Northridge Dental Group

When you’re our dental patient, you’ll always be treated professionally and compassionately, with respect for your individual situation. Dr. Farshid Ariz, Dr. Shahdad Arami, Dr. Mona Entezam, Dr. Sahar Rezvani, Dr. Navid Nobaharestan, Dr. Robert Sharobiem, Dr. Ali Vaziri, provide care that’s based on your needs and goals. Rather than dictate a certain treatment path, they’ll offer you care options and help you decide what’s right for you. Supported by our amazing dental team members, our doctors will craft a plan that’s tailored to your situation. We understand that you are as unique as your smile; you deserve unique care.

Shahdad Arami, DDS explains Northridge Dental Group's values and goals

Farshid Ariz, DMD

Farshid Ariz, DMD is a graduate of the Boston University School of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1989. He returned to Boston University to receive his Certification of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontics in 1991. For over 30 years, Dr. Ariz has been an Assistant Professor of Advanced Periodontics at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. Dr. Ariz is recognized as Doctor-To-Doctor World’s Top 100 by his Peers. Farshid Ariz, DMD specializes in Dental Implants, Periodontics, Gum Grafts, TMJ Disorders, Craniofacial Pain, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Headaches.

 

Shahdad Arami, DDS

Shahdad Arami, DDS is an expert dentist who works to transform the smile of every patient at Northridge Dental Group in Northridge, California. Dr. Arami started his career in general dentistry after graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 1993. He went on to complete his general practice residency at UCLA, specializing in the treatment of phobic and medically compromised patients. With specialized experience in general dentistry, as well as advanced knowledge of aesthetic and implant dentistry, Dr. Arami ensures patients receive the best dental care to maintain their best oral health. Shahdad Arami, DDS specializes in Cosmetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry.

Mona Entezam, DDS

Mona Entezam, DDS has dedicated her 20+ years career to educating and treating her patients with gentle and minimally invasive dental care. Mona Entezam, DDS graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1992 with her BA in Cellular & Molecular Biology/Chemistry where she made the Dean’s List, graduating Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honor). Dr. Entezam graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry in 1997. Dr. Entezam continues to stay current with the latest technology and research on the safest dental methods and materials available. Mona Entezam, DDS specializes in Cosmetic, Restorative, Implant Dentistry, and Invisalign.

Sahar Rezvani, DDS

Sahar Rezvani, DDS graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010 after earning her Bachelor of Science from UCLA. Since graduating, Dr. Rezvani has continued her education by completing at least one or two continuing education courses every month. Dr. Rezvani has been a member of the American Dental Association since 2010 and is also a member of the San Fernando Dental Association, Spears Dental Study Club, and California Dental Association. Sahar Rezvani, DDS specializes in Cosmetic, Restorative, Implant Dentistry, and Invisalign.

Navid Nobaharestan, DDS

Navid Nobaharestan, DDS received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from UCLA. From there, he attended the University of the Pacific (UOP) School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, he pursued his specialty in Periodontics at the University of Southern California, where he also earned his Masters degree in Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Nobaharestan takes pride in helping his patients save their teeth for life. He thrives on working alongside other care providers who share a common goal: improving the overall health, function, esthetics, and quality of life of patients, through the gift of first-class dentistry. Navid Nobaharestan, DDS specializes in Periodontics, Cosmetic, Restorative, and Implant Dentistry.

Robert Sharobiem, DDS

Robert Sharobiem, DDS completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at UCLA in 2009, graduating in the top five percent of his class. Earned a General Dental Practice Residency Certificate at St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was named Resident of the Year in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate at Mount Sinai Hospital, receiving advanced training in facial trauma, oral surgery, and reconstruction.  Whether it is wisdom tooth removal or reconstructive jaw, Dr. Sharobiem understands the importance of patient-centered care and the need for collaboration in order to achieve optimal results. Dr. Sharobiem’s specialty of dentistry includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Robert Sharobiem, DDS specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Ali Vaziri, DDS

Ali Vaziri, DDS completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Biology at CSUN in 1987 and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991 from UCLA School of Dentistry. Attended USC School of Dentistry to complete his Specialty training in Advanced Endodontics in 2006. Dr. Vaziri is a Board Eligible Endodontist and a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Western Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Vaziri has taught general and emergency dentistry in the past at both UCLA and USC School of Dentistry. Ali Vaziri, DDS cares for complex tooth problems that primarily affect the tooth pulp (the inside of the tooth). Endodontists perform root canal treatments and other procedures to relieve pain.

