Joseph B. Pantaleo, DDS – Co-Founder
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 earned 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.
Outside of school Dr. Pantaleo is involved in both community and professional activities. As a member of the alumni board for St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, Queens, he is the organizer and director for the Health Science Alumni Chapter and the annual Golf Outing overseeing the entire committee. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and regularly volunteers his time to the community in Whitestone, New York. Dr. Pantaleo lectures at both St. Francis Prep and St. Francis College to inspire young students to achieve their goals using his Franciscan Values. He has also lectures at NYU College of Dentistry and other dental schools and residency programs. More recently, Dr. Pantaleo has developed a mentorship program in which he takes students interested in dentistry into his office and demonstrates to them what it is like to be a dentist.
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. This was a personal goal that Dr. Pantaleo to bring access to dental care to areas in the world in which there is none.
In 2015 Dr. Pantaleo with Dr. John Pfail, created Tomorrow’s Smile Today, Inc. TST is a dental non for profit organization that promotes the education and practice of dental services in areas of the world in which dental care access either does not exist or is limited. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist (AACD), Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) and the International College of Dental Implantology.
Today, Dr. Pantaleo treats patients in his private practice on 30 Central Park South, Suite 2B. 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.
John L. Pfail, DDS – Co- Founder
Dr. John Pfail is the Chairman of Department of Dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is a practicing dentist who trains residents at the hospital.
Dr. Pfail has been involved with training programs for many years. He has been active in underserved communities, providing dental care at low or no cost to the residents of the South Bronx and East Harlem. He has been involved in several mission trips to Jamaica, Mexico and Guatemala. Dr. Pfail is the Vice President of Global Penicillin Girl Project, a non-profit in which dental services are provided to the people of Guatemala, and the past President of Splashes of Hope, a nonprofit organization involved with painting calming murals in hospitals all over the world. He has experience in fund raising, obtaining donated medical and dental supplies and equipment and in overseeing Medical and Dental missions.
Dr. Pfail received his Dental Degree from the New York University College of Dentistry and completed his hospital training at Mount Sinai.
Kamica Lewis, MD – Medical Director
Dr. Kamica Lewis is a faculty attending physician in Family Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY. She is also an associate clinical professor for three medical schools in NYC. She completed her residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and medical school at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Since high school, Kamica has been passionate about helping underserved communities. After participating in two medical missions in Ecuador and Honduras early in her training, she fell in love with international medicine. Since then, Kamica has participated in numerous medical missions, leading her residents on medical trips to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
After re-connecting with her high school friend, Joe, Kamica was invited to visit Lare, Kenya in 2017. She was appalled by the poverty and lack of resources there but in awe of the work ethic and kindness of the people in the community. After completing a population health assessment there last summer, she agreed that there was a great need for medical care and health education in Lare. Soon after, she accepted the position of medical director for TST and is excited to be a new member of the TST team.