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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Dr. Leo Arellano practices biomimetic dentistry, focusing on the long-term survival of the natural tooth. With his advanced knowledge and conservative treatments, patients are able to retain their natural teeth longer, ideally, for a lifetime. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to save a tooth, and when one is lost, replacement is essential. Missing teeth can have a devastating effect on several levels.

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The traditional options to replace missing teeth are partial dentures and dental bridges, both of which rely on the teeth next to the gap for support. This places additional stress on the anchor teeth when chewing. Additionally, dental bridges require significant reduction of the adjacent teeth to accommodate the crowns that support the replacement tooth. Furthermore, dental bridges require special care to clean under them with a floss threader. Dental implants are standalone restorations. Because they provide the same stimulation to the jawbone that natural teeth do, they prevent the bone loss that is inherent with missing teeth

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Missing teeth, endodontic disease, and periodontal disease can have a negative effect on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Periodontal disease has been linked to serious medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Dental implants replace the roots of teeth and the crowns or bridges on top replace the visible part of teeth, making them the only complete restorations for missing teeth. The reduced risk of oral damage and disease, improved ability to eat and digest healthy foods, and restored esthetics promote a healthier mouth, a healthier body, and improved self-esteem.

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