40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

JAMES DeFINNIS

  • Trucksville, Pennsylvania
  • Back Mountain Dental

Age:

39

Name of Practice:

Back Mountain Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

The third dentist in his family to attend Temple’s Kornberg School, Dr. DeFinnis has more than a decade’s worth of experience and an expansive, seven-operatory office with state-of- the-art diagnostic and treatment technology.

Favorite Aspect of Dentistry

Dr. DeFinnis was selected to be one of a small class that studied aesthetic and restorative dentistry with Frank Spear, the founder of Spear Education, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. DeFinnis now shares that knowledge with his patients in Pennsylvania.

Tool He Can't Live Without

Back Mountain Dental offers intravenous sedation, which puts many of Dr. DeFinnis’s most anxious patients at ease.

Something People Don't Know

Despite living in landlocked northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. DeFinnis is an experienced surfer who frequently hits the waves with his 7-year-
old daughter at his in-laws’ home in Florida.