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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Dentist in San Francisco describes Invisalign treatment

Invisalign Dentist in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano is a well-known San Francisco dentist who has helped countless patients improve their smiles with cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Arellano and his team understand that when patients feel more confident about their smiles, it can improve their self-esteem and their personal and professional relationships. Patients who are unhappy with the alignment of their smile often want results, but they don’t want to undergo the traditional orthodontic treatment with braces that utilizes brackets and wires.

Dr. Arellano can ease these fears and improve his patient’s’ smiles using Invisalign. This treatment adjusts teeth using high quality, comfortable, and clear plastic alignment trays. When these alignment trays are in place, they are nearly invisible. They work by gently shifting teeth into their proper position. This allows patients to achieve a better smile discreetly and quickly.

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In addition to the advantage of being nearly invisible, Invisalign offers additional advantages including:

  • Removability – When in position, the Invisalign trays fit snugly and securely. However, they can be removed for eating and cleaning. This allows patients to continue to eat all of their favorite foods without worrying about damaging the appliance. Additionally, it helps patients keep their teeth and gums healthy because they can still brush and floss effectively during their months of treatment.
  • Comfort – Unlike traditional orthodontic treatments that include brackets and wires that can scratch the inside of the cheeks and tongue, the Invisalign trays are comfortable and easy to wear. Additionally, where traditional braces require tightening of the wires to shift the teeth, Invisalign users simply move on to the next tray in the treatment series.

Individuals who live in San Francisco and are looking for a dentist who provides Invisalign should call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano. He will meet with you, examine your teeth, and discuss your expectations, timeline, and budget to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign and get you started on your path to a beautiful and happy smile.

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We’ve gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he’s done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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