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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San Francisco patients ask, “Is Invisalign better than braces?”

Invisalign Better Than Braces San Francisco

A great smile is important for plenty of reasons. Not only does it give many individuals a great boost of confidence, it can also help to improve personal and professional relationships. Individuals who have teeth that are misaligned often find themselves being critical of their own smile and appearance.

Dr. Leo Arellano, a trusted dentist in San Francisco, has been helping his patients improve their smiles for many years. Dr. Arellano recognizes that while many patients want to make changes because of their appearance, those changes can also improve the health of the mouth as well. Many adult patients do not want to undergo traditional orthodontics because they don’t want noticeable brackets and wires for several years.

To help patients achieve the smile they want, Dr. Arellano offers Invisalign treatment system. Invisalign offers patients a better smile without undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment. The system works by using a set of clear alignment trays that gently shift the teeth into proper position. The patient simply wears an alignment tray for a predetermined amount of time, typically two weeks, then moves onto the next tray in the series. This system also helps patients lessen the amount of time they spend in a dental chair as the appointments to have the wires tightened are eliminated.

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In addition to delivering great results, there are other great benefits to Invisalign. First, the trays can be removed when the patient eats, allowing individuals to keep eating their favorite foods. While the patient will need to wear the trays for as many hours as possible, they can also be removed for important meetings or social events. This gives many patients the confidence to invest the time and budget into the treatment system.

Caring for the teeth while undergoing treatment is simple and requires no extra time or equipment. Patients simply remove the trays to brush and floss their teeth and thoroughly clean the trays and then place them back in the mouth. Most dentists advise patient to wear the trays for 22-23 hours each day.

For more information about Invisalign and to find out if it would work for you, call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano, General and Cosmetic Dentistry today.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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