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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Are you looking for a new dentist in San Francisco? Consider these tips.

looking for a new dentist in San Francisco? Consider these tips.

Have you recently moved to San Francisco and need to find a new dentist? Perhaps you want to make a switch and you are searching for a dental professional who treats you with care and respect. Whatever the reason, the search for a new dentist can be overwhelming. Many patients aren’t sure where to start, what factors should be the most important, or how to make a final selection.

If this sounds familiar, consider the following:

  • Recommendations from people you trust: Start by asking your family and friends for their recommendations. Find out if they have a dentist they trust and who makes them feel relaxed and confident when they visit.

  • Convenience and location: Is the dental office near your house or your office? Many patients only need to visit the dentist twice each year for regular checkups; however, if you have a critical issue or if you require treatment that involves several visits, you’ll be glad that you’ve chosen a dentist who is convenient for your life.

  • Comfort: After you’ve narrowed down your list, consider visiting a few dentist offices to get a feel for the place. Do you feel welcomed and relaxed when you enter the office? Many dentists ensure patient comfort by keeping the lighting soft and choosing music that helps patients feel calm.

  • The dentist: Perhaps most importantly, choose a dentist who not only has the skills and expertise, but with whom you also feel comfortable. Trusting the dentist is key to a good patient/dentist relationship. You will need to feel comfortable asking questions and trust that you’re getting the right advice and treatment. Look for a dentist who not only has extensive experience but who also maintains continuing education hours in order to keep up with new technology or procedures.

  • The dental team: Much like your rapport with the dentist is important, so is your interaction with the entire team. Many patients like visiting a dental practice where they feel like an individual and not just another patient. If the receptionist remembers your name and the hygienists take the time to ask about your family and your day, you’re likely to develop a strong relationship with the entire team that will benefit your care in the future.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Leo Arellano has been treating patients in San Francisco for 34 years now. He is experienced in the field of dentistry and committed to making sure that each patient has a healthy mouth and a confident smile. If you’re looking for a new dental team, call Dr. Arellano’s office to schedule a consultation today.

 

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
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Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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