Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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Can I get the best type of veneers at an office near me

Many people use internet search terms such as “best veneers” or “dentist near me.” Rather than a specific type of service or location, the quality of their dental care should be their first priority. The best option for any treatment is dependent on the patient’s oral health, goals, budget, and lifestyle.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team keep San Francisco smiles healthy, bright, and beautiful with their dedication to quality care and patient wellbeing, and a wide array of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services.


The doctor believes that prevention is the best dental treatment possible and he encourages patients to be advocates for their own optimal oral health. Our team empowers patients with the knowledge to help them enjoy great check-ups and healthy smiles. We are happy to answer questions, demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques, and recommend dental aids or products to optimize oral hygiene practices.


We never chide or lecture our patients. Even if it has been a long time since they have visited a dentist, we do not judge them. We are happy for the opportunity to help them get healthier by providing the services needed to restore their smiles.

  • Gum disease – In addition to traditional cleaning, scaling and root planing, and gum surgery, we offer advanced treatments such as ozone therapy and laser gum treatments,
  • Cavities – Tooth colored resin fillings, and porcelain inlays and onlays, can repair the tooth esthetically and effectively. Our DIAGNOdent® laser can detect cavities in their earliest stages, minimizing both the damage and the treatment necessary.
  • Damage – Teeth weakened by decay, fractures, or trauma can be strengthened and protected using beautiful porcelain crowns.
  • Tooth loss – Dental bridges or dental implants can replace missing teeth to restore function and beauty effectively.
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We offer a number of cosmetic services to help patients enjoy the smile of their dreams.

  • Discoloration – We can brighten stained, discolored teeth with either in-office or at-home whitening treatments. Although the time required and techniques used are different, they achieve the same result – a brighter, whiter smile.
  • Imperfections – Beautiful porcelain veneers can be used to change the appearance of the size, shape, or color of teeth that have cosmetic flaws.
  • Malocclusion – Invisalign is a patient-friendly method of straightening teeth. The clear aligner trays are discreet, there is no restricted food list, and oral hygiene is easy because the trays are removable.

If you are searching for quality dental care, call 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Arellano today.

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