Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take 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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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“My front teeth look cracked” and other uses for cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco

My front teeth look cracked

Do you have a tooth that is misshaped, cracked, chipped, or crooked? Now you don’t have to. Cosmetic dentistry offered by Dr. Leo Arellano is helping patients from throughout San Francisco improve the appearance of their smile and their self-confidence with general and cosmetic dentistry.

While general dentistry is widely known as the necessary procedures to keep your mouth healthy, cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of services to help patients feel more confident, more assured and more likely to show off their smile. From simple bonding to whitening to veneers, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect option when a tooth still functions well, but could look better.

Here are some examples of how Dr. Arellano and his team can help improve your smile:

Dental bonding uses a composite resin to reshape a chipped or cracked tooth, or to make a short tooth longer. The resin is created for each individual patient so it exactly matches your original teeth.

Porcelain veneers, are thin shells that are adhered to the front of the natural tooth to improve your smile in an instant. Veneers are used when the patient needs more of a change than can be achieved using bonding. Veneers are made offsite in a laboratory. When applied the dentist only needs to roughen the natural tooth which requires minimal enamel removal.

Porcelain crowns are used on teeth that have been damaged from improper care or trauma. Crowns are a great option to protect and strengthen a tooth.

Tooth whitening done in a dentist’s office is often far more effective than using over-the-counter white strips available in the grocery store. Under the care of a dentist, you can be sure that you achieve results that are several shades whiter than your current teeth.

We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment
If you have questions about any of the general or cosmetic dentistry services offered by Dr. Leo Arellano General & Cosmetic Dentistry, call the office today. Dr. Arellano will listen closely to what changes you believe need to be made and he will work within your budget and your timeline to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.


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Highly recommend Dr Arellano’s practice.
Dr. Arellano and his staffs are pros and with long experience. It’s your true dentist next door. You can see from pictures hanged on the walk that most, if not all, of his staffs have been working with him for ages. It speaks for itself for how well Arellano DDS PC is!

Have been patronizing this place for many years. Back then I used to live in the same neighborhood. Their service is so good that even after I moved to a new neighborhood that’s super far away from here I still continue to come here for all my dental care.

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