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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Advantages of porcelain dental veneers in Daly City, CA

dvantages of porcelain dental veneers in Daly City, CA

Dental veneers are increasingly becoming a popular option for patients in Daly City, CA. Veneers can be used to cover teeth that are misshaped, yellowed, out of alignment, cracked, or broken. The procedure involves several trips to a trusted and trained dentist; however, the process ends with a bright and confident smile.

Unlike crowns, dental veneers don’t require extensive shaping or removal of the tooth’s enamel. Therefore, this treatment is a great option for patients who only want to make minor changes to their smile. Patients have two veneer options — those made of a composite resin or those made of porcelain. While resin veneers will be a little bit thinner, the porcelain veneers provide a more natural appearance because of the way they reflect light.

Dental veneers have several other advantages including the following:

  • In most cases, patients do not have irritation from porcelain.
  • The veneers can be custom-made, in shape and color, to give patients a completely unique and natural-looking smile. For patients who want to brighten their smile, the veneers can be created in a whiter shade than the original teeth.
  • While dental veneers are incredibly thin, once bonded to the teeth they are extremely strong.
  • Caring for dental veneers requires no additional daily steps or activities. Brushing and flossing every day are important to keeping the veneers looking great and the teeth healthy. Patients are advised to avoid biting into hard items such as ice or chewing on pens because the veneers can chip or crack, just like the natural teeth.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Patients who want to improve their smile are encouraged to call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano, General and Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation. Dr. Arellano will meet with the patient to discuss the changes he or she wishes to achieve along with the person’s dental health, lifestyle, and budget considerations. Then, he can help the patient determine the best way to achieve the results he wants. In some cases, dental veneers are the best option, however, Dr. Arellano provides a full suite of cosmetic dentistry services.

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Before and After Photos

Crowded teeth and failing root canal tooth needing extraction corrected with Invisalign®, bleaching, and dental implant.

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What our patients are saying...

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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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