With such a great and rewarding first time experience last year, I, as one of 7 supervising dentists for the UCSF Dental Team, traveled this year to Negril, Jamaica (September 7-13, 2013) where we provided dental services to 3 underserved communities around Negril. Read about our trip at
Leo Arellano, DDS
Even the constant blackouts did not deter our efforts to continue our care.
About Leo Arellano, DDS
After first working as a dental hygienist, I have been practicing general dentistry since 1984 with an emphasis on hygiene, prevention, and periodontal procedures including laser gum treatments (LANAP) and periodontal surgery. With this foundation, I have grown my practice to include cosmetic and dental implant procedures that rely on how the gums and bone support and esthetically frame the teeth and smile. Our mission is to help you become healthier because what we consider beautiful is based on what health looks like.
Interest in technology led to the use of laser in treating gum disease and the use of 3D cone beam CT in the treatment planning and placement of dental implants.
This led to the co-founding of Mobile CT Imaging, the west coast's first mobile service for dentists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and later to the merging with with an east coast company to form the largest mobile CT service nationwide.
ACCREDITATIONS, AWARDS, AND CREDENTIALS
UCLA (1974 - 1977); UCSF (1977 - 1979) » B.S. in Dental Hygiene
UCSF School of Dentistry (1979 - 1984) » Rated Top 10 Best Dental Schools in the nation - DDS Degree
Completed University of the Pacific School of Dentistry's Periodontic Study Club periodontal surgery courses (1991 - 1995)
Member: American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Member: American Dental Association
Member: California State Dental Association
Member: San Francisco County Dental Society
Board Member: Fisherman's Wharf Rotary Club (1999 - 2007)
Member: The Implant Team Study Club
Diamond Certified Rated (2005 - 2007)
Awarded "The 2010 Bay Area Top Doctors and Dentists Award" by Doctors Improving Healthcare in partnership with NBC Bay Area
Certified by the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry in the use of Nd:YAG laser in 2006
Licensed to perform Laser Periodontal Therapy using LANAP protocol
Co-Founder of Mobile CT Imaging » the 1st Mobile Dental CT X-ray company on the West Coast till operations were moved to the East Coast
Completed Dr. Peter Dawson's "Concept of Complete Dentistry" courses
Completed Dr. Frank Spear's "Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education" courses
Completed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's bone and soft tissue grafting courses
Rated "Exceptional Dental Office" by Tom Terry's Dental Compliance and Safety for "establishing and maintaining a patient safety standard that far exceeds government standards.
Green Business Bureau's Gold certification status.
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