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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Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Nearly everyone has heard the expression “winning-smile”, and with the focus on appearance in society today that expression may be literally true. It is well known that beauty provides many advantages to individuals. A person’s appearance can influence other people’s perception of them. Studies have found that attractive people demonstrated more positive traits and behaviors than unattractive people did.

These advantages affect professional lives as well. MSNBC and Elle magazine conducted a survey that found employees describe attractive bosses as collaborative, competent, and good delegators, whereas unattractive bosses were mistrusted and suspected of unethical advancement. Porcelain veneers can provide patients with the power of a beautiful smile.

Dr. Leo Arellano can correct a number of cosmetic dental flaws with porcelain veneers with astounding esthetic results.

  • Discoloration or stains that will not respond to teeth whitening, typically due to certain medications, excess fluoride in childhood, trauma, or root canal therapy, may be masked.
  • Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth can be covered by a veneer unless the tooth is structurally weakened.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.
  • The appearance of misshapen teeth can be adjusted.
  • Slightly rotated teeth can be made to appear straight.
  • An uneven smile due to genetics or wear can be corrected.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

The first step in smile enhancement is for the patient to visit Dr. Arellano for a consultation. It is recommended that patients bring photos or magazine clippings to show the doctor the type of smile they want. Some people prefer the dazzling, brilliant white, perfectly symmetrical movie star smile. Others want a smile with subtle nuances for a more natural look. It is important for the doctor to know what result the patient is envisioning.

A thorough examination is conducted to ensure the patient is in good oral health. If any issues are discovered, they may need to be treated before veneers can be placed. It is recommended that patients have their teeth cleaned and whitened prior to veneer placement to ensure accurate color choice for the porcelain. The process for a smile makeover with porcelain veneers typically requires two dental visits after the initial consultation about two to three weeks apart.

Dr. Arellano has created many winning smiles in the San Francisco Bay area. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment.

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Old Bonding and Chipped Tooth Repaired With Porcelain Restorations

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Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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