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

Read More

Cosmetic dentist in San Francisco, CA describes the types of aesthetic dentistry available

Cosmetic Dentist with Dr. Arellano in San Francisco CA Area

Our smile is one of the most notable facial features that others see when they are forming a first impression. Because of this, many San Francisco, CA area patients want to enhance their smile’s appearance. Patients who are seeking options to rejuvenate their smile can benefit from the services of a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Leo Arellano. Whether you have a broken tooth, want to hide teeth that have permanent stains, or have other aesthetic issues affecting your confidence in your smile, Dr. Arellano offers cosmetic dentistry services to meet your needs.

Types of cosmetic dentistry

Our team advises patients to take time to speak to Dr. Arellano about the ways in which they can improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, and overall smile. Below are just a few of the more common cosmetic services we provide:

  • Invisalign orthodontics – skip the metal braces and improve the alignment of your smile with Invisalign, a clear tray-based system for repositioning your teeth and aligning your bite
  • Professional teeth whitening – brighter smiles exude health and radiance; with our professional-grade teeth whitening solutions, most patients can achieve a more brilliant appearance in a short period of time when compared to over-the-counter alternatives
  • Dental crowns – restorations such as dental crowns can cover imperfections in your teeth while offering an extra layer of strength and protection 
  • Bridges – replacing one or more missing teeth in a row can be achieved with the use of a dental bridge, which is a ceramic restoration that anchors on to the adjacent teeth for support
  • Porcelain veneers – covering aesthetic issues with teeth near the front of your smile can be done with the use of porcelain veneers, which are thin facings that bond onto a tooth to conceal staining, breakage, gaps, misalignment, and other issues
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Request a visit with Dr. Leo Arellano today

San Francisco, CA patients who are interested in cosmetic dental work are advised to connect with our practice to learn more about what we have to offer. Our practice is located at 3030 Geary Boulevard and can be reached at 415-881-4343. Dr. Leo Arellano accepts new and current patients into his facility for comprehensive dental care.

Share this Article

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Replacing a missing front tooth with a fixed bridge has made this patient smile more.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

Crowns - Bridges – BNA Image – 03
More Result

What our patients are saying...

originally posted on Google

Even after moving to Oakland (and when I lived in Mountain View) I always return to SF to see Dr. Arellano. EVERYONE in the office is top notch!

More Reviews