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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Some of the services that may be used for a smile makeover in San Francisco

Smile makeover in San Francisco by Dr. Leo Arellano

A beautiful smile radiates happiness, health, vitality, and warmth. People in San Francisco and around the world are realizing the social and emotional value of a beautiful, healthy smile, and they are seeking ways to enhance their oral health and beauty. A smile makeover can improve the functional and aesthetic aspects of the teeth and gums using a variety of restorative and cosmetic dental services.

  • Teeth Whitening – Whether done in an hour in the dental office, or over a couple of weeks at home, this is one of the most popular, fastest, and most affordable ways to enhance a smile.
  • Bonding and tooth colored fillings – Cosmetic resin fillings can repair decay without leaving dark spots on the teeth as amalgam fillings do. The bonding material can also be used to repair chips, close gaps between teeth, and improve misshapen teeth, among other uses.
  • Porcelain Veneers – This treatment alone can change the appearance of the smile by covering issues such as permanent discoloration, mild misalignment, misshapen teeth, flaws in the enamel, and more.
  • Bridges or dental implants – A gap in the smile from a missing tooth can ruin the appearance of the smile and increase the risk of serious issues such as misalignment and gum disease. A dental bridge or an implant topped with a porcelain crown can fill the gap and look just like a beautiful natural tooth.
  • Porcelain inlays or onlays – When a tooth has decay that is too extensive for a filling, an inlay or onlay can restore the function and beauty of the tooth without significant alteration of healthy tooth structure. When made of porcelain, the repair is virtually imperceptible from the natural tooth.
  • Crowns – A porcelain crown, which looks just like a natural tooth, can strengthen and protect a tooth damaged by trauma or decay, or it can be used cosmetically to cover a misshapen tooth.
  • Invisalign – Misalignment can be corrected discreetly without the adolescent, metal-mouth stigma of traditional braces. The crystal-clear, smooth, comfortable aligners are barely perceptible when worn.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team of professionals know that oral health is the foundation for a beautiful smile. They have restored the health and beauty of many smiles in San Francisco and across the state. Call 415-881-4343 today to schedule a consultation.

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Before and After Photos

A removable partial denture and failing remaining lower teeth replaced with a dental implant supported hybrid denture that is firmly retained by screws.

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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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