Meet our HIGHLY-EXPERIENCED team
At New Wave Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics we are committed to providing a fun, friendly atmosphere and outstanding dental treatment.
Dr. Laura Randazzo Sabnani
Dr. Laura Randazzo Sabnani graduated from Valley Stream Central High School and is so happy to be back to serve the area she grew up in. After High School she went on to complete a bachelors of science degree at St. Johns University. Dr. Laura continued on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA where she received her D.M.D. degree in 2004, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Laura was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, an honor awarded to only the top 10% of the graduating class. Following dental school Dr. Laura completed an Advanced Degree in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut. While working in private practice in Massachusetts, Dr. Laura realized her passion for working with children. She returned to academia to complete a 2 year pediatric dentistry residency at the Lutheran Medical Center in Providence, RI where she served as chief resident. Following residency she worked as an attending supervising the pediatric dental residents and treating patients in the clinic and operating room setting.
Dr. Laura is a highly accomplished and enthusiastic pediatric dentist with a strong commitment to making each visit enjoyable for her patients.
Dr. Laura is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Nassau County Dental Association.
Dr. Romey Sabnani
Dr. Romey Sabnani grew up on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands which is the inspiration for the design of the office. Dr. Sabnani’s genuine passion for orthodontics, his priority to stay at the forefront of his specialty, and his desire to provide the highest quality of care for all patients make him an exceptional orthodontist. Dr. Sabnani attended Roger Williams University for his undergraduate education where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After receiving his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) as a double major in Biology and Chemistry from Roger Williams, Dr. Romey continued his studies at the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree he continued his studies at the University of Connecticut Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Sabnani returned to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to complete his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. At Tufts, his research interests were in tooth agenesis and its prevalence in different ethnicities and malocclusions.
Dr. Sabnani practiced in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Long Island. Dr. Sabnani is an active member of the American Dental Association, Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and American Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Sabnani’s hobbies include sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Romey Sabnani and Dr. Laura Randazzo Sabnani met in Dental School and were married shortly after. Their dream of having an office of their own has become a reality with the opening of New Wave Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. They have three young boys, Jace, Bryce and Vince. They enjoy showing them all the fun things Long Island has to offer.
Dr. Cheryl Poon
Dr. Cheryl was a touch-it- all child at the dentist and was completely fascinated with all the cool tools and gadgets. She had her eyes set on being a dentist at a young age.
Her dreams came true when she was accepted into an accelerated program, which allowed her to become a dentist in 7 years instead of 8 years. Even with an accelerated curriculum, Dr. Cheryl graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was top 10 in her class allowing her to be inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
It was then in her General Practice Residency in Newark that she found her passion for treating children. Dr. Cheryl still fondly remembers treating a scared little girl where she was able to channel her long lost creativity and make an appointment full of sleepy teeth, sugar bugs and princess castles.
She continued on her journey to pursue her pediatric dental training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and served as chief resident in her second year. She understands that every child is special and needs tender love and care tailored to their individual needs.
In her spare time, Dr. Cheryl enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, baking and traveling the world one country at a time. She is also passionate about giving back and volunteering her time to provide dental care to underserved populations. Within the past 4 years, she has become an essential part of an outreach group that travels to Guatemala annually to treat the population who otherwise has no access to dental care.