Meet Dr. DeFinnis​​​​​​​

Dental Cosmetic Surgeon - Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Dr. James C. DeFinnis, with Roxy, is the newest addition to the Back Mountain Dental team. Roxy is a micro bernedoodle dog (hypoallergenic and non-shedding). She's here to help ease the anxiety of patients coming to see us.

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Dr. James C. DeFinnis DMD is an eminent dentist in Scranton, PA. He is a Pennsylvanian native born and raised in Berwick. 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. In 1999, he graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry. He is now pursuing his education courses regularly that covers an assortment of trending procedures and technologies.

Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. DeFinnis has studied under Dr. Frank Spear, the founder, director of the Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona, which focuses on esthetic and restorative dentistry. He is a member of the Spear Faculty Club, which is a select group of dentists who have completed the Spear Mastery Continuum, assist in, and mentor courses at the center.


Dr. DeFinnis started his Back Mountain dental practice in 2000 and took pride in expanding his education in the areas that best help him serve the needs of his patients. His practice offers cutting-edge technology to provide the most conversant options for generic and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. DeFinnis focuses on dental health care and provides a very suitable and satisfying treatment to his patients

Sedation Dentistry for Pain-Free Procedures

Dr. DeFinnis is also an IV sedation dentist providing the comfort of sedation dentistry to his patients who have a fear of dental treatments. Intravenous sedation or dental IV sedation is a medical technique that keeps patients securely sedated throughout their dental procedures.

Dr. DeFinnis is a postgraduate hospital-based residency-trained doctor with multiple continuing education classes in conscious IV sedation. His office is equipped with advanced hospital gear, and he is trained to administer sedation anesthesia.

An IV sedation is similar to general anesthesia, where the patient is never fully asleep with "conscious" sedation. IV sedation dentistry uses monitored anesthesia care, which is a very safe and effective means of completing complex procedures. Dr. DeFinnis assures you soothing dental treatments in one sitting with no pain and distress.

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Dr. James DeFinnis with his wife Jodee, daughter Isabella 13 years old, daughter Nadia 11 years old, daughter Mila 7 years.

Our Services

Gentle & Worry-Free

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Relax and let us help you. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists can provide you with a gentle and relaxing dental visit. Your comfort is our top priority. Sedation services are also available to help ease those with dental fears.

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