Dr. Joseph B. Pantaleo was born and raised in Queens, New York. He comes from a family of two brothers and one sister. With two immigrant parents, Dr. Pantaleo was raised on the principles that hard work pays off, to be true to yourself and to never give up. With a goal of becoming a dentist at such a young age, Dr. Pantaleo attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in English, both as a Honors Program Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. He further continued his education to New York University College of Dentistry and attained a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Pursing his dream, Dr. Pantaleo advanced his professional career at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he received his residency diploma.
Professionally, Dr. Pantaleo is associated with a non-profit organization Global Penicillin Girl in which he organizes a dental outreach to Guatemala yearly. With the help of the non-profit he is able to bring residents from local hospitals and other dentists in order to provide care for the people of Guatemala who may be unable to access care. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist (AACD), and Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA).
Today, Dr. Pantaleo treats patients in his private practice in midtown Manhattan, the same office he started as an assistant over ten years ago. He is also the Director of Dental Care in the Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and is a Dental Attending/ Clinical Instructor for the Mt. Sinai Hospital located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York.