Dr. Joe
Joseph Pantaleo, DDS:
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Dr. Joe
Joseph B. Pantaleo, DDS
Smithtown, NY













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sleep apnea treatment

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Dr. Jospeh Pantaleo





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Agnes C. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Hands down my favorite dentist EVER. I’ll narrow down the reasons to three. 1. You get quality time with Dr. Pantaleo, meaning, he tries to do his own cleanings when he can. Obviously on busy days you may get the dental hygienist, but I’ve never heard of the dentist himself doing the cleaning. And let me tell you, it was the best cleaning I’ve received mainly because I have sensitive teeth on the bottom and always cringe waiting for the pain. With Dr. Pantaleo, there was no nerve pain at all! He took his time and could recognize areas where my teeth might be sensitive and was very gentle on those parts. I’m sure if I needed other dental work done, he would have given as much attention to that if not more. 2. He explains everything that he’s doing. I guess I have a little fear of dentists because of all the shrills and drills I remember from my childhood. But it was the most relaxed I’ve ever been in a dentist chair and I think a large part of it was his calming way of letting you know what to expect. Basically, he’s teaching you and I find that really interesting and it distracts me which is nice. 3. He’s genuinely a really kind person. Ask him about his medical missions – he has a true passion for helping people around the world in poor resource areas and volunteers a lot of his personal time to do so. Does that reflect his skills as a dentist? Maybe, maybe not. But does it make me want to go to him than every other dentist in this city looking for your business? Absolutely. Highly recommend this office – the staff, convenient location, and dentist can’t get any better than this.

Rosanna Linares (Source: Google)


This office is 10/10. I’ve always felt some sort of apprehension before going to the dentist due to my previous experiences. From the moment I sat in the chair, the hygienist Alex, made me feel super comfortable and at ease. Her cleaning was very gentle; she took her time and was very thorough. She also gave me awesome tips to improve my oral hygiene at home. Dr. Joe was also excellent. He was super informative and friendly, unlike other dentists who barely say two words to you. I will definitely continue to come regularly as I am now motivated to improve my oral health.

Christine L. from West Palm Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


I came in on a Saturday afternoon, which is awesome!  It’s so hard to get to the dentist during my busy weekday and I was thankful for a weekend appointment.  Dr. Pantaleo was really great.  I was seen as soon as I came in and he talked me through everything he was doing.  I think the worst part of going to the dentist is you don’t know what’s happening and when something is going to hurt.  But he always told me what he was about to do and what kind of sensation I was going to feel.  I learned a lot about my teeth in my (quick!) 30 minute teeth cleaning.  He talked to me about my teeth and what he saw.  This was the most painless, quick, and if possible.. most enjoyable.. teeth cleaning I’ve ever had.  I plan on coming back here and will be recommending it to others.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


I was able to be seen very last minute because of my wisdom teeth pain. I couldn’t get my teeth taken out because of how close it was to major vain, but Dr.Pantaleo was able to refer me to an Oral Surgeon who was about to see me right away, prescribe me some medications and get my teeth taken out with no complication the same week.

Christine Emmons (Source: Google)


My daughter had her first visit with Dr. Joe today and it was a fantastic experience. The X-rays were so easy and high tech. The hygienist was incredibly friendly and gentle- there was no pain during her cleaning at all. Dr Joe was great at explaining everything and the office was extremely clean and the equipment was state of the art. My daughter is now eager to go back for regular cleanings!!!

Franklin G. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist. He does not try to perform procedures that are not necessary, unlike some other dentists (I’m looking at you, Gramercy Smiles). Why drill into teeth when it is not necessary? If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. It will only create more problems. Other dentists are quick to perform any procedure and extra procedures so they can make quick $$$ and pay for their fancy office. Dr. Pantaleo practices in an NYU facility. So if you want a dentist who has a fancy office in a hip neighborhood and will drill into your teeth when it is not necessary to make money, then don’t go to Joseph Pantaleo. If you want an experienced dentist, who has seen the ravages of doing too many dental procedures and practices preventative medicine, go to Joseph.

