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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A dentist for Daly City residents creates beautiful, healthy smiles

dentist for Daly City residents creates beautiful, healthy smiles

Dr. Leo Arellano is committed to helping his patients enjoy the best oral health possible. He was a dental hygienist before he became a dentist, and he provides his patients with the best of both worlds. A hygienist’s role in dentistry is prevention oriented, and the doctor still believes that prevention is the best dental treatment possible. He never lectures his patients, even if it has been a long time since they have received dental care. He is always looking forward, and focuses on patients becoming healthier and maintaining their oral health. He provides a wide array of restorative services to help patients reach their goals.


Gum disease

This is a very common oral condition, which will affect the majority of adults at some point in their life. As this condition progresses, it damages the bone and gum tissue that support the teeth. In addition to the standard scaling and root planing, Dr. Arellano offers ozone and laser therapy treatments. When these treatments are combined with a good oral hygiene routine, the progression of the disease can be controlled.Daly City residents creates beautiful, healthy smiles


Orthodontic problems

When teeth are crowded, have excessive space between them, or are misaligned, it has a negative effect on a person’s smile. Additionally, they can have an impact on oral health by making oral hygiene difficult and creating places that plaque can be trapped. Invisalign® can correct a number of orthodontic problems without requiring a patient to wear metal braces. They are simple, effective, and virtually invisible, making them the perfect option for many of Dr. Arellano’s patients from Daly City.

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Dental implants

A dental implant is a popular way of replacing a missing tooth because it provides the most natural restoration, and will prevent the bone loss that can occur around the empty socket. An implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is implanted in the jaw and covered with a crown. The restored tooth can stand on its own, and it is as stable and strong as a natural tooth. This method of restoration is conservative because it does not rely on healthy teeth to support it.


Cosmetic dentistry

creates beautiful, healthy smiles Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile; cosmetic dental procedures and a doctor with an artistic eye can make that possible. Dr. Arellano will take the time to listen to his patients and design a treatment plan to give them the smile of their dreams. The doctor and his talented staff enjoy the delight of their patients when they look at their new smiles in the mirror. They have found that patients who love their smiles take better care of their oral health; this fact pleases the doctor immensely.

Dr. Arellano is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the people of Daly City and the surrounding areas. Under his skilled and compassionate care, patients can achieve optimal oral health, and he will help them maintain it for a lifetime. Call his office at 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment today.

 

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Crowded teeth and failing root canal tooth needing extraction corrected with Invisalign®, bleaching, and dental implant.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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I’m happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Leo Arellano. Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since the late 1980s, shortly after he established his practice, and I have relied on his expertise since then. He is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. Everyone who is part of his team represents the practice with a very high degree of professionalism and sincerity.

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