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Dr. Leo Arellano

Dr. Leo Arellano

Serving general and cosmetic dentistry patients in San Francisco for more than 34 years, Dr. Arellano is an experienced dentist dedicated to providing superior care. His results have earned him the highest ratings in quality and customer satisfaction.

The priorities in our San Francisco dental practice include patient comfort, technology, and safety. Our office protocol includes stringent standards for infection control and utilizes advanced diagnostic equipment that allows us to detect dental problems early. One such area of outstanding technology is the use of digital x-rays versus conventional x-ray imaging. With state-of-the-art imaging equipment, we gain accurate information that helps us identify areas of concern. The use of advanced dental technologies benefits our patients, who are deserving of healthy, beautiful smiles. 

About Dr. Arellano

Education

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, 1979, after completing education at UCLA and UCSF
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, 1984, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • Periodontal Surgery courses completed at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry’s Periodontic Study Club

Other courses of study include:

  • “Concept of Complete Dentistry” by Dr. Peter Dawson
  • Courses by Dr. Frank Spear at the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education

Dr. Arellano is a member of:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California State Dental Association
  • The San Francisco County Dental Association
  • The San Francisco Study Club, a local affiliate of the internationally known Seattle Study Club
  • Served as board member to the Fisherman’s Wharf Rotary Club from 1999 to 2007

Dr. Arellano:

  • Is licensed to use the LANAP protocol for laser periodontal therapy.
  • Has received certification from the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry to perform treatments utilizing Nd:YAG laser.
  • Co-founded the first mobile dental CT / x-ray imaging company on the West Coast. Mobile CT Imaging has since moved East.

Recognitions include:

  • ValueStar Rated.
  • Diamond Certified Rated from 2005 to 2007.
  • Named among “Bay Area Top Doctors and Dentists” in 2010 by Doctors Improving Healthcare in a collaboration with NBC Bay Area.
  • Received Tom Terry’s Dental Compliance and Safety’s “Exceptional Dental Office” rating for exceeding government standards in the area of patient safety.
  • Gold certification status from the Green Business Bureau.

Advanced technologies for outstanding care

Our office is equipped with proven technologies for improved comfort and diagnostic evaluation. We capture data using digital radiography, which emits far less radiation than traditional x-ray imaging. Digital imaging is not only safer but also more detailed, providing your dentist with a view of your entire oral structure, including the jawbone, nerve bundles, and the sinus cavity. With digital imaging, we can also evaluate the joints of the jaw, called the TMJs, as well as structures within the head and neck.

Laser has improved how we treat gum disease. Using the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, known as LANAP®, your dentist can safely and effectively target diseased tissue, leaving healthy tissue intact. LANAP® was the first laser procedure to gain FDA approval for the treatment of periodontitis.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Fractured front tooth and large space repaired and filled in with composite bonding in one appointment

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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What our patients are saying...

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5.0

Highly recommend Dr Arellano’s practice.
Dr. Arellano and his staffs are pros and with long experience. It’s your true dentist next door. You can see from pictures hanged on the walk that most, if not all, of his staffs have been working with him for ages. It speaks for itself for how well Arellano DDS PC is!

Have been patronizing this place for many years. Back then I used to live in the same neighborhood. Their service is so good that even after I moved to a new neighborhood that’s super far away from here I still continue to come here for all my dental care.

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