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  • Rating : 5
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    Best dentist I’ve ever had in my life. Dr. Arellano has mad skills- almost like a sixth sense when it comes to dental issues. Also wonderful professional staff and beautiful offices.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in December 2015. During the next several months, I suffered from ongoing sleep deprivation due to the apnea. I had to take sleeping pills and was suffering from anxiety from the severe sleeping problems. During this time, I did 5 overnight sleeping studies. From these, it was found that none of the breathing devices worked (CPAP, etc). Finally, the dental appliance, used during a study, reduced the apnea to mild levels. At this point, I was fitted for a Somnomed Fusion dental appliance. I have worn it every night for the last few months. I have stopped taking the sleeping pills and have consistently been sleeping well while wearing the device. It’s a miracle!

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  • Rating : 5
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    A few months ago, I had a new procedure done called a pinhole gum graft. Due to receding gum lines, it was necessary that I needed to do this. The doctor gave me a choice between this new procedure or the traditional way of cutting into the gums. Oh boy am I glad I chose this new procedure. The healing process was so simple and painless. Throughout the healing I did not experience any pain at all which was great. Like most people I am allergic to pain. All I had to do was keep the area clean and rinse with a prescription mouthwash that the doctor prescribed. And that was basically it. If I had chosen to cut into the gums, I would probably still be in pain. I would definitely recommend this procedure to anyone.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I have always been (and continue to be) frightened of any dental work, but both Dr. Arellano and Dr. Hahn have shown me with their skills that it can be nearly pain-free! The quality of their work is as good as it gets; they’re no-nonsense, honest straight-talkers, thorough, and patient with all kinds of questions. I wouldn’t call myself the “best patient” in terms of staying with follow-up appointments, etc., yet I’ve always been welcomed back in a friendly, non-judgmental way. Office staff are friendly and super efficient, making it an overall pleasant experience.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Initially, I thought commuting from Oakland to San Francisco to go to the dentist was absurd. However, I was thoroughly convinced after my first visit that traveling to the City was well worth it.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Hi Dr. Arellano & staff,

    Welcome to Anna and Jonathan. Also I would like to thank Dr. Arellano for his previous volunteer work in Jamaica and the fact that he is returning. I think it is wonderful when someone can share the gifts that they have with those in need, in this case his gift of dental skills and people skills.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Dr. Arellano,

    I wanted to express a note of thanks for being a part of your team the past 9 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time of employment here. I appreciate your expertise in the field as well as your passion for dentistry. Your professionalism, perfectionism & thoroughness is a gift. Your skills as well as those of your staff cannot be compared. I know I will never find an office w/the same unified goals that makes an office so pleasant, clean, organized & efficient. I truly value and appreciate all that I have learned here & can now feel confident that I possess some of the best training and highest skills. I regret having to leave a home, by will have the fondest memories. I hope you have continued success & that you find a sufficient assistant to fill your team.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I had done veneers and invisalign in 2009. During that time, Dr. Arellano and his whole office staff provided excellent services. They accommodated my busy working schedule and still ultimately followed the treatment plan. In terms of the procedure, I am very pleased and happy. Dr. Arellano did meticulous work with his gifted talent. His patience and well manors made a person like me smile graciously. It’s beyond “Thank You” that I can express myself on how much I appreciate Dr. Arellano. I like Dr. Arellano’s high level technique skills, people skills, and calm friendly office environment. I always tell my friends how good he is. Just look at my beautiful teeth. The staff is also very professional, friendly, and I couldn’t ask more than what I had experienced with each of them.

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  • Rating : 5
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    My procedure was a repair for a chipped bonded tooth. Dr. Arellano and his assistants were very attentive during the procedure, and I was satisfied with the result. Dr. Arellona provides a comfortable environment that is friendly, and he always answers my questions whenever I have procedures done. I think the staff is very professional and I appreciate the reminder phone call I receive before my scheduled appointment. Overall, I am satisfied with the service I receive, both from the staff and Dr. Arellano.

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  • Rating : 5
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    To say that I am pleased with the results you made possible would be an understatement. I am thrilled. Your good work has changed my whole appearance. I am proud of my teeth now and find it hard not to smile. I cannot believe that after only a few weeks and such a short, painless process I have such a healthy beautiful smile. YOU ARE THE BEST! (obviously not just my opinion either — professional photographer at the dance competition passed me in the hall and stopped just to tell me what a beautiful smile I had.)

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  • Rating : 5
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    I can’t let another moment go by without thanking you for the work you did on my smile this year. These veneers are so organic, so subtle, and so effective! This was truly money well spent. The holiday photos have just come back, and in every one of them, my smile is bright and confident-exactly what I asked you for! And these photos were taken in a casual situation, without controlled lighting – just imagine what this will look like on-camera in a professionally lit context!

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  • Rating : 5
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    It all started in the Buena Vista Cafe when the salad fork got stuck between my two front teeth and damaged a front filling. We had returned to live in the city so I had no dentist to turn to. We consulted the list of our insurance’s approved dentists and we opted for the closest to our USF area, a Dr. Arellano, who saw me the same day and thus began what is now a six year relationship.

