went on to attend Dental Studies Institute. There, she studied to earn her Dental Assistant certification. In May of 2010, shortly after the practice opened, Stefanie began working at Morris Sussex Oral Surgery Associates. Since then, she has become the Surgical Assistant for the practice. 


Ivana Panach

Ivana Panach began her formal education in Slovakia. Her interest in oral health comes from her family’s successful careers in dental medicine. To continue her studies, Ivana moved to New Jersey to attend Dental Assistant courses. In July 2020, she began working at Morris Sussex Oral Surgery Associates. Ivana continues to take dental courses to ensure that she is up-to-date with the latest knowledge in the field. 



Rowan Court

Rowan Court earned her liberal arts degree from Sussex County Community College. After graduating, she began working in the medical field as a customer service representative. She has over 10 years of experience assisting people in various ways. In December 2020, Rowan began working at Morris Sussex Oral Surgery Associates as the receptionist.