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Back Mountain Dental

Dental Services in Pennysylvania

Changing the way you feel about dentistry

Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Dr. James C. DeFinnis DMD is a renowned dentist in Wilkes-Barre, born and raised in Berwick, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Berwick High School, he attended Bucknell University and received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in economics and a science minor.

He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1999 and is presently participating in education courses regularly that cover an array of trending procedures.

Back Mountain Dental

Gentle & Worry-Free

Relax and let us help you. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists can provide a gentle and relaxing dental visit. Your feeling cozy is our utmost priority. Sedation services are available as well to help ease your dental inertness.

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Save thousands of dollars a year with the Back Mountain Dental Savings Plan. This is the perfect solution for individuals and families without dental insurance.

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Exceptional service. Remarkably gentle.

The Choice is Clear

What makes getting your Invisalign Treatment with us worth it? We include over $500 worth of extras, and you don't have to sit through uncomfortable impressions, it's as easy as getting your picture taken.

Testimonials Words from Our Patients

I never thought that I could say that a dentist visit could be enjoyable but I have to admit that it was. Dr. DeFinnis was absolutely wonderful and assured me that I will be able to smile again with confidence. The entire staff was very kind and professional.

​​​​​​​So happy that I made the decision to start my dental work with Back Mountain Dental.

by Pam Zaledonis

I hate going to the dentist but you guys put me at ease. I would recommend your office to anyone who has a problem with going. Speaking as a person who has not gone to one for 30 years out of fear. Thank you, Again I'm a guy that has anxiety about dentists and back mountain dental made me feel totally at easy absolutely no pain.

​​​​​​​Great job back mountain dental thank you!

by Paul Tereska

This was my second visit to Back Mountain Dental and I have to say that this appointment also exceeded my expectations. Kimberly, my hygienist was just incredible, she was kind, and patient, and thorough with my cleaning and answered all questions I had for her. I have been to dentists where my cleaning was very painful, but I thought that was how it was supposed to be, but I left BMD with super clean teeth and a very happy and non-painful mouth (and I am SUPER sensitive)!! My first visit was also amazing, I went because I had been having a lot of pain ever since my old dentist started replacing my silver fillings. I needed two crowns so I agreed and thought it would be a standard crown procedure with a temporary, and then having to come back in three weeks for a permanent.

But NO such thing!! They prepared both of my teeth and created the crowns right there in the office, they even stayed late to finish my work! All of this work took less than 2 hours! Also, they were VERY upfront about the cost and even gave me space to contact my spouse to check in before beginning the work, when I committed to doing both crowns at the same time they gave me a discount for good measure. My technician for my crowns was just as amazing as my hygienist, and Michelle at the front desk was welcoming and accommodating! The team at Back Mountain Dental is just incredible, I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new dentist!!


Jo VonRue

Back Mountain Dental

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  • 210 Carverton Road
    Shavertown, PA 18708 USA