Meet Your Team

Shahram Haghighat
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.


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

Academy of General Dentists
Arizona Dental Association

Lamiaa Dang
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.”


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


  • American Dental Association Arizona
  • Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry
Paul Kogan

Dr. Kogan says, “I understand the anxiety that patients often experience when they present for an endodontic treatment, and I do my utmost to ease their fears and alleviate their pain by catering to their unique needs, listening to and addressing their concerns, and making every procedure as comfortable as possible.”

He attended dental school at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with honors and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Following dental school, Dr. Kogan spent five years working as a general dentist. It was during these years that his passion for the field of endodontics grew and he decided to specialize in this field. He chose to complete his advanced postgraduate training in Endodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Kogan says, “I enjoy scuba diving, I recently achieved a Master Scuba Diver level certification. I also spend time skiing and vacationing with my family” Dr. Kogan is dedicated to helping others. He frequently volunteers his time at various organizations, such as the Arizona Mission of Mercy, where he provides free dental care to patients in need, as well as Dental Volunteers of Israel, where he provides care to at-risk children and youth, regardless of race and religion. He has also been active in the Big Brothers organization, Special Olympics, and the Watkins homeless shelter.


  • D.D.S.–University of Toronto School of Dentistry
  • Endodontic Certificate–Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas


  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
Amogh Velangi
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.


  • 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


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

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.


  • 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


  • 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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