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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An array of cosmetic dental procedures is available in San Francisco CA

An array of cosmetic dental procedures is available at Leo Arellano DDS PC

TV, magazines, advertisements, billboards, and other media offer a never-ending stream of stunning smiles, demonstrating the importance of oral beauty in today’s image conscious society. Smile enhancement can have a dramatic effect on appearance. From subtle changes to major repairs, beautiful smiles are more accessible than ever; they are no longer just for the rich and famous. Even simple cosmetic dental procedures can result in a smile that boosts confidence and increases self-esteem.

Dr. Leo Arellano can use one, two, or a combination of several of the following procedures to restore function, structure, and form and create naturally beautiful smiles in San Francisco CA:

  • Teeth Whitening – Discolored, stained teeth can sparkle again in as little as an hour with our in-office whitening. At-home kits are available as well for patients who would prefer to brighten their teeth gradually. We have different systems such as Brite Smile® and Opalescence® to meet the needs of our patients.
  • Bonding – Dental bonding with composite resin can fill cavities, reshape teeth, fill gaps, and cover chips, with little to no tooth shaping required.
  • Inlays and Onlays – Porcelain inlays and onlays can repair large cavities without significant tooth reduction.
  • Crowns – We strive to save natural teeth whenever possible; dental crowns can preserve teeth that are too weak to remain functional. Even though the tooth must be reduced for placement, this treatment is preferable to extraction.
  • Bridges – A dental bridge can replace a missing tooth while remaining undetectable in the smile.
  • Invisalign – Discreet orthodontics can correct misalignment for a beautifully straight smile.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Thin shells of lustrous porcelain can cover many esthetic flaws such as chips, pits, discoloration, and shape, to name just a few.
  • Dental Implants – Implants can fill spaces caused by missing teeth without affecting any of the existing teeth.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Whatever the perceived flaws in a smile may be, we treat them with the healthiest, most conservative and effective procedures possible. A healthy mouth is the foundation for a naturally beautiful smile. We will develop a treatment plan that restores oral health, preserves natural tooth structure, and provides stunning results. Call 415-881-4343 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled dental team today.

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I’ve been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, “Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting.” I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I’ve had (beyond regular cleaning) It didn’t take too long and it didn’t feel uncomfortable getting it done.... More Reviews