Lia H. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pantaleo is absolutely, hands-down the BEST dentist that I’ve ever seen. I hadn’t been to the dentist in quite sometime due to a severe dental phobia. When I initially visited him it was due to a recommendation by a co-worker. Dr. Pantaleo has a kind of sixth sense and extreme empathy when it comes to understanding how totally terrified I was. He was patient, kind and thorough. I had to see him in intervals because I just couldn’t handle getting all the work that I need done in one sitting. He understood this and catered to me. You really need to have the patience of God to deal with how nervous I am in the chair. I need medication AND gas for ANYTHING (even a cleaning). But I’ve never felt more comfortable with a dentist in my life! I’ve finally received the care for my teeth that I needed after YEARS. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pantaleo. P.S. I don’t often writer reviews unless I’m complaining, honestly, but I know how hard it is to search for a dentist and when I was going through this the first thing I did was read reviews on Yelp for honest feedback. I really felt compelled to contribute because I know I’ll help someone else find a great dentist, like I did.

Kristin Kirwan (Source: Google)


I can’t describe the level of comfort I feel when coming to this office. Coming to the dentist has always been a little unnerving for me, and this is the best experience I’ve ever had. The office is beautiful, clean and is updated with the latest technology to ensure a special experience. The staff is both professional and personable. It is clear that Dr. Joe cares about his patients as people, and is beyond knowledgeable in his skill set. Alex, the dental hygienist is extremely thorough and made me feel super comfortable!! I often have jaw pain, and she made it her mission to ensure that I was at ease during my cleaning. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone, and wouldn’t send my loved ones anywhere else!

Josh Rod (Source: Google)


My experience was incredibly amazing. The hygentist Alexandra was very friendly and gentle. Best and most pain free cleaning I have ever had. Dr. Joe was a doll very honest and easy going he took the time out to explain my entire procedure. Totally forgot your old dentist location and come here, you wont be disappointed

Holly T. (Source: Zocdoc)


It was great. The nurses were great, asked me if I have any concerns, asked where. They took my xrays and then cleaned my teeth. Very sweet, very night. I planned on just having one visit because currently my dentist is closed because of the pandemic but I’m Definitely going to make them my permanent dentist. Dr. Joseph came in and asked what teeth were bothering me and pulled up my X-rays and pointed out every single thing about my teeth. Took his time and went in great detail. Stuff he recommends, stuff he’s not worried about and what I should focus on more. I’d HIGHLY recommend this dentist to anyone who wants great service and wants to know extreme detail on their own teeth! Thank you Joseph!

Rydhwana H. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


After relocating from the DC area to NYC, I was in an emergency and needed a Dentist I could trust and rely on. My friend recommended Dr. Joe and he was even open on the weekends! He took his time and was extremely nice. I would definitely recommend him and was so comfortable that I am going back for my routine check-ups!

Brianne Cicolini (Source: Google)


I can’t talk highly enough about Dr. Joe and his staff. I have very sensitive teeth and gums and have always cringed going to the dentist even for a simple cleaning. Alex, the hygienist, is the best I have ever had. She has done two cleanings for me so far and besides my teeth being the best looking they’ve ever been after a cleaning, it was pain free! The second time I didn’t even need numbing gel and almost fell asleep in her chair I was so relaxed. Dr. Joe is so calm and gentle too! I trust him and what he recommends. He is very genuine. Can’t forget about Lori at the front desk! So welcoming and kind! Overall best experience at the dentist I have ever had! So glad I switched to Dr. Joe!

Michael G. from Beechhurst, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pantaleo is as good as it gets. I hadn’t been to the dentist in a while and he made me feel calm and comfortable. I needed a white filling and he performed the procedure flawlessly. He has great hands and I didn’t feel any after effects of the anesthesia. I highly recommend going to Dr. Pantaleo for all of your dental needs.

R. G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff and Doctors are completely wonderful and I will be going back to them for as long as they will let me. After seeing 4 different dentist in this city and getting completely frustrated and mildly disgusted for the over charges and imaginary cavities that needed to be filled. I found a dentist I can trust. Yay! Cleanings all around people! (Sorry, I got a little excited)

Darilyn Herrington (Source: Facebook)


Doctor Joe and his team are awesome! No wait! He took good care of my two kids who had great cleanings by Alex the hygienist. She really knows her stuff and took her time with them. They have a great manner about them and the kids finished up with a thorough check up by Dr Joe. The kids were really happy about how they were treated. Will be repeat patients for sure!

