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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Daly City enjoys enhanced oral health and beauty with cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in Daly City from Dr. Leo Arellano

The term “cosmetic dentistry” is used to describe dental services intended to improve the appearance of smiles. However, many cosmetic treatments are beneficial to oral health as well as beauty. Dr. Leo Arellano helps patients from Daly City and across the Bay Area have the best of both worlds. Some of the options offered by the Doctor and his skilled team include:

  • Bonding – Composite resin bonding can repair a chipped, broken, or stained tooth and make it look like new again. It can also be used to fill gaps between teeth that are spaced too far apart.
  • Fillings – Tooth colored materials can be used to repair cavities and replace damaged or unsightly fillings, leaving the smile looking flawless and natural.
  • Inlays and onlays – When a tooth has an area of decay too large to be repaired with a simple filling, a porcelain inlay or onlay can effectively repair it discreetly and conservatively.
  • Veneers – Although primarily used for cosmetic improvement, porcelain veneers can also be used to protect and enhance a pitted, chipped, or fractured anterior tooth.
  • Invisalign – Discreet, virtually invisible Invisalign aligners create beautifully straight smiles. Straight teeth are easier to clean effectively, reducing the risk for periodontal disease.
  • Crowns – Beautiful porcelain dental crowns can provide strength and protection to damaged teeth as well as cover teeth that have esthetic imperfections.
  • Implants – Missing teeth can ruin the appearance of a smile as well as cause misalignment, jaw stress, jawbone resorption, and other problems. A dental implant covered with a porcelain crown can restore the appearance of the smile, prevent existing teeth from drifting into the empty space, and help maintain the jawbone.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Optimal oral health is a necessary foundation for a truly attractive smile. Those who have a healthy, beautiful smile are more likely to share it proudly with the world. They also tend to have a stronger commitment to effective oral hygiene practices, regular dental checkups, and a healthier lifestyle to protect their pearly whites.

Dr. Leo Arellano considers all services he provides as an opportunity to revitalize the health and appearance of patients’ smiles. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule a consultation today.

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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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