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  • Rating : 5
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    The overall look of my teeth is much better than before and I feel great every time I smile. Thank you for the superb work you have done for me and I will be very glad to recommend my friends to you should their needs be the same.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I had meant to write you sooner and express my satisfaction with my beautiful smile. The porcelain veneers that you bonded to my top front teeth look wonderful. I have received many compliments from peoples on how good they look and I myself feel so much more confident about the appearance of my mouth.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Dr. Arellano and his staff are consummate professionals. I’ve been a patient there for many years and found that the quality and attentiveness of the work they perform is exemplary. I drive from Marin to see Dr. Arellano.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Dr. Arellano is amazing. I am the BIGGEST baby when it comes to pain and he is just so gentle and quick and his work is amazing. I’ve had horrible teeth my entire life and am always in need for something to be done. I’ve lived in San Jose for 3 years and I cannot ever picture going to another office. Way worth the drive! Everyone in the office is fantastic and professional!

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  • Rating : 5
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    When I went to Dr. Arellano I had been told by a Periodontist that I needed to lose three teeth due to gum disease. I was also in constant pain. Dr Arellano acknowledged my panic and grief and suggested laser surgery. Now, two years later, I still have all my teeth and I even have bone regrowth on some of them! Debbie is my hygienist and she is fast, gentle and lovely to chat with. She also recommends home care specifics. I have gotten over my terror of dentists thanks to the amazing and caring staff at this office. This also includes Mae, the incredibly friendly and personable receptionist. I cannot recommend them enough…

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  • Rating : 5
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    I just moved here from Seattle and this was my first visit in 10 years to a different dentist and I have to say, hands down, the best dental experience I have had!

    Great staff and Dr. Arellano took his time and did a thorough examination and answered all my questions.

    If you are looking for a new dentist, this is your person!!!

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  • Rating : 5
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    I’ve been seeing Leo for over 11 years and he’s done all kinds of good work for me. He’s easy to talk to, explains all the options, and seems to keep up with the literature: always a good sign in a doctor! I recommend him to anyone.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I had done veneers and invisalign in 2009. During that time, Dr. Arellano and his whole office staff provided excellent services. They accommodated my busy working schedule and still ultimately followed the treatment plan. In terms of the procedure, I am very pleased and happy. Dr. Arellano did meticulous work with his gifted talent. His patience and well manors made a person like.
    Dr. Arellano is the most careful, caring and professional dentist I have ever visited. His office is clean and modern and his staff is courteous and attentive.
    His prices are fair although I’m of the “I don’t care just hurry up and don’t hurt me school”.
    I think I have found my “forever” dentist!
    And this review is based on over 8 visits during a 15 month period.

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  • Rating : 5
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    I’ve been seeing Dr. Hahn and Dr. Arellano (same office) for over four years, and they are both fantastic. Very patient, gentle, and careful to explain everything to you as they go along so you understand what’s being done and why, and you know how to take care of your teeth to keep from having any problems in the future. Seriously I know all dentists kind of tell you what’s going on, but Dr. Hahn and Dr. Arellano are more in depth than any other dentist I’ve been to, and I never feel like I’m inconveniencing them by asking lots of questions. They’re careful to work with my insurance so that I get as much coverage as possible, and I never feel rushed at their office. Also, parking is easy, and the receptionist is very friendly too. All the way around, a good experience. I just wish I lived closer so the drive across town didn’t take forever.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Hands down the best dentist I’ve ever had. Thanks to a former co-worker’s recommendation, I’ve been in great care for the past 2 years. Like most, I am not a fan of dentists & the pain they seem to inflict on me, but Dr. Arellano is soooo goood. I usually brace myself every time I have to get a shot in the mouth, but just yesterday, he gave me the BEST SHOT EVER! He was elated that I told him too. It was super gentle. I asked if he changed his technique (not that the other shots were ever horrible… just not this good), but he just stated that different parts of the mouth require different levels of care due to sensitivity. In all other respects he is also awesome. And, his staff is amazingly nice & on point… Mei especially & I forget the dental assistant’s name that usually helps Dr. A (a young & very sweet Latina/White? chickadee). I also have Debbie as hygienist, and she is cool beans. She tells me how it is and what I need to do to make it better.

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  • Rating : 5
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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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  • Rating : 5
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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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  • Rating : 5
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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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  • Rating : 5
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    I’ve been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
    Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, “Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting.” I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I’ve had (beyond regular cleaning) It didn’t take too long and it didn’t feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy.
    I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that’s me, but this was the easiest work I’ve ever had done.
    So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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  • Rating : 5
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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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  • Rating : 5
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    I’m happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Leo Arellano. Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since the late 1980s, shortly after he established his practice, and I have relied on his expertise since then. He is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. Everyone who is part of his team represents the practice with a very high degree of professionalism and sincerity.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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  • Rating : 5
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    Even after moving to Oakland (and when I lived in Mountain View) I always return to SF to see Dr. Arellano. EVERYONE in the office is top notch!

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