Kyle Anderson (Source: Google)


Dr. Joe and his extraordinary staff are HIGHLY recommended. There is simply no better care that you can receive. He is an absolute EXPERT. He was born to be a dentist, it’s his passion. He always has the utmost patience, and explains everything in detail about the condition of my teeth. They only use the best available equipment, and the office itself is clean and organized, and gives the impression that these people care about what it is they’re doing. If you live in New York, and you don’t see Dr. Joe for your dental care, you are doing yourself a disservice.

John L. (Source: Google)


Calm, respectful and amazing bedside manner. When you first walk in and see a library of the old and new dentistry, it makes you feel as if you are in a home, not a dental office. After being greeted by Laurie, who welcomes you with a warm smile and organizes all of the insurance information, Anna comes and takes these digital xrays from a machine that is easier than I have ever experienced. And I didn’t have to use my finger to hold it! Alex gave me the most thorough and best cleaning of my life. I really thought she was a dental student not a hygienist. Everything they said about Dr Joe is true and with a few visits he continues to be better. It’s a small office with a big heart. Everyone loves to be there and it shows. After being here a couple of times I wanted to make sure I included everyone. Best dentist in Long Island and I have already referred my family. Thanks Dr Joe and team!

Vince Bocaterro (Source: Google)


I found this office using zocdoc and had a major tooth infection that led to a swollen face. I called and they said come right away. I felt comfortable and relieved that someone would see me so fast. Dr Joe did the root canal that day and swelling went down within a week. I am so glad long island has a dental office that cares about their clients. Office is also up to date with state of the art technology and it feels like I am in a living room and not a dental office. I am now looking forward to coming to the dentist!

Lisa Charles (Source: Google)


Dr. Joe (Pantaleo) has been my dentist for almost 4+ years now and I can’t begin to describe the absolute level of trust that I have in this man and the wonderful dentistry care that he provides for me!! When I first met him, I cried in his chair because of bridgework issues that I was having for several years and that no one could fix, failing on their promises to fix my smile. I had basically given up hope that I would be able to show my smile ever again until I met Dr. Joe! He is so smart, kind, a wonderful humanitarian ( he does charitable dental care in many countries that lack such services), and he is beyond gentle (performed 4 root canals on me in 1 visit and I never experienced any pre or post visit discomfort or pain). He explains everything to you from the review of x-rays, to any procedures that will be needed and his office is state of the art!! I would literally follow Dr. Joe to the ends of the earth just to be under his care! And his office team is GREAT like none other! Beginning with the front desk being greeted to get appointments set up on the phone and then in person by beautiful Laurie, to kind, professional and extremely knowledgeable hygienist Alex (this young professional knows teeth WELL! I would have her clean my teeth any day!). Everyone in Dr. Joe’s office is very professional, personable and kind and I am very thankful to have found Dr. Joe! I refer EVERYONE I know to Dr. Joe, even my family and my best friend and her family and they couldn’t be happier with his care! Thank you Dr. P for always being so amazing and creating the quintessential professional, relaxing, anxiety free environment for someone who was not a fan of going to the dentist! You have changed my world and I can’t thank you enough!

Marcus C. from Fresh Meadows, NY (Source: Yelp)


Believe the hype! Doctor Pantaleo is, by far, the best dentist I’ve ever been treated by. No dentist has ever checked my throat area for anything whatsoever. It makes me wonder whether my former dentist committed any sort of malpractice… (Let me know if you’re in a similar position and looking for an attorney). I was told the reason for everything that was done and all my questions were answered with great patience. What can be better than having a professor of dentistry treating you? I went to high school with this guy and am glad that at least one of us has truly “made it.” Aside from being brilliant, he has great bedside manners (which is definitely not true for most dentists I’ve seen). This guy’s wanted to be a dentist since second grade! (FYI: I was still figuring out how to read and write when I was in second grade. I probably didn’t even know what a dentist was). Careful, meticulous, and not a price gouger. Strongly recommended. In fact, I’m sending my family now. Update: November 26, 2015 – Doctor Pantaleo has moved! Information is below – Central Park Dentistry Joseph B. Pantaleo, DDS, PC 30 Central Park South Suite 2B New York, NY 10019 212.486.6211

