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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5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Benefit You

Cosmetic Dental Office in San Francisco Area

Never underestimate the impact of a beautiful smile. A welcoming smile can make a good first impression on others. It can give you greater confidence to make friends or take steps to advance your professional career. So, if your smile isn’t the best that it can be, you can take steps to improve it through cosmetic dentistry. Here are a few ways cosmetic dental treatments from the office of Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco can benefit you.

Improve your Appearance, Improve Your Life

Cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening, dental crowns, implants, and veneers can transform a crooked smile into the smile of your dreams. A beautiful smile can change the way you look, act and think. You’ll feel better about yourself, which will give you greater confidence around others. Improving your smile transforms you into a happier, more positive version of yourself.

Boosts Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is essential for every area of your life, from personal relationships to professional decisions you make in your career. An attractive smile can help you go through life with greater confidence and self-esteem so that you can face life’s challenges with a positive attitude and outlook.

Improve Tooth Function

Missing or crooked teeth can impact how you chew and what foods you can eat. Your San Francisco dentist may recommend implants to replace missing teeth and Invisalign treatments to straighten crooked teeth so you can chew with ease. Improved tooth function gives you greater freedom to enjoy all kinds of cuisine.

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Better Oral Health

Dental issues like missing teeth, misaligned teeth, and cracked teeth can impact tooth and gum health, leading to problems with:

  • bone loss
  • tooth decay
  • tooth infections and
  • gum disease

By addressing these problems with cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Leo Arellano can protect your teeth and gums and improve your oral health.

Save Money

Cosmetic dental treatments can prevent more widespread problems with your teeth, saving you money on lengthy, costly future treatments.

Are you trying to find a cosmetic dentist nearby so you can benefit from all the services they have to offer? Look no further than Dr. Leo Arellano and his team at Leo Arellano DDS PC, your cosmetic dental specialist in San Francisco. Call today at 415-881-4343 and book your appointment.

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Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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