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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General Dentistry for the whole family under one roof in San Francisco area

General Dentistry - San Francisco, CA

How to find the best general dentistry care in San Francisco

Selecting the right dentist is an important part of keeping your mouth and body healthy. Not only do you want an individual who is gentle, but you also need someone who will give you the right information and education, is available when the need is urgent, and doesn’t keep you sitting in the waiting room. Dr. Leo Arellano works with countless patients in San Francisco, providing a full suite of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. He knows there are several considerations people have when choosing a dental practice, including:

Convenience: Is the office conveniently located and do the hours fit your schedule? Does the office run on time and do patients get the full attention of the dental team?

Friendly, professional team: Are patients welcomed when they join the practice? Does the dentist answer all of your questions? Patients want to feel both comfortable and confident in the care they’re receiving.

Educated and skilled: Patients who have a particular dental issue will want to be sure that the dentist has that specific experience. Dr. Arellano suggests asking which services a dentist provides and which treatments are referred to other experts.

Prevention is key. Keeping your mouth healthy is easy and less expensive than treating a problem. Does the dentist take the time to meet with you and carefully examine your teeth during regular checkups? These appointments provide an opportunity to do more than clean your teeth, they also give the dentist a chance to find potential issues, such as a weak area on a tooth, before it becomes a larger problem.

Dr. Arellano is committed to providing a calm environment, gentle care, and a professional team. The team will ensure that their patients’ at-home oral care routine is working well and fix anything that causes pain or aesthetic flaws.

FACT? or MYTH? - General/Cosmetic Dentistry

Fact or myth: Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth and situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpastes can be more effective. Ask your dentist about what may be best for your teeth, and always look for the ADA Seal of Approval. Fact or myth: If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface, there may be cavities, problems with the root, or other abnormalities. Fact or myth: Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person, though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth: Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advances in technology and safety practices, there’s nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth: You should visit your dentist at least twice a year. Fact.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

A removable partial denture and failing remaining lower teeth replaced with a dental implant supported hybrid denture that is firmly retained by screws.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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Great dentist and very pleasant to work with. He has been very helpful in helping you understand the entire process of your dental needs! If you want someone to take has time with you, he is your guy. I am very happy and pleased with his fantastic service. Also, his front staff is wonderful and very ease to talk to and very helpful. May provide excellent patient service!

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