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Our Team

s-pannuDr. Sunny Pannu, D.D.S. Gentle, Exceptional, Fair -These are ways in which Dr. Sunny Pannu, is often described.  Dr. Pannu is a strong believer in preventive and conservative dentistry.  He believes excellence in dentistry begins with creating a life-long dental care plan that encourages daily attention to health and promotes healthy teeth and gums for patients even well into their 90s.  He wants all his patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental healthcare, from treatment plans and procedures, to insurance coverage. 

Dr. Pannu is earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University.  After his graduation he did his certification in Implantology and cosmetic dentistry from New York University.  He is diligent in his pursuit to stay current in providing the profession’s leading dental care procedures while utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Dr. Pannu is an active member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantalogy, and Sixth District Dental Society.

Dr. Pannu lives in Vestal with his wife and three children.  His hobbies are ski, tennis and reading.


k-nwugwoDr. Kierian Nwugwo, D.D.S. received his undergraduate education at both, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, and SUNY College at Brockport, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Brockport in 1981.

Dr. Nwugwo enrolled into the MA, Ph.D. Microbiology program at the University at Buffalo from 1981-1984 and later enrolled at the school of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo graduating in 1991 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He also is an alumnus of the U.S. National Health Service Corps, 1995 to 1998. Dr. Nwugwo is currently a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, and the Sixth District Dental Society. He has been in practice since 1991. Dr. Nwugwo worked in a dentist/physician shortage area or a disadvantaged community, for eleven years before coming to New York Dental Group in 2004.

Dr. Nwugwo and his wife Chioma have four beautiful children and live locally. He enjoys living and working in this area, and plan to remain here. He is happy to be a part of a group that renders excellent quality up to date dental care to the community.


brendaBrenda P., RDHMy name is Brenda and I am a registered dental hygienist. I am proud to say that I have been a member of the team here at New York Dental Group since December 2012. Since I was young I had known that I wanted a career in the dental field. I had such good experiences at my dental office as a child that I always considered it to be a fun and happy place.

I received my AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene from Broome Community College. The program at BCC is phenomenal and allows each student to acquire an excellent background in many facets of dental hygiene care, as well as experience with a wide range of patients including those with mental and physical disabilities. Some of my academic achievements include: Dean’s List for G.P.A. 3.57/4.00, I received the Colgate Student Total Achievement Award and had honorary mention of it in the national magazine Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, and I had an article published in ADHA e-newsletter Polish! Which was written about the volunteer work that myself and some of my classmates had done during the flood of 2011.

I enjoy my position here at New York Dental Group a great deal and it’s my patients that really bring a smile to my face. I like my patients to be comfortable while still providing the services they require, and also making sure they receive any education necessary. I want you all to feel that a visit to the dentist truly can be a positive experience!


heatherHeather G., RDH My name is Heather; I work as a dental hygienist at New York Dental Group. I have an extensive background working in customer service for the past 10 years and 4 years as a pharmacy technician. I have lived in this area my whole life and am proud to be serving the community I was raised in. In 2008, I had the opportunity to go back to school and I chose to pursue a career in dental hygiene. I received my Associates degree in applied science Dental Hygiene from Broome Community College (BCC) in may 2011. Although it was just an interest at first it has become my passion to help all patients achieve a healthy beautiful smile. Working with patients for two years in school and at NY dental group since 2011 I have developed a great deal of experience with many different types of people including adults, children and special needs patients. I have several goals as a hygienist: to educate patients on the importance of proper home care with as much information as possible, to plan a home care routine specific to each patients needs and abilities. I also want to make the dental cleaning as pleasant an experience as possible. I realize may people are uncomfortable in the dental environment so I try to keep things light, friendly and professional. My intentions are to make every patient feel comfortable, welcome and at ease here at New York Dental Group.


Daniel G., R.D.H. My name is Daniel. I've been with New York Dental group since August of 2014. I graduated from Broome Community college in 2008. With years of experience, I've Daniel Gworked alongside dentists of all dental specialties including pediatrics and orthodontics. I enjoy the ability to completely change a smile and raise a patient's confidence with a thorough cleaning. One thing I take pride in is my commitment to each patient. I take special care and extra time where it is necessary to ensure comfort throughout procedures. Being thorough and providing excellent service has always been second nature. No matter what the circumstance my patients can rest assured they are in good hands when they come to visit me at New York Dental!


ShaynaShayna B., RDH My name is Shayna; I currently am a registered dental hygienist. I graduated from Broome Community College in 2011 with my AAS degree in dental hygiene. My job as a hygienist not only allows me to help others feel more confident with themselves, but also allows me to educate them towards a healthier lifestyle. Good oral hygiene is essential for overall good health. For many people going to the dentist can be very stressful, so I try to make every patients visit to the office a pleasant one. It is very rewarding as a hygienist to hear how great of a visit a patient has had and watch them leave with a smile!


Dental Assistants:

  • Paula Z.
  • Sarinda Q.
  • Sophie B.
  • Tia S.
  • Veronica N.
  • Farida Q.

Front Desk Team Members:

  • Prab P. - Office Manager
  • Tiffany C. - Assistant Manager
  • Kathryn S. - Insurance Coordinator
  • Cassandra R - Patient Representative
  • Sara S. - Patient Representative




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