Francisco Teran has dual responsibilities here at Northridge Dental Group as he works with Dr. Ariz as the doctor’s TMJ and sleep assistant at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of SFV, which shares its location with NDG. Francisco documents patient dental histories and updates overall health and medication histories. His 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.