Meet the staff of Princeton Dental Group | Princeton, NJ Dentists

301 N Harrison St. Suite F, Princeton, NJ 08540

F. Charles Wightman, D.D.S.

Darren S. Brummel, D.D.S.

Patrick H. Pagana, D.M.D.

Elisa A. Marantz, D.M.D.

Alisa H. Wain, D.D.S.

Reena M. Varghese, D.M.D.

Joseph Luzzo, D.M.D.

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Meet our experienced staff below. We are here to fill all your dental needs in a safe and effective manner. You can entrust your smile to our 100 years of experience and dedication. Whether you are looking for family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or have a dental emergency - we are here for you.

Dr. Brummel,a life-long area resident, graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Biology in 1989. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Upon completion of his General Practice Residency at the Monmouth Medical Center in 1994, he joined Princeton Dental Group. He is active in the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and a dental study group. In addition to treating patients, he is a dental expert witness and a new product evaluator. Dr. Brummel enjoys providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

Darren S. Brummel, D.D.S. – General Dentistry

Princeton Dental Group in Princeton, NJ

Dr. Wightman graduated from Denison University in 1978. He pursued his dental studies at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1983. He is a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wightman is active in tennis and lives in Pennington with his wife, Mary Jane.

F. Charles Wightman, D.D.S. – General Dentistry

Dr. Pagana graduated from Villanova University in 2001 with a degree in Comprehensive Sciences. He pursued his dental degree at Temple University School of Dentistry, graduating in 2006. He then finished his general practice residency from Bronx Lebanon Hospital in 2007. He lives in Mercer County with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys many outdoor activities including mountain biking, golfing and skiing.

Patrick H. Pagana, D.M.D. – General Dentistry

Dr. Marantz strives to provide patients with a high quality, comfortable dental experience. She is very personable, and relates well with patients of all ages. Dr. Marantz began her studies as a Nutritional Sciences major at Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelors in Science. She later went on to achieve her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly known as UMDNJ). Following dental school, she completed a general practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick.  


Dr. Marantz is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and serves on the Middlesex board. She is interested in all phases of dentistry and therefore, takes several courses each year that includes implant dentistry, endodontics, esthetic dentistry, and Invisalign®. She also volunteers annually at Gives Kids a Smile Day.


She lives in Somerset county with her husband, Mike, a veterinarian. She loves spending time with her dog and cat and also enjoys outdoor activities.


Elisa A. Marantz, D.M.D. – General Dentistry

Dr. Wain completed her undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, SUNY in 1987. She graduated in 1991 from New York University College of Dentistry. Her post-graduate training in Periodontics was completed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Dr. Wain joined Princeton Dental Group in January 2012 and is a resident of Princeton, New Jersey.


She is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

Alisa H. Wain, D.D.S. – Periodontics

Dr. Varghese graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University earning a BS in Biology and a minor in Philosophy in 1998. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master in Higher Education degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Her post-graduate training in Prosthodontics and Master of Oral Biology degree were completed at the University of Maryland in 2005.

Reena M. Varghese, D.M.D., M.S.Ed, M.Sc, FACP - Prosthodontist

She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past President of the New Jersey section of the American College of Prosthodontists, and is the Chairperson of the Granger-Pruden Scholarship Committee for the Northeastern Gnathological Society. She was on the faculty of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (previously UMDNJ) from 2005-2014, where she taught several courses including Esthetic Dentistry & Implants. She specializes in smile makeovers, fixed dentures and All on 4 – permanent teeth in a day.

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Reena M. Varghese, D.M.D., M.S.Ed, M.Sc, FACP -Prosthodontist

Dr. Luzzo graduated from Lafayette College with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2000. He pursued his dental studies at UNDNJ, currently known as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2004. He completed his specialty program in Endodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2010. He enjoys playing the guitar in his free time.

Joseph Luzzo, D.M.D. - Endodontist

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