Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take 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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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The many benefits of porcelain veneers for Daly City smiles

The many benefits of porcelain veneers for Daly City smiles

Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled team know how important it is for patients to feel and look their best. They offer a wide range of dentistry services to help people in San Francisco, Daly City, and across the Bay Area enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles.

Porcelain veneers are very popular because they are one of the most esthetic procedures available. They can transform imperfect teeth into a stunning smile in just two or three weeks. Beyond beauty, porcelain veneers offer many other benefits:

  • Strength – Porcelain is a durable, strong material, so teeth can continue to function as well or better than they did prior to treatment. Patients can still enjoy all of their favorite foods with just a little extra caution when eating chewy or hard foods such as caramel and nuts.
  • Durability – With proper care, veneers can last for one or two decades, even a lifetime in some cases. We provide detailed instructions for care, so patients can enjoy their beautiful smiles for many years.
  • Natural beauty – Porcelain is semi-translucent, and it closely mimics tooth enamel, refracting and reflecting light just as teeth do, for beautifully natural looking results.
  • Quick and simple – Dr. Arellano can usually complete the procedure in just two appointments following the consultation. The entire process causes minimal, if any, stress or discomfort.
  • Customized – The veneers are hand sculpted by a ceramist from impressions taken during the preparation visit. Each veneer is customized for the tooth it will cover. Patients can help choose the color of the veneers, ensuring satisfactory results.
  • Stain resistant – Unlike tooth enamel, porcelain is stain and chemical resistant. Patients can enjoy foods and beverages that normally stain teeth and still enjoy a bright smile.
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  • No downtime – Immediately following placement, patients can resume normal activities including eating their favorite foods.
  • Health benefits – Veneers can create uniformity among the teeth, improving the bite and reducing the risk of jaw discomfort. The strong porcelain covers the surface of the teeth, forming a protective outer layer and adding some strength to the teeth.
  • Versatility – Veneers can cover a number of flaws including pits, fractures, permanent discoloration, spaces, and slight misalignment.
  • Improved dental care – This benefit delights Dr. Arellano; most patients tend to improve their oral hygiene practices to protect their stunning new smiles.

Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment today. The doctor and his team welcome new patients from San Francisco, Daly City, and beyond.

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Fractured front tooth immediately after being repaired with bonding composite.

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I’m happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Leo Arellano. Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since the late 1980s, shortly after he established his practice, and I have relied on his expertise since then. He is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. Everyone who is part of his team represents the practice with a very high degree of professionalism and sincerity.

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