Audrey J. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic office. I have been a patient of Dr. Pantaleo’s for two years about and have walked away happy after every visit. Dr. Pantaleo and the dental hygienist who always tends to me are both super patient and take time to explain their analyses and procedures. They’re also friendly and fun, making visits go by quickly. I’ve never felt as in control of my oral hygiene as I am now with their advice and insight, and while their cleaning practices are different from what I was used to before (they use some sort of salty (?) spray and clean thoroughly along the gums and don’t spend much time on the tops of my teeth – this may because my teeth don’t really need that sort of attention?) my teeth look great and my gums are healthy. Two more things: 1) Dr. Pantaleo made replacement retainers for me, and I was picky – I figured I should make absolutely sure the retainers were perfect given what they cost – but he was great about it and had the retainers fixed just right and was always very helpful and patient even when I was distressed by a misfit retainer. And when the lab didn’t return my old but perfectly good bottom retainer they’d taken for cleaning, he at first figured I wouldn’t mind since I had a new one, but when I told him I really wanted it back since it was perfect for my mouth, he made them search around for it and got it back to me the next week. 2) He referred me to an excellent oral surgeon for wisdom tooth extraction, Dr. Dolman. Good doctors stick together it seems!

Vivianna E. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pantaleo is by far the best dentist that I have ever seen.  He is very informative and will talk you through and explain everything.  He made me feel safe and comfortable.  He is hardworking, trustworthy, and overall just an amazing doctor with a wonderful personality.  He had recently fixed two fractured teeth and I feel absolutely amazing!

Melissa Soto (Source: Google)


Let me just start off with OMG!!! From the second I walked in to the time I checked out Perfection! The staff was very welcoming. After being very nervous with tooth pain the staff talked me through the dental process and I finally felt comfortable. I must say the way Dr. Joe handled me with such care I will never go anywhere else for Dental Work! This is the place to come if you need dental work. I’m going to make an appointment for my husband next.

Lori Hultquist (Source: Google)


The best dental care I have ever experienced! The front desk staff makes you feel right at home immediately when you walk in the door. Everything was on time and it was an extremely professionally run office. Alex the hygienist was amazing. I don’t remember when I’ve ever had such a thorough detailed cleaning. Thank you Dr. Joe and your team for a great experience. I look forward to referring your office to all my family and coworkers.

Maia H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pantaleo is a phenomenal all around dentist. I came to him a year ago after back to back experiences with two inexperienced, insensitive dentists. Since then I have never felt more respected, cared for, and well taken care of. Dr. Pantaleo really listens to his patients and shares his ideas and methods in a way that makes me feel like I’m part of the cleaning, healing, and fixing process. He is trustworthy, respectful, communicative, easy going, and very very good at his job. Despite multiple dental emergencies and long term pains I have had nothing but relief and good experiences with Dr. P’s help. I would recommend him to all my friends, family, and the guy on the corner moaning about a cavity.

Roseanna J. from Hollywood, FL (Source: Yelp)


I have been to many dentists and can’t believe that I did not come to Dr. Pantaleo sooner! I have had the best experience so far and I would recommend him to anyone. He knows how to treat his patients with care and takes the time to explain everything that was going on when I went to my dental cleaning. He is a excellent dentist and it shows that it’s beyond just a job for him! That is what I admire the most and it makes me feel so comfortable to go to his office and know that someone cares about me and my teeth!

Devin G. (Source: Zocdoc)


I had broken a tooth and needed an appointment quick. I was able to get in to see Dr. Pantaleo. I waited less than 10 minutes to be called back. The receptionist and hygienist were extremely friendly and efficient. Dr. Pantaleo was very personable, straight forward, and flexible with my insurance which I appreciate. He was able to start the process of a crown the same day and placed a temporary to help alleviate the pain. I am very pleased with my visit and highly recommend him.

Peter L. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


When looking for a dentist during covid, I wanted to go to someone who took the current situation seriously. Dr Joe has bedside manner of an angel. He saw me as an emergency, did the dreaded root canal procedure without an ounce of pain. He described every detail to the T. We all hate going to the dentist but why not go to someone who really cares. He doesn’t even nickel and dime you.

