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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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San Francisco dentist makes porcelain veneers process quick and easy

San Francisco dentist makes porcelain veneers process quick and easy

Porcelain veneers treatment is the fastest and easiest way to enjoy a beautiful new smile in just a few weeks. San Francisco dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, and his talented team can make smile dreams come true for many patients, in just three appointments – consultation, preparation, and placement.

Consultation

The doctor considers this the most important of the three appointments because he uses this appointment to accomplish a number of things.

  • Dr. Arellano has an in-depth discussion with patients to understand their ultimate goals for their smiles. Patients are welcome to bring in photos reflecting the look they are hoping to achieve.
  • The doctor will explain what the treatment can, and cannot, accomplish, because realistic expectations are crucial to satisfaction with the outcome.
  • He reviews the patients’ medical and dental history to ensure they are good candidates for porcelain veneers.
  • He performs a careful examination to ensure the gums and teeth are healthy. If he discovers any concerns, they may need to be treated before the process can begin.
  • Photos and x-rays are taken, if necessary.

Preparation

During this appointment, the shade of the veneers will be chosen if it wasn’t done during the consultation. The doctor will prepare the teeth by shaving off a minimal amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. This will help the veneers look and feel natural rather than bulky. Sometimes, “no-prep” veneers may be appropriate. Impressions are taken of the prepared teeth. The impressions, color choice, and other pertinent information will be sent to a skilled ceramist who will create the veneers. If needed, temporary resin veneers will be placed on the prepared teeth to protect them until the final ones are ready.

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Placement

When patients return for placement, the temporary resin veneers are removed and the final ones are tried in. The doctor will check to make sure that they fit properly and that they feel and look natural. If necessary, the doctor can hand sculpt them for a more precise fit, and the color can be adjusted by tinting the bonding cement, if needed. Once both dentist and patient are satisfied with the color and fit of the veneers, they are durably cemented in place. The veneers are polished to a lustrous glow and delighted patients leave the office with a stunning new smile.

Call 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment to get on the fast track to a beautiful new smile. Our office is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118

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We’ve gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he’s done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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