WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, 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.

Here are some new changes we have made 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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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Cosmetic Dentistry Before and After in San Francisco

It is through your smile that you greet others; that you make that all-important first impression. We have seen many patients enter our doors with low self-esteem directly related to the appearance of their teeth. Fortunately, today there are several cosmetic dentistry procedures that can lead to brighter, straighter teeth and restored confidence.

Many people think of cosmetic dentistry treatments as purely esthetic; but when you understand the psychological and emotional influence that your smile has, you realize that there are many benefits. When you are unhappy with your smile, you may feel unattractive or insecure. This may affect how you are perceived by others in your personal and professional life. You may appear hesitant or timid; or even sad, angry or withdrawn. Turn to Cosmetic Dentistry Before and After in San Francisco with Dr. Arellano for a solution.

Cosmetic procedures have the ability to transform your unaesthetic dental characteristics in a dramatic way and thus positively affect other areas of your life. Three very easy ways to accomplish a smile makeover are teeth whitening, veneers, or crowns.

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The first step in a smile makeover is to assess your particular needs. When having teeth whitened, many patients want to get the whitest shade possible. However, your dentist will work with you to determine the best shade of white based on natural esthetics. When whitening teeth, the color of your eyes and hair, as well as your skin tone will be taken into consideration.

With veneers, you can cover a wide variety of imperfections in just a few visits. If you have gaps between teeth or severe discoloration that cannot be adequately corrected through whitening, veneers may be the ideal way to love your smile. Because dental veneers are custom made to fit your facial features, you can be confident that you will finally meet the smile you’ve always wanted.

To realize the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, schedule a time to discuss your ideal smile with Dr. Arellano.

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Before and After Photos

Fractured, cracked, and misaligned tooth repaired with a porcelain veneer

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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