Jack Aiello (Source: Google)


I had my first check-up and hygiene appointment at Dr. Joe’s and I could not be happier with my hygienist, Alex. She did a fantastic job walking me through the appointment, educating me on proper dental care, and of course cleaning my teeth and gums. It was clear that she cut no corners and is a true expert. I needed a pretty thorough cleaning, but Alex made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire appointment which made it painless and easy. Alex also took the time and effort to ask me questions and get to the bottom of what was causing my inflammation and bleeding. I left the appointment feeling so much healthier, empowered to maintain a proper dental care routine, and actually looking forward to my next cleaning! The rest of the staff and Dr. Joe were excellent as well. Thank you Dr. Joe’s and Al

Diane Boehl (Source: Google)


It was so refreshing to visit a medical office where the front desk staff welcomed you to the office by looking at you and smiling!!! I was also surprised at how knowledgeable, thorough and friendly his dental assistant was during my cleaning. Dr Joe himself is so friendly and knowledgeable that I continue to see him even though his practice is about 45 min away! His office has the newest technology which helps deliver top notch care. Thanks Dr Joe and staff!!!

Vivianna E. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pantaleo is by far the best dentist that I have ever seen.  He is very informative and will talk you through and explain everything.  He made me feel safe and comfortable.  He is hardworking, trustworthy, and overall just an amazing doctor with a wonderful personality.  He had recently fixed two fractured teeth and I feel absolutely amazing!

N. S. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Fear Dentists No More! Dr. Pantaleo is absolutely the best. He is attentive, patient, explains exactly what ihe is doing and WHY it is being done (not so common with the other dentists I’ve used before). He works hard (and long hours) to accommodate your schedule. and his entire staff is extremely friendly.

Lily Chimenti (Source: Facebook)


I have been going to Doctor Joe for about 5 months now, and it has been such a great experience every single time I am in the office. I have been undergoing Invisalign treatment, and the efficiency and expediency at which I have been able to do so has been superb. I am not one who is very comfortable while getting my teeth cleaned (metal on teeth gives me the chills) and Alex, the hygienist, did everything she could and went the extra mile to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. She was empathetic, kind, and made me feel the most comfortable I ever have in the dentist setting. Anna, who greeted me at the front desk, did my scans, and assisted in the back was so lovely. She was warm and wonderful. It felt as if I’ve known her for years! You could tell Dr. Joe knew exactly what he was doing, and he provided care like a dentist never has for me. He has new technology that I have never seen before, which makes for the most quick, easy, and comfortable care. I am almost done with my Invisalign treatment, but I will continue with Dr. Joe for as long as my teeth are in my mouth! If you are looking for a clean and new office, with hardworking and intelligent people to deliver the utmost dental care, you have found your place.

Selina Bailey (Source: Google)


Best dentist ever! I was in town visiting friends the week when my tooth/cavity broke. My friend suggested I called Dr. Joe to see if they could get me in. I explained to the lady who answered the office phone what happened and that I was from out of town, and she said she would work me into his schedule that day! The entire staff was friendly, and Dr. Joe was fantastic! I am seriously thinking of flying back to NY for all my dental needs. Thank you, Dr. Joe!

Nicole Bifulco (Source: Google)


From the Moment you walk in the door, his staff is friendly and professional. The hygienist (Alex) is wonderful, thorough and pleasantly answers any questions you may have. Dr. Joseph Pantaleo is the best. I had severe oral trauma from a car accident in 2006, which left me with a plate, a bunch of screws, a crown and a root canal. I was very pessimistic about going to the dentist after that, but Dr. Pantaleo quickly calmed my fears and continued my oral care. I’ve followed him from nyc to Smithtown, because I wouldn’t do to anyone else. Highly, highly recommend


Dr. Joe has been a leader in the dental profession from the start of his career. The destination of being a dentist was a dream and desire dating back to second grade while attending St. Luke Parochial School in Whitestone, New York. His parents cultivated an atmosphere where being honest and working hard will get your dreams fulfilled. Dr. Joe felt that having good morals and ethics is vital to being a doctor just as important as getting a solid education. He attended St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, Queens, and further developed this relationship with the Franciscan Education by attending St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York. As a native to New York City, Dr. Joe realized that the sense of community understanding would be at the forefront of his dental practice. After successfully graduating from the New York University College of Dentistry, he furthered his education at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in a surgery focused residency program. Since then, Dr. Joe has committed to continue his education each year by attending continuing education classes to stay on top of the most innovative advances in the dental field. Today, Dr. Joe practices in Midtown Manhattan and in Long Island in Smithtown. He prides in the fact that patient care is the number one value in his dental office. He provides honest and transparent advice in which he backs up with the dental education that each patient experiences on the first visit. Dr. Joe has cultivated a dental atmosphere of peace and tranquility, where he will alleviate all of your fears and anxiety about going to the dentist.