Dr. John Mannis a Pennsylvania native who graduated from the University of Scranton majoring in Biology. He then received his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. Doctor Mann has practiced dentistry since 2001 and has been at Pocono Pines Dental since 2003. He really loves dentistry! He has received advanced training to practice most disciplines of dentistry. His services include but are not limited to restorative dentistry, cosmetic procedures, implants, crowns, extractions and root canals. Patients find having all their dental needs performed under one roof, very convenient and comfortable. He continually works to improve patient care, comfort and services. Continuing education is extremely important to him. He wants his patients to have the most up to date dental care possible. He embraces technology by utilizing the latest equipment and the tools dentistry has to offer.
When not practicing dentistry, He enjoys spending quality time with his family. His other interests are Penn State football, camping, skiing, photography and do-it-yourself projects.
Originally from St.-Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Irina Melnik moved to Bethesda, MD in 1998. After completing High School in the top 10% of her class, she attended New York University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, along with Mathematics and Psychology minors, in just 3 years. Working as an office manager at an Endodontics practice after college got her first interested in dentistry and she graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ, four years later, as a Dean’s list student. Dr. Melnik continued her post-graduate studies at a General Practice Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She completed two years of general dentistry training, receiving the Dr. Lawrence Diamond “Resident of the Year” Award in her first year and serving as Chief Resident in her second year. After graduation she practiced general dentistry in private practice in Manhattan and treated Special Needs patients as an attending at a General Practice Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn for several years. After starting a family she moved to her husband’s home town of Wilkes Barre, PA in 2017. She joined our practice in April 2018. She practices all aspects of general dentistry (including endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics with Invisalign clear aligners) and promotes the total health approach by educating her patients on the links between oral health and systemic health. Dr. Melnik is a member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, and is the current President of the Luzerne County Dental Society. She is also a pre-dental advisor at Wilkes University and is an active member of her daughter’s PTA. In her spare time, Dr. Melnik enjoys yoga, biking, kayaking on the Paupakan Lake, cooking, and exploring Northeast Pennsylvania with her 2 year old daughter and husband.