Kristy Borquez, CDA, RDAEF

Kristy joined the Northridge Dental Group team in 1974. She is a Nationally Certified Dental Assistant and holds a state license as a Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Functions. She began working as a chairside assistant right out of dental assisting school and has been here ever since. Her role at Northridge Dental Group has evolved over the years and she is currently NDG’s patient coordinator. Kristy has always been interested in furthering the role of a dental assistant. Besides teaching dental assisting classes on the weekends for 25 years, she is a past president of the American Dental Assistants Association, the California Dental Assistants Association, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Society.

Teresa Rubio, Treatment Coordinator

Teresa Rubio has been at Northridge Dental Group for over 10 years. She works with both the front and back-office staff. She oversees the daily schedule and operations of the practice, supporting patient care for both the Dentists and Dental Hygienists, coordinates the assignment of patients, tracks and facilitates patient appointments, ensures billing is correct, checks insurance, treatment plans, and much more.

Sail Fernandez, RDA

Sail Fernandez is a registered dental assistant (RDA). Sail documents the patient’s dental history and updates overall health and medication history. Job duties include preparing patients for dental work, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, assisting with dental procedures, assisting dental hygienists with procedures, recording treatment information in patient records, taking dental x-rays, making dental impressions, and ordering dental supplies.

Kassandra Martinez, DA

Kassandra is a Dental Assistant (DA) completing her schooling in 2017. She helps with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures. She assists dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies. Kassandra helps dental hygienists with procedures. She provides great patient care and records treatment information in patient records. She looks over dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and cares for dental x-ray equipment.

Jessica Urena, DA

Jessica Urena is a DA (Dental Assistant) completing her schooling in 2018. She helps with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures. She assists dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies. Jessica helps dental hygienists with procedures. She provides great patient care and records treatment information in patient records. She looks over dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and cares for dental x-ray equipment.

Ryan Pascua, CDA / TMJ & Sleep Assistant

Ryan Pascua has dual responsibilities here at Northridge Dental Group as he works with Dr. Ariz on the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of SFV side which shares its location with NDG as the Doctors TMJ & Sleep Assistant. Ryan documents the patient’s dental history and updates overall health and medication history. Job duties include preparing patients for dental work, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, assisting with dental procedures, assisting dental hygienists with procedures, recording treatment information in patient records, taking dental x-rays, making dental impressions, and ordering dental supplies.

Francisco Teran, TMJ & Sleep Assistant

Francisco Teran has dual responsibilities here at Northridge Dental Group as he works with Dr. Ariz on the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of SFV side which shares its location with NDG as the Doctors TMJ & Sleep Assistant. Francisco documents the patient’s dental history and updates overall health and medication history. Job duties include preparing patients for dental work, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, assisting with dental procedures, assisting dental hygienists with procedures, recording treatment information in patient records, taking dental x-rays, and making dental impressions.

Pauline Villaflores, RDH

Pauline Villaflores has been in dentistry since 2015. Pauline is an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist).

Pegah Gidianian, BSDH, RDH

Pegah Gidianian has been in dentistry since 2017. She is an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist).

Rubina Aslanyan, RDH, BSDH

Rubina Aslanyan has been in dentistry since 2010. She is an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist).

RACHEL DUVO, RDA

Rachel Duvo is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and has been in dentistry since 1996. Rachel documents the patient’s dental history and updates overall health and medication history. Job duties include preparing patients for dental work, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, assisting with dental procedures, assisting dental hygienists with procedures, recording treatment information in patient records, taking dental x-rays, making dental impressions for cosmetic cases, and maintaining the doctor’s schedule with proper coverage with assistants.

EDITH FARIAS, DA

Edith Farias is a Dental Assistant (DA). Edith documents the patient’s dental history, updates overall health and medication history and provides great patient care. Job duties include preparing patients for dental work, assisting dentists in managing dental emergencies, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, assisting with dental procedures, creating dental impressions for cosmetic cases, recording treatment information in patient records, taking dental x-rays, making dental impressions, and ordering dental supplies.

Roxana Jimenez, TMJ & Sleep Assistant

Roxana’s responsibilities include patient care, scheduling, and bill processing for TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Fernando Valley.

Courtney, Front Desk

Courtney handles calls from patients and calls them if appropriate. She writes to them when necessary and sends out reminders when they need to be seen for routine check-ups or further dental treatment. Using a computerized system to book and reschedule appointments, Courtney works on NDG’s patients’ treatment needs whether it’s preventive, restorative, hygiene, or everything else in-between. She is most likely your first point of contact when entering the office of Northridge Dental Group.