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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Dental team keeps Daly City smiling with comprehensive care

Daly City smiling with comprehensive care

Dr. Leo Arellano and his terrific team provide a wide array of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services for patients in San Francisco, Daly City, and beyond. The entire team is dedicated to providing the gentle, effective, personalized care that keep patients happy and their mouths healthy. Some of the services they provide are:

  • Periodontal care – A number of treatment options are available to effectively control gum disease, including guidance on effective oral hygiene practices, ozone therapy, laser gum treatment, gum surgery and grafting, and traditional scaling and root planing.
  • Crowns and bridges – Dental crowns can strengthen and protect teeth weakened by decay or trauma, and they can be used in cosmetic treatments to cover unsightly teeth. Dental bridges can replace one or several missing teeth.
  • Dental implants – Implants are the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth. They help preserve jawbone and mimic the stability and function of natural teeth.
  • Invisalign® – Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners can provide orthodontic correction discreetly and comfortably. They are removable, which eliminates food restrictions and makes oral hygiene easy.
  • Porcelain veneers – Beautiful porcelain veneers can transform a smile in just a few weeks. Stunning smiles are no longer just for the Hollywood stars.
  • Gum contouring – Cosmetic gum treatments can contour, add, or reduce the gum tissue to enhance the smile.
  • Teeth whitening – This is one of the fastest and most affordable methods of improving a smile. This small step can offer great rewards.
  • TMJ treatment – Guidance in lifestyle changes and oral appliance therapy may relieve discomfort related to the temporomandibular joints.
  • Snoring and sleep apnea treatment – A simple, comfortable oral appliance can restore a good night’s sleep in mild to moderate cases of this potentially serious condition.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Whether patients simply need a checkup and professional cleaning, or they need complex smile reconstruction, Dr. Arellano and his dental care team have the answers. If a specialist is needed, the doctor will recommend a trusted associate near Daly City to provide the necessary services. Call 415-881-4343 today, and schedule an appointment with the team that cares for patients as if they were their own family.