Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Frank DiCicco, DMD

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Dr. Frank DiCicco brings a sense of focus, passion, and vision to his New York, NY practice. As an experienced sedation dentist, Dr. DiCicco provides exceptional dental care to his patients. He combines compassion and expertise in each procedure he performs. He is focused on endodontics and general and cosmetic treatments. Dr. DiCicco seeks to make the dental experience pleasant and painless for all of his patients through sedation dentistry.

Dr. DiCicco attended San Diego State University, where he majored in Biology and began his pre-dental course of study. As an undergraduate, Dr. DiCicco was awarded an externship at Northeastern University School of Dentistry. He also attended a dental school in Chicago, for a month during his summer break, to further expand his dental knowledge. Before he completed his undergraduate education, Dr. DiCicco was accepted to Temple University School of Dentistry as an advanced-standing student.

At Temple University, Dr. DiCicco achieved honors from the Periodontal Society and the Stomatognathic (Occlusal) Honor Society. Upon graduation, Dr. DiCicco worked as an associate to his childhood mentor in Philadelphia. Before he relocated to New York City, Dr. DiCicco owned and directed a successful dental practice in Philadelphia for nine years.

As a member of the Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS), Dr. DiCicco brings to the practice exceptional surgical and endodontic skills, including the ability to service highly anxious patients. Dr. DiCicco performs general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments.

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Dr. Paul Scheier, DDS

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Dr. Paul Scheier is a University of Pennsylvania graduate. His long list of accolades include coming in number one in the country with a perfect score on the manual dexterity portion of the National Board Exam signifying ones ability to become a dentist. As a member of the Alpha Omega Society, Dr. Scheier led in the top 10% of his graduating class from UPenn. Dr. Scheier’s mission and true goal is to provide the ultimate, healthy mouth accompanied with a beautiful cosmetic look. His status as a widely acclaimed cosmetic dentist has allowed his cases to be used in lectures across the country showing the accuracy and beauty of his work by the top lecturing periodontists in the nation.

Dr. Scheier is also the inventor of the innovative, EVOLVE toothbrush, a breakthrough, cleaning tool overtaking the market. Evolve’s unique design optimizes effectiveness and efficiency when cleaning your teeth and gums up to 3x more than other leading brands and providers. Dr. Scheier is driven by combining his expertise and passion for achieving the full benefits of a beautiful aesthetic look and overall oral healthcare.

Dr. Joseph B. Pantaleo, DDS

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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. Pursuing 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 regularly 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 lectured 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 the 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 had set for himself at a young age. 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). Dr. Pantaleo is also the co-founder and vice-president of Tomorrow’s Smile Today, a not-for-profit organization that provide free dental care and education to underserved communities around the world.

Today, Dr. Pantaleo treats patients in his private practice Central Park Dentistry. 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, and is a Dental Attending/Clinical Instructor for the Mt. Sinai Hospital located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York.

Dr. Jocelyn Tan-Chu, DDS

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Dr. Jocelyn Tan is a dedicated and experienced dentist specializing in prosthodontics, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental pain management for her patients in New York City. Dr. Tan-Chu is multilingual, speaking English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujian and Taiwanese. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontics, the New York State Dental Association, and the New York County Dental Society.

Dr. Tan attended the New York University’s School of Dentistry to complete her medical degree. She completed two postdoctoral residencies in general practice and prosthodontics with the New York Hospital – Queens. Dr. Tan-Chu provides her patients with restorative dentistry care that includes preventative care, operative care, and prosthetic work, such as crowns, complete dentures, and partial dentures.

In her spare time, Dr. Tan enjoys traveling, ballroom dancing, and swimming.

Dr. Ifraim Agababayev, DDS

drifraimDr. Agababayev was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended New York University College of Arts and Science where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. He then continued on to dental school at New York University College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. To further enrich his education he completed a residency program in general dentistry at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Ifraim Agababayev provides the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He speaks Russian fluently, which makes him widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Patients see Dr. Agababayev for a variety of reasons, including bridges, Invisalign consultations, veneers, teeth whitening, and implants. He has a thorough and precise approach to his work in order to ensure the well-being of his patients.

Dr. Lauren Feldman

drfeldmanDr. Feldman was raised on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she was riding a horse before learning to walk. Her mother, who taught in Manhattan, would frequently bring Dr. Feldman with her to work, and Dr. Feldman quickly fell in love with the city lights. Dr. Feldman completed her B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, at the time not realizing how useful her degree would be in the field of pediatrics. Dr. Feldman completed her doctoral training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she supplemented her course work with public health research and public policy courses. Her training included two years of classes at Harvard Medical School, which cultivated her interest in providing dental treatment to medically complex patients. To further advance this knowledge, she completed her post-doctoral training in the specialty of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Dental Medicine. During this time, she refined her skills at managing complex dental trauma cases and a very medically diverse and anxious patient population. She is trained in oral sedation, general anesthesia, and interceptive orthodontics. Dr. Feldman enjoys spending time with her patients and establishing trusting relationships. She finds that this is a crucial element to a successful visit. She is passionate about ensuring that coming to the dentist is a positive experience for each patient and for establishing good oral health practices from an early age. She focuses on prevention and conservative approaches to dental treatment. Dr. Feldman would say that her greatest achievement has been winning the trust of an anxious three-year-old who had sustained dental trauma. When treatment was complete, Dr. Feldman learned that the child had named her favorite stuffed animal, “Dr. Feldman Lambie.” Outside of dentistry, Dr. Feldman is passionate about traveling, the arts, and enjoying nature.