Scientific Advisory Board
A Special Thanks!
Afsar's Oral hygiene platform would not have been possible without the teamwork presented by our many qualified members. The synergy within our team between people with different specialties allowed us to pioneer a novel tool. Each of our members where able to provide expertise from their respective fields. Namely we would like to thank Ali M Saghiri for sharing his knowledge of Computer Engineering, Peiman Mehriar for insight regarding Periodontics, Kasra Momeni for a look into the solid mechanics and material science aspects, Amir Fakhrzadeh for his expertise of Implant and Oral Hygiene Technology, Armen Asatourian for input regarding research, design, and written works, Sahar Dadavauh for her look in the realm of Endodontics, and Fatereh Samadi regarding her expertise in the area of Computer Aided Design (CAD). Finally, none of this would have been possible without the great team dynamic encouraged and nurtured by Dr. M Ali Saghiri.
Dr. Ali M Saghiri BS MS PhD
Dr. Ali M Saghiri has a PhD in computer engineering. Using his expertise he was able to publish two books Recent Advances in Learning Automata (2018) and Intelligent Random Walk: An Approach Based on Learning Automata (2019). Additionally, he has published over 35 articles and currently works as consultant for our project.
Peiman Mehriar DDS MS
Peiman Mehriar is a board certified periodontist and implant specialist who works out of a private clinic. He has additional experience serving as a general dentist for 5 years, including experience working in a rehabilitation center for orphans with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Dr. Kasra Momeni Dual PhD
Dr. Momeni’s main areas of expertise include solid mechanics and materials science. He maintains a specific focus on developing theoretical/numerical tools to understand the multi-scale/physics response of materials and in designing experimental procedures to make superior materials.
Amir Fakhrzadeh DMD
Amir graduated with his DMD Summa Cum Laude from Boston University in 2014. He completed a T32 postdoctoral research fellowship in Regenerative Medicine at the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials . Amir Fakhrzadeh is currently in the process of finishing his dental specialty/research training as a dual degree Periodontics & Implant Surgery/Oral Biology PhD student at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and New Jersey Medical School, respectively. Currently, Amir is working under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Ali Saghiri in the Biomaterials and Prosthodontics laboratory and has expertise in the area of implant and Oral Hygiene technologies.
Armen Asatourian DDS
Armen graduated from dental school in 2009. Since 2010, he has maintained both his own dental practice and continued his academic works through research and scientific studies. He has cooperated in more than 50 projects, which resulted in more than 40 published articles and three patents. He is a vital component in our Research & Development team.
Sahar Dadvand DDS MS
Dr. Sahar Dadvand received her dental degree from the University of Tehran in 2004. She worked as a general dentist for four years in Iran prior to moving to the United States. She received her DDS from the University of the Pacific (UOP) Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2010. Upon graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dental Medicine in 2011.
After practicing as a general dentist for two years in the bay area, she pursued a postdoctoral residency in Endodontics at the Boston University Henry Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dadvand has served as part-time faculty at the UOP School of Dentistry, is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists, and is a member of both the California Dental Association, Northern California Academy of Endodontists, and the American Dental Association. She was determined Board Eligible by the American Board of Endodontics.
M Ali Saghiri D. Eng. PhD
Mohammad Ali Saghiri is the Director of Miomaterial and Prosthodontic Laboratory at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.
Fatereh Samadi DDS MS
Fatereh graduated as a genreal dentist in 2004 and subsequently as an orthodontist is 2011. She has worked on many projects under the supervision of Dr. M Ali Saghiri including: detection of maxilofacial abnormailities, and image segmentation of oral arches under Computer-aided Design (CAD).