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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People in San Francisco know the benefits of veneers for enhancing their teeth

People in San Francisco know the benefits of veneers for enhancing their teeth

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team love what they can do for their patients. Their talent, artistry, compassion, and training give them the ability to create positive changes in people’s smiles, making them happy and improving their self-esteem. Porcelain veneers treatment is a favorite among the dental team and patients because the smile transformation and ensuing delight are just a few weeks away.

There are numerous benefits to choosing porcelain veneers for smile enhancement:

  • Versatility – Rather than patients having different treatments to correct various dental flaws, porcelain veneers can address a variety of concerns. Misaligned teeth that are simply a cosmetic concern can be covered with veneers rather than waiting months to complete orthodontic treatment. Discolored teeth that do not respond well to a whitening treatment can be brightened with veneers. Minor chips and cracks can be addressed with a veneer rather than dental bonding or a crown.
  • Beauty – Porcelain is glassy, translucent, and refracts and reflects light, closely mimicking natural tooth enamel. The material is extremely hard, durable, and stain resistant, resulting in a lustrous smile for many years.
  • Easy Care – Porcelain veneer maintenance is simple. Veneers need the same care as natural teeth, brush and floss regularly, but make sure the toothpaste is non-abrasive. It is important to avoid habits such as using teeth to opening packages and bottles, and refrain from biting fingernails, chewing ice, or anything that exerts excessive force on the teeth.
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  • Conservative – Veneers are an ideal alternative to dental crowns in many cases, as they can change the color, shape, or size of teeth without the significant grinding down of tooth structure required for crown placement.
  • Healthy – Porcelain is biocompatible, so the veneers will not cause gum irritation or be rejected by the body. They protect teeth that have been affected by enamel loss or erosion, and restore some strength to fractured and chipped teeth. The best benefit of all – patients are so delighted with their new smile that they tend to take better care of it with improved oral hygiene and regular checkups.
  • Fast – Treatment can typically be completed in two to three weeks.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team of professionals offer a complimentary 15-minute consultation with the doctor. Call 415-881-4343 today, to get on the fast track to a winning smile.

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I’ve been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, “Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting.” I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I’ve had (beyond regular cleaning) It didn’t take too long and it didn’t feel uncomfortable getting it done.... More Reviews