Dr. Joe Mehranfar

Clinical Director - Dental/ Partner Implant Education Company

Dr. M. Joe Mehranfar is one of the outstanding dental implantology practitioners in Arizona.  After receiving an MS degree in microbiology from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Mehranfar completed his dental education at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by comprehensive implant training.


Dr. Mehranfar was formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale and A. T. Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa.  Dr. Mehranfar was awarded a Mastership from the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and served as general chairperson of all annual meetings of the Academy since 2007 in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Carefree.


Dr. Mehranfar is Chairperson-Elect of the implant division of the American Dental Education Association and a recipient of their Pierre Fauchard Award for excellence.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Dental Society.


Dr. Mehranfar is the director of dental implant education at the Brighterway Clinic in Phoenix, where he mentors residents from the Lutheran Medical Center of New York.  He also directs live implant training at the clinic where clinicians from throughout the United States can obtain hands-on surgical training.


Dr. Mehranfar’s practice extends to general dental offices throughout Phoenix, where he performs implant surgery for individual dentists. His own practice in Phoenix is limited to surgical and prosthodontic implant treatment.


Dr. Mehranfar is a consultant for Karl Schumacher Dental, a provider of premier dental and surgical instruments.

Scott Lauer

Direct - Dental Hearts / Partner Implant Education Company

Scott Lauer has been in the dental industry for 20 years. Scott was with Brighter Way Institute first as a consultant, and then as Vice President in December of 2018 to grow their dental education program.


He is the founder of Simply Kids Dental Consultants, LLC, which focuses primarily on pediatric and children’s dentists. In the previous six years, he has worked for My Kid’s Dentist® and Every Kid’s Dentist® which is a part of Pacific Dental Service® (PDS).


Scott was Director of Business Development for the Pediatric Dental Business. In this position, Scott was responsible for developing and growing 82 My Kid’s Dentist ® and Every Kid’s Dentist® in 11 states.


Before that, Scott was with Nobel Biocare for ten years as a Regional Manager in the southwest and as a Territory Representative in San Francisco.

Dr. Sameh El Ebrashi


Dr. Sameh is a prosthodontist with expertise in removable and fixed implant prosthodontics.


He was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan from 1999 to 2002, and OHSU from 2002 to 2006, and is presently a guest lecturer at OHSU. His areas of interest include immediate implant loading protocols, CAD/CAM implant technology, and simple implant treatment of removable cases.


He is a Diplomate with both the American Board of Prosthodontics and the American Board of Oral Implant Dentistry and maintains a private practice limited to Implants and Prosthodontics.

Allan Dovigi


Dr. Allan Dovigi graduated from the University of Toronto with his DDS in 1984.

He practiced general dentistry for 20 years in Canada.

In 2006 he completed his residency in Oral Pathology at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Dovigi moved to Phoenix Arizona, started a biopsy service (Arizona Oral Pathology), and became full-time faculty at Midwestern University’s new College of Dental Medicine as Associate Professor of Oral Pathology.

In October of 2010, he merged his biopsy service with

Oral Pathology Diagnostic Services (OPDS) based in San Diego California.


In 2012 Dr. Dovigi retired from academia to become a lab director for OPDS based in San Diego. OPDS services the US, from the Southwest to Alaska and the East Coast.


In 2017 Dr. Austin Davies became lab director and Dr. Dovigi continues to provide surgical pathology diagnostic services for OPDS.


Dr. Dovigi is an adjunct faculty member at ASU’s department of biomedical engineering and continues to deliver lectures and CE to various organizations throughout Arizona and California. Dr. Dovigi started Oralast Health & Wellness in September 2019 where he provides Oral Diagnostic and Therapeutic Clinical Services. Oralist is located in Scottsdale AZ.

Dr. Todd Erickson