Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take 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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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Discover San Francisco cosmetic dental procedures provide by Dr. Leo Arellano

There are several factors affecting how you feel about yourself — the way you look being a very prominent one. Through the work we perform in our cosmetic dentistry practice, we have seen a complete turnaround in patients who have long struggled with not feeling confident due to the appearance of their smiles. While we place high priority on every patients’ overall oral health, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile and therefore offer a variety of treatments designed to correct or enhance the different cosmetic concerns that our patients have.

At our San Francisco cosmetic dental office, we can give you:

  • Straighter teeth without metal braces
  • A brilliant white smile
  • Quick and convenient repairs of damaged, discolored or misshapen teeth
  • A naturally healthy smile through dental implant technology
  • A return of confidence with a customized smile makeover
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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, but there are many options for every situation. Cosmetic dentistry has evolved over the years to include advanced treatments that address even stubborn dental concerns. Teeth whitening, for instance, is effective in many situations but may not be as effective for teeth stained by medications. In such an instance, the dental veneer may be the best treatment option. Working with your dentist to improve the esthetics of your smile is the best way to determine how to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Dental veneers are used not only to correct significantly discolored teeth, but they are also able to enhance the esthetics of a smile by covering one or more teeth that are misshapen, cracked, or slightly turned. Using porcelain, even a single tooth can be treated to give the patient the perfect look; there is no need to cover all visible teeth. Porcelain closely mimics the characteristics of natural tooth enamel. With its translucency and ability to refract light, a porcelain veneer will be indistinguishable from natural teeth, creating a uniformly dazzling smile.

We’re here to help you feel your best with a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us to see how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you!

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Severe gum recession with recurrent root decay and re-repairs of the filling remedied with a simple gum graft to cover the root, simplify oral hygiene, and make future repairs easier.

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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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