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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San Francisco patients ask, “Will I need surgery to correct my sleep apnea?”

Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco explains whether you need a surgery to correct your sleep apnea

Does it feel like you never get a good night of sleep? When the alarm goes off, do you wonder if you’ve slept at all? For years doctors have told us that restful sleep is critical to your health and wellness. However, for some patients, sleepless nights are not caused by a challenging day at work, it’s caused by sleep apnea, a common condition that can affect your sleep.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes patients to stop breathing when they sleep. These episodes of not breathing can last for more than 10 seconds and can happen over and over, up to 90 times each hour. Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, gasping for air that may wake you up, waking up with a dry throat and mouth, and unexplained headaches.

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may wonder if you’ll need surgery or a machine used every night to address it. Getting treatment for sleep apnea is critical. During a sleep apnea episode, oxygen flow to the brain stops, which can lead to further medical problems. While surgery or a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine can be prescribed, many patients look for another option as surgery can be frightening and the CPAP machine can be uncomfortable and cumbersome.

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

Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco has helped many patients find relief from sleep apnea without an awkward machine or surgery. Instead, he fits the patient for an oral appliance, like that of a sports mouth guard, to wear while sleeping. The mouth appliance shifts the jaw, which prevents the tongue from covering up the airway.

For more information, call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano to schedule an appointment. Our team is expertly trained and dedicated to helping our patients achieve the best dental, and overall, health care.

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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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