About Our Practice

Northridge Dental Group has provided excellent oral health care to Northridge and its surrounding communities in Southern California for over 40 years. Utilizing the latest advanced technology and procedures, we offer a wide array of services that are performed in-house, including but not limited to cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening, routine exams and cleanings, dental implants, and tooth extractions.

The expert dentists and oral surgeons at Northridge Dental Group see to it that patients are treated like family. That means providing payment and financing options to those in financial straits and giving each person the time and attention they deserve through personalized care that leaves a lasting impression.

OUR PROVIDERS

DR. SHAHDAD ARAMI, DDS

Dr. Arami's headshot Shahdad Arami, DDS, is an expert dentist who works to transform the smile of every patient at Northridge Dental Group in Northridge, California. 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.

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.

As a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association, he’s gone on to meet the dental needs of hundreds of patients in California and still strives to expand his knowledge in the field through continuing education in the advancements of aesthetic and implant dentistry.

With over 25 years of dentistry under his belt, Dr. Arami is remarkably attuned to his patients’ oral health needs. His longtime experience and expertise in giving special attention to patients with unique needs make him a compassionate dentist with a natural ability to put anyone at ease. In Dr. Arami’s care at Northridge Dental Group, patients can rest easy knowing their smile is in good hands.

DR. FARSHID ARIZ, DMD

Dr. Ariz's headshot Dr. Farshid Ariz 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 the past 25 years, Dr. Ariz has been an Assistant Professor of Advanced Periodontics at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California.

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Ariz currently focuses on treating craniofacial pain, TMJ dysfunction, and sleep disorders. Dr. Ariz lectures in academia and presents at educational meetings with active involvement in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research through non-invasive treatment methods significantly improving the quality of life for his patients.

DR. NAVID NOBAHARESTAN

Dr. Nobaharestan's headshot Dr. Navid’s journey in dentistry began as a young student with aspirations to delve into the intricacies of science and fulfill his desire to contribute to the community. He 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, and piqued his interest to gain expertise in the field of periodontology. He pursued his specialty in Periodontics at the University of Southern California, where he also earned his master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology.

While studying at USC, Dr. Navid was engaged in multiple research projects focusing on new advancements in gum grafting, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also served as a contributing editor for The Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology. Dr. Navid is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.

Dr. Navid 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.

In his free time, Dr. Navid enjoys exploring new hiking trails around Los Angeles, photography, and making pizza.

Dr. Mona Entezam

Dr. Mona Entezam has dedicated her 20+ years career to educating and treating her patients with gentle and minimally invasive dental care. As a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry with the highest honors, she is extremely proficient in the field of cosmetic and general dentistry. Dr. Mona continues to stay current with the latest technology and research on the safest dental methods and materials available. Her love of clinical dentistry and her caring approach to patient care add up to a dentist that the most discriminating patient will appreciate.

On her spare time, Dr. Mona enjoys reading books, traveling, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Sahar Rezvani

Dr. Sahar Rezvani 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. In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, and hiking.

DR. ALI VAZIRI

Dr. Vaziri 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. He practiced general and restorative dentistry for 13 years in Culver City prior to attending USC School of Dentistry to complete his Specialty training in Advanced Endodontics in 2006. He has been practicing Endodontics and Microsurgery in Pacific Palisades since 2006. Dr. Vaziri is a Board Eligible Endodontists 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.

Having had the experience of practicing general dentistry has made Dr. Vaziri a much better clinician as far as treatment planning, predicting the final outcome, and certainly patient management is concerned.

DR. HENRY LO

Dr. Lo graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with honors at the top of his class and was recipient of the Outstanding International Student Award. He also obtained his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at U.S.C. and the Los Angeles County – U.S.C. Medical Center. He further his post-residency experience by pursuing a two year surgical fellowship at the Pacific Clinical Research Foundation in San Diego, where he performed many major facial reconstructive and maxillofacial procedures at Tri City Medical Center and the Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. During that period he was also a participating member of the surgical team with the Thousand Smile Foundation, a charity organization providing dental and surgical treatment to cleft palate patients in Ensenada , Mexico. Dr. Lo is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1993. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Californian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Dr. Lo has published research articles in peer reviewed journals such at the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Oral Facial Pain. In addition to English, Dr. Lo also speaks fluent Chinese ( Cantonese ).

DR. RAPHAEL SEPARZADEH

Dr. Raphael Separzadeh is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is dedicated in providing an individualized experience and the highest quality of care in orthodontics for all ages. He also continues to bring the latest advancements in orthodontics to benefit his patients.

Dr. Separzadeh attended the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA) and received a B.S. degree in Psychobiology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, obtaining Departmental Honors in Psychobiology and elected to Phi Beta Kappa honors society. He then continued his education at UCLA receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The UCLA School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class. Dr. Separzadeh then specialized in his dental training, attending a 30 month residency in orthodontics at Saint Louis University where he received his Orthodontic Certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD).

Dr. Separzadeh has conducted extensive and innovative research. His master’s thesis focused on craniofacial growth and is currently in preparation for publication. In addition, Dr. Separzadeh has conducted research on the latest imaging techniques in the healthcare field, focusing his attention on the impacts of osteoporosis. He was the recipient of multiple honors including the University of California Regent Scholar for all four years during his dental schooling.

Dr. Separzadeh belongs to numerous local, national, and international dental and orthodontic associations. His professional affiliations include: Saint Louis University Society for Advancement of Orthodontic Education, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the San Fernando Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Separzadeh has a motto to give back to his surroundings and community. He conducted a 12 month fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate at Cardinal-Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. In addition, he volunteers his time and provides dental care at various organizations including: the Boys and Girls Club of America, Latin American Dental Services and South Central Care.

Dr. Separzadeh enjoys golfing, playing basketball, water sports, cooking and traveling. His motto is that with a positive mental attitude, and going the extra mile, one can achieve anything the mind conceives