Sukhminder “Sunny” Pannu, DDS


Gentle, Exceptional, Fairthese 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 well into their 90s. He wants all his patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care, from treatment plans and procedures to insurance coverage.

Dr. Pannu earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University. After his graduation, he completed 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 the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the Sixth District Dental Society.

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


Kierian Nwugwo, DDS


Dr. Kierian Nwugwo received his undergraduate education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and at SUNY College at Brockport. He graduated 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 of Buffalo from 1981-1984, and he later enrolled in the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 1991 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is also an alumnus of the U.S. National Health Service Corps from 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 practicing dentistry 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 working in this area, and he plans to remain here. He is happy to be part of a group that renders excellent quality and up-to-date dental care to the community.