Meet Our Pittston Dentist

A compassionate dentist and an exceptional dental team are awaiting you!

Dr. Salvatore Infantino

Going the extra mile to help you smile.
Dr. Salvatore Infantino in a navy suit and white shirt

‘‘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

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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 Dental Team

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Violet

Office Manager

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I met my husband, Dr. Infantino, in 2015, and we got married in April of 2017. We reside in Dallas, PA with our 12-year-old Akita, who is our pride and joy.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I started in the medical field, and while on the job, I was asked if I were looking for a job by a dentist. I interviewed with the dentist, got the job, and fell in love with the profession. I have been working in the dental field since 2006.

What’s the best part of your job?

I enjoy dentistry because you get to see patients every six months or more and build relationships with patients. I love the interactions made daily and the friendships I’ve made in our office through the years.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I like to think my compassion for people adds value to our practice. I want to help everyone in whatever way possible, whether scheduling patients for a same-day emergency appointment or explaining insurance benefits.

What do you do outside of the office?

I love to travel; Philadelphia, New York City, and Rehoboth Beach are some favorites. I like to cook, especially new recipes I find online. I ride the Peloton bike or like to do exercise classes at home.

Share an interesting fact about yourself.

I’m a twin!

What’s the best quote you’ve ever heard?

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Debbie

Patient Coordinator

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Scranton, PA. I am happily married and have two dogs and two cats.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I happened to start in dentistry many years ago on a whim and continued to enjoy the challenges and pace and the gratitude from patients. No day is the same.

What’s the best part of your job?

Showing our patients that they can feel comfortable in our office. I really like everyone I work with and think we’re all a great team.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I genuinely like people and love to help make someone feel better through dentistry and by the way I interact with them. I can talk to our patients with confidence, compassion, and humor, which I believe makes a person feel welcomed and at ease.

What do you do outside of the office?

I love being with my family and pets. I also love being outside, enjoying nature, and working out.

Share an interesting fact about yourself.

I can do impressions!

What’s the best quote you’ve ever heard?

Be yourself. No one else can.

Kim

Dental Assistant

Tell us about yourself.

I am happily married and a proud mother to my daughter.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I’ve always liked going to the dentist growing up and was interested in the procedures.

What’s the best part of your job?

The great work atmosphere, the people I work with, and helping Dr. Infantino create smiles.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I’m always smiling and dedicated to my job.

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy going for walks, bike riding, cleaning, crocheting, and spending time with my friend and family.

What’s one item on your bucket list?

To go to a tropical island.

Share an interesting fact about yourself.

I love to clean.

Candi

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

I live in Pittston, PA, and have been happily married for 24 years with two beautiful daughters.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I chose dental hygiene as a career because I can help patients lead healthier lives and educate them about the importance of oral health.

What’s the best part of your job?

Making smiles brighter!

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I am hardworking and easy to get along with.

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, and walking my dogs.

What’s one item on your bucket list?

A cruise to Alaska.

What’s the best quote you’ve ever heard?

Act as if what you do makes a difference.

Lisa

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in the city of Nanticoke and currently reside in Wapwallopen. I have been married for 22 years, and we have three wonderful boys, a dog named Gabby, and a kitten named Muriel.

Why did you choose dentistry?

After one and a half years of orthodontics and going to appointments frequently, I had an interest in learning more about dental health.

What’s the best part of your job?

The instant gratification that I have helped someone in a positive way.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I am patient, understanding, kind, easy to talk to, and passionate about my job!

What do you do outside of the office?

I love watching my sons play football for College Misericordia and Greater Nanticoke Area. My favorite NFL football team is the Philadelphia Eagles. I spend most weekends over the summer camping and fishing.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I am absolutely terrified of spiders, ugh!

What’s the best quote you’ve ever heard?

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams!

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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