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Dr. Salvatore Infantino

Bending backwards to help you smile.
Black and white portrait of Dr. Salvatore Infantino, dentist in Pittston, PA, laughing with his team

‘‘I don't believe in lecturing patients. Instead, I want to partner with you to come up with a solution for your smile."

Why did Dr. Sal choose to practice dentistry in Pittston?

“I actually loved tinkering with things like motorbikes and saw it was no different than dentistry. I was always amazed at how I suffered during dental treatment as a kid! No cuspidor, a drill driven by two rubber bands. I always knew that there was a squirrel chasing a nut on a treadmill, powering that drill! I wanted to deliver dental care differently where the patient’s comfort is always our top priority while providing high-quality treatment that’ll last a lifetime.”

What’s the best part of Salvatore J. Infantino DMD?

“I love the technical aspects of dental procedures in general. Dental surgery is my favorite but my all time high is seeing the tears of joys in someone’s eyes when they see the results of a cosmetic case!!”

Dr. Sal's Journey to Delivering Amazing Dentistry
Education
  • Worked as a dental assistant while in dental school

  • Honor Graduate of Pittston Area High School

  • Graduate from Temple University School of Dentistry

  • Opened Salvatore J. Infantino DMD in 1989 serving the communities in Pittston, PA

Continuing Education
  • Attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies for advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry

  • Pursues continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest advancements in dentistry

Tell us about the first day you opened your practice.

“My first patient actually showed up the night before I was opening. She was in extreme pain, and I extracted a wisdom tooth to get her out of pain. Our anniversary date is July 30, 1989, and we’ve been going on strong for more than 28 years.”

What do you like to do outside the dental office?

“I have two wonderful parents who have always shown love. I was recently married in 2017 to Violet (our office manager). I love to golf, especially the technical aspects of the swing. We raised and bred Akitas and have retired from it now, but we have nine Akitas here who we love and have a great life enjoying their retirement! My wife and I love to travel and our goal together is to one day be able to really really really travel!!”

Who is your hero?

“My mom. She has never had a bad word to say about anyone and she battled two different cancers within three months, colon cancer and a double mastectomy. I never ever heard her complain or even shed a tear!! If I can be half the man as she is a woman, I will have truly achieved my personal goals.”

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by?

“My mom taught us to be kind, to love hard, never forget where you came from, and always show respect to others! I was going through a rough time and she gave me a poem titled ‘I AM OK.’ It was pretty prophetic and I still read it numerous times a month.”

What flavor ice cream would you be?

“Chocolate mint chip covered with Hershey’s Chocolate Shell poured over it. You know the stuff that forms a hard crust because on the outside, I seem tough and hard but the truth is on the inside I am a softie!!!!”


Get To Know Our Caring Team

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Violet

Office Manager

Tell us about yourself.

“I grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I am one of three daughters and also a twin. I recently got married in April 2017 to my best friend, Dr. Sal. I started working with my husband in March of 2016, which was my best decision. Together, we make a great team and share the love of dentistry.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“By chance, I was working in a medical outpatient facility in the registration department. I took care of a dentist, he asked me if I wanted a job in his practice, and it’s been my passion ever since. The best part of my job is seeing a patient leave who is over the moon with the results of their treatment.”

Previous Experience:

  • Worked as front desk/office manager for an implant and endodontic practice from 2006 to 2016.

What do you do outside of the office?

“My husband and I love to travel and see the world. We would love to travel more but it’s difficult because we have 9 Akita show dogs that we miss terribly when we are away. Most recently we joined a gym together and enjoy working out. We also enjoy cooking together and trying new recipes.”

Who is your hero?

“My husband – he is the most intelligent person I’ve ever met. He’s strong, compassionate, and resilient. He always puts others before him. Although he has the terrible disease of diabetes, you’d never know… he never complains or skips a beat.”

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by?

“Treat others how you’d like to be treated.”

Anne

Front Desk

Tell us about yourself.

“I live in Edwardsville, PA. I’m a single mom with two children. My daughter, Karlee, is 20 years old and my son, Richie, is 11 years old. I’ve been in the field of dentistry for 28 years.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I started in dentistry in 1980 with no experience and was trained on the job. The patients are the best part of my job!”

Previous Experience:

  • Started out as a dental assistant then moved to the front desk
  • Has the knowledge of all parts of the office

What do you do outside of the office?

“I love hanging out and taking care of my son.”

Who is your hero?

“Mom because she raised seven kids by herself.”

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by?

“Never ever use the word ‘hate’ because it’s a very strong word.”

What flavor ice cream would you be?

“Chocolate chip mint!”

Candi

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

“I’ve been married to my husband for 21 years. We dated 6 years before we got married. I have two daughters. I live in Pittston Township.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“I chose hygiene to educate patients about the importance of oral health. The best part of my job is meeting new people every day and making their smiles brighter!”

Previous Experience and Education Achievements:

  • Worked as a dental assistant for a year in 1990
  • Graduated in 1994 as a RDH
  • Been working since then as a hygienist
  • Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene
  • CPR certification
  • Graduated from Luzerne County Community College
  • Certification in dental assisting
  • Continuing education credits

What do you do outside of the office?

“I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, shopping, and gardening.”

Who is your hero?

“My dad. He worked hard to provide for his family and love us unconditionally.”

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by?

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all! Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

What flavor ice cream would you be?

“Chocolate and vanilla twist with sprinkles because you can’t decide what flavor, so you get both, and who doesn’t love sprinkles?”

Leslie

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

“I’m married with one child and we reside in Hanover Township, PA. My interests are naturally dental hygiene, reading, traveling, and shopping.”

Why did you choose dentistry?

“My parents were friends with a local dentist; he got me interested in the dental field. I love interacting with the patients. Each person has different qualities and uniqueness, and I’m satisfied when I am able to provide quality service and the customer feels better and more confident with a bright smile. I love my job. I look forward to meeting new and existing patients every day along with providing quality and excellent care to the patients.”

Previous Experience and Education Achievements:

  • 30 years experience in the dental field
  • Graduated from Berwick High School PA
  • Received associates degree as a registered dental hygienist
  • Attends continuing education courses to keep abreast of new and advanced techniques utilized on a daily basis

What do you do outside of the office?

“Family time comes first, and we travel often visiting various locations in Pennsylvania. We enjoy going out with friends and extended family. I personally love to read, shop, work in my yard… just have fun.”

Who is your hero?

“My son is my hero. He is on the Autism spectrum with intellectual disabilities, and he works diligently on overcoming obstacles daily and makes me proud to be his mom.”

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by?

“Strive to be your best, treat others as you would like to be treated, treat others with respect and lend a hand when you can.”

What flavor ice cream would you be?

“Chocolate Peanut Butter… Peanut butter is protein and Chocolate is good for your heart, plus it is smooth and blends together perfectly!!!”

I recommend Dr. Infantino to anyone who is afraid of going to the dentist. I don't do well with pain and due to an issue many years ago, I've been terrified of needing dental work. I had a root canal today; my first adult dental procedure. I have to say, Dr. Infantino far exceeded my expectations. No pain whatsoever!!!! My biggest fear was the needle for numbing and I didn't feel a thing. Can't forget to mention his amazing staff either. Very supportive and caring individuals!!

Charlene G., Dr. Sal's Actual Patient

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