Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from 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 half-time faculty at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, since 2008, and a faculty advisor for Gamma Pi Delta, the prosthodontics 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!’
Dr. Steven Reff uses his extensive experience to provide the highest level of surgical care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He received his D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. While there, he graduated at the top of his class and was honored by his faculty by being inducted into the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honors Society.
Following dental school, Dr. Reff completed his cosmetic and surgical-based training at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Reff is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a credential he received after completing three years of intensive, hands-on oral implantology training.
When he is not practicing dentistry or attending professional obligations, he enjoys hiking with his Yellow Lab, fly fishing, and relaxing with his wife Allison and their children.
Office Manager Peggy Gripaldi has been in the dental field for 30 years she makes sure everything in our office runs smoothly from day to day her caring personality is complemented by her professionalism, experience, knowledge and commitment to our patients’ needs. She runs the front office; from receptionist, scheduling coordinator, financial arrangements to insurance claims processor. She is courteous and professional, making sure that you have an easy time with your dental experience.
Dental Assistant Angie has been a dental assistant for 10 years she received her license following training at the Dental Studies Institute. Her goal is to provide a gentle and caring touch and create an overall pleasant experience for all our patients. She is a team player and a hard worker who is always happy and smiling, her patients are her first priority and they always feel comfortable when she is around.
Dental Hygienist Lisa Skeen, RDH has 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She conducts oral cancer screenings and inspires patients to make positive changes to their oral health as the most important parts of her job. Known for a gentle, yet thorough hand, Lisa will get your teeth clean and shiny with minimal pain and discomfort. In her down time, she enjoys hosting guided meditations and is an avid amateur painter