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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Finding the top oral surgeons in San Francisco, CA

top oral surgeons in San Francisco, CA

Oral surgery is a specialized form of dentistry that provides patients with treatment such as tooth extractions, dental implants, gum surgery, and more. Unlike general dentistry, patients typically don’t see an oral surgeon frequently or on a regular basis. Therefore, many patients are unsure about how to find the best oral surgeon when they need one.

Dr. Leo Arellano has treated countless patients in the San Francisco, CA, region. His practice provides nearly all dental services a patient will need, including dental implants. However, he does offer these tips to patients who must see an off-site oral surgeon.

  • Ask for referrals: Individuals turn to friends and family for recommendations on everything from nail salons to banks. Often the first step in finding a top oral surgeon will also be to ask around and get referrals from trusted friends who had a recent good experience. Patients can also ask their dentist if he has a recommendation. A dentist will know exactly what treatment is needed, which can help determine the best practice.
  • Consider location: The proximity of the oral surgeon’s office to the patient’s home or place of employment is important. Many oral surgery treatments require the patient to be under anesthesia and require someone else drive them home. Patients often prefer not to have a long commute home following an oral surgery procedure.
  • Schedule a consultation: Often the best way to select an oral surgeon is to visit the office. This will provide the patient with the ability to not only talk with the doctor, but also to meet the rest of the staff. Patients should use the time with the surgeon to ask any and all questions about their dental condition, the procedure, if there are other options to consider, potential side effects, and post-treatment care instructions. This will help the patient begin to develop a relationship with the oral surgery team.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment
Patients of Dr. Arellano who are searching for an oral surgeon are invited to call the office and ask for a recommendation. Not only can the dental team help find the right practice for the individual’s exact need, they may also be able to determine if the service could be provided by Dr. Arellano, giving patients peace of mind by having treatment provided by a dentist they already know and trust.