Meet Your Team

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Shahram Haghighat
D.D.S.
General Dentist

Dr. Haghighat says, “I like being able to take a patient who is fearful of dental work and transforming them to a patient who is no longer afraid of treatment. I love giving them a radiant and healthy smile!”

After graduation from the University of California Irvine , Dr. Haghighat received his dental degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He has received specific training in various bleaching techniques, implant restorations, molar endodontics, and treatment of medically comprised patients. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentists and the Arizona Dental Association.

In his free time he is an avid cyclist. He has participated in Oral Health Programs for local elementary schools.

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EDUCATION
B.S., Biology –University of California Irvine
D.D.S.–Indiana University School of Dentistry

AFFILIATIONS
Academy of General Dentists
Arizona Dental Association

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Lamiaa Dang
D.M.D.
General Dentist

About Me

Dr. Dang says, “What attracted me to dentistry? I love giving beautiful and healthy smiles and creating relationships with patients, providing positive experiences and breaking the stigma that the dental office is a scary place!”

After graduating from University of Arizona, Dr. Dang received her Dental Degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. To keep up with evolving technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She also speaks Vietnamese.

Dr. Dang says, “I love going to Disneyland, trying new restaurants, bicycling and spending the day at the beach. I am a sports fan: I watch NFL and college football, college basketball, (Cardinals and The University of Arizona.) I love spending time with my family.”

Education

  • B.S., Physiology–University of Arizona
  • D.M.D.–Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association Arizona
  • Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry
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Francine Vickers
D.D.S
Endodontist

About Me

Dr. Vickers says, “My love for dentistry grew through my dental assisting and wanting to be a greater part of a dental team providing quality care to patients. I enjoy the unique and challenging opportunities that Endodontics presents. I like to take time listening and talking with my patients and help them to feel at ease. Educating them and providing a gentle touch are ways to reassure patients that they will be well taken care of.”

After graduating from the University of Colorado, Dr. Vickers received her Dental Degree from the OHSU School of Dentistry. To keep up with cutting edge technology, she’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontics and the Arizona State Dental Association.

Education

  • B.S., Medical Sciences–University of Colorado
  • D.D.S.–OHSU School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • Arizona State Dental Association
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Amogh Velangi
D.D.S.
Oral Surgeon

About Me

Dr. Velangi is committed to the highest quality dental care. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon he appreciates his role in providing pain relief to his patients through often complex surgical procedures. He applies a caring, detail-oriented approach to each patient’s case, taking time to solve their dental issues effectively, and thoughtfully provides treatment options that are specifically designed around each clients needs.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Dr. Velangi received his Dental Degree from the New York University School of Dentistry as well as his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Arizona Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, tennis, hiking and spending time with family.

Education

  • B.S., Biology–University of Toronto
  • D.D.S.–New York University School of Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate–New York University School of Dentistry

Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Arizona Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Phoenix Society of Oral Surgery
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Scott Adashek
D.D.S., M.S.
Periodontist

Dr. Adashek says, “Helping anxious dental patients manage their fears during periodontal treatment is very important to me.” His goal is to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental treatment so that each visit is an positive experience.

After graduating with a BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Adashek went on to receive his D.D.S. certificate from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He continued his studies at the Mayo Clinic, where he received a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Certificate in Periodontics.

Dr Adashek is a Board Certified Periodontist and is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, Arizona Society of Periodontists and the American Board of Periodontics.

On his free time, Dr. Adashek enjoys reading, exercising, playing tennis and family time with his wife and two young sons.

Education

  • B.S., Zoology–University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • D.D.S.–Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences–Mayo Clinic
  • Periodontics Certificate–Mayo Clinicv

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association Arizona
  • Dental Association Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Arizona Society of Periodontists American Board of Periodontics

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