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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Visit a general dentist in San Francisco, CA for comprehensive dental solutions

Visit a General Dentist in San Francisco, Ca Area for Comprehensive Dental Solutions

San Francisco, CA patients seeking a dental team that offers a wide selection of services are encouraged to learn more about Dr. Leo Arellano General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our dentist has decades of dental experience and can provide solutions for patients who are interested in quality care. Dr. Leo Arellano finds that patients will enjoy not only general dentistry in his practice but also aesthetic and restorative care.

What is a general dentist?

A general dentist is best described as a dentist who provides many routine procedures for patients. This may include:

  • Dental evaluations – patients are urged to visit a dentist every six months for a “recall appointment.” These appointments allow the dental team to evaluate the patient’s smile while also providing a thorough cleaning and assessment. If there are any concerns within the smile, the dental hygienist may also take dental x-rays to examine the teeth and bone underneath the gums. Sometimes, problems can be spotted with x-rays that cannot be found with the naked eye during a physical evaluation.
  • Diagnostics – our team ensures patients are aware of any problems that exist within their smiles. When patients get a proper diagnosis of their condition, they can then discuss possible treatment options. Our team can diagnose infections, cavities, impacted teeth, and other problems that may require additional care.
  • Periodontal care – periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is a condition that can have a dramatic, negative impact on the health and appearance of the smile. By getting an evaluation and proper diagnosis, patients can work with Dr. Leo Arellano to restore oral health and wellness. Periodontal care may involve a thorough cleaning or procedures such as scaling and root planing. Treatment of periodontal problems can avoid the loss of teeth, gum tissue, and bone.
  • Dental restorations – when there is a problem with the smile, dental restorations may help. Weak or damaged teeth may benefit from the placement of a dental crown over the exposed area as an extra layer of protection. Dental fillings are often used when areas of decay are diagnosed within the smile. This stops the decay from progressing and becoming a more serious problem. Dental restorations may also include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
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Why work with a general dentist?

Not only does Dr. Leo Arellano provide general dentistry solutions, but he also has a focus on the aesthetics of the smile. All the materials used in his practice will help him give the patients a natural-looking smile while ensuring dental health and proper functionality. Our team provides a wide selection of services under one roof, avoiding the need to refer patients to other professionals to improve their smiles.

Discuss your dental needs with a trained and experienced staff.

Call Dr. Leo Arellano General and Cosmetic Dentistry at 415-881-4343 today to schedule a consultation visit with our staff. We can work with patients to help them understand their oral health needs and develop a treatment plan that can bring their smile back to health! We accept new patients at our facility, conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard.

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