Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), after attending dental school there as well. She is an alumnus of Rutgers- Newark College of Arts and Sciences and West Orange High School. Dr. Deegan is faculty at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine since 2008, and a faculty adviser for the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. Dr. Deegan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics, and participates in several dental study clubs. She speaks Greek, Romanian, Spanish, and some French.
“I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 6 years old, so I’m ‘Living the dream!”
Dedicated to Excellence
Dr. Steven Reff uses his extensive dental experience to provide the highest level of surgical care in a gentle, compassionate manner. Dr. Reff received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he graduated at the top of the class. He is a member of the prestigious Gamma Pi Delta Prosthetic Honor Society as well as President of the dental school’s Global Outreach Program and Oral and Maxillofacial study group.
He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, which is a prestigious credential he received after completing three tireless years of intensive, hands-on training in oral implantology. Dr. Reff completed his surgical-based training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he has admitting privileges and periodically teaches postgraduate dental students in addition to maintaining his private practice.
When he is not practicing dentistry or pursuing professional development, Dr. Reff enjoys hiking with his yellow lab, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Marcella Hanon is originally from Westchester, NY. She has earned her degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ, and she completed her residency at NYU Langone in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society. She loves spending time with family. Her hobbies are cooking, baking, and exercising, and she is fluent in Spanish & Hebrew. She’s excited to be a part of our family here at Deegan Dental. Dr. Hanon participates with the following insurances: United Healthcare, Metlife, and Aetna.
Congenial and Sincere
Peggy Gripaldi, Our Office Manager, will welcome you to our practice with a smile. She makes sure everything in our office runs smoothly, from appointments to insurance claims. Her caring personality is complemented by her professionalism, over 30 years of experience, knowledge, and commitment to our patients’ needs.