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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What is Invisalign?

San Francisco Invisalign

It is no secret that wearing metal braces is not always a positive experience. From aesthetics to a painful jaw to watching what you eat, these type of braces can interfere in your everyday life. With Invisalign, these clear braces are unnoticeable giving you more reasons to smile, not to mention you can remove them when you eat so no more food gets stuck in your braces and you can eat what you want. Invisalign, the clear alternative, happens to be one of the greatest trends in dentistry today.

From teenagers to adults, when it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign has become the most popular choice for treatment. The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that are removable and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. These aligners fit snugly to your teeth, forcing them to gradually move. When the aligners are no longer snug, it means that it is time for a new aligner because your teeth have moved to where they need to be for the next stage. It will take approximately two weeks for your teeth to move, so about every two weeks you need to change your aligners. This process will continue until your teeth are straight. It is important that you wear your aligners daily and that they are put back in after eating and cleaning your teeth.

We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Although Invisalign is very convenient due to easy removal, it takes strong commitment to keep wearing them continuously as directed. If you do not wear your aligners as instructed by your dentist your treatment will not go as planned and your teeth will not move to where they need to be. Every person has different needs when it comes to straightening their teeth. You and your dentist will decide what type of treatment is best for you.

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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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