For many, traveling outside their country of residence may be difficult or stressful.
Now, when talking about traveling to another country to receive medical treatment, we know it might sound frightening.
If you aren't certain in doing so or even if you have doubts about the country you intend to visit, the following information will be extremely useful and will help you make an informed decision.
Nowadays hearing the term of Medical Tourism is very common, dental care is one of the top medical specialties that Americans and Canadians seek in foreign countries.
These tourists, also known as dental tourists, discovered that by traveling to Mexico to receive dental work they could save a lot of money.
Last year, more than 500,000 American citizens crossed borders to this country for dental work.
It is a fact that by visiting Mexico, patients can save up to 70% on dental work that is usually extremely expensive in their country of residence.
The ease of crossing the borders, lower prices, and quality care are among the reasons for visiting Mexico when considering traveling to receive dental work.
Continue reading the information below to gain a clearer understanding of what to expect when visiting Mexico for dental purposes. We're pretty sure will be very valuable!
When visiting Mexico for dental work expect to find:
1. Top Dental Clinics
Some of the best high-quality clinics are found in Mexican cities. For example, Los Algodones is commonly known by many as the dental capital of the world! When tourists visit Los Algodones they're amazed by the number of clinics in town as they’re over 300 dental clinics nowadays.
When Travelers arrive in Mexico, they can expect to find excellent clinics with all services in town for half the US costs. The quality of care is not compromised by the low prices. It is a matter of looking carefully at the standards of each clinic before making an appointment.
Nowadays where nearly all clinics have a website, anyone should be able to find about safety standards, certifications, and specific care protocols for patients. Remember to always check for past patients reviews when considering to visit a dental office.
Sometimes we think that the US is the best country when considering quality dental care and equipment, in some clinics of Los Algodones, it is even better!
Some people are in need of serious extensive work including implants, full mouth restorations, and oral surgeries.
When traveling to Mexico for a procedure, patients can expect to receive care by Dentists who have different specialties. Therefore, patients usually don’t have any problem to find a clinic with the work they need to recover their smile.
Among travelers who visit the city of Los Algodones, the common procedures are regular teeth cleanings, extractions, crowns, implants, root canals, and dentures. These procedures aren’t usually covered by their dental insurance back home, forcing patients to spend lots of money in one single treatment.
3. Bilingual staff and doctors
We know the importance of being able to communicate with the person who is performing the procedure. No one should feel restricted because of language when receiving medical treatment.
When patients visit Los Algodones they can expect to be able to communicate through all of their procedures.
As being a town devoted to tourists, almost every dentist is bilingual and prepared to answer any of your questions, especially during the consultation.
We always recommend asking these questions during the consultation with your dentist when considering dental work:
· Credentials and specialists
· Post-treatment offers and warranties
· If they’re a member of the ADA
· Material and equipment they use
· Least invasive option to treat the problem
· Risk and Benefits of dental work.
4. Affordable prices
Like mentioned before, many travel to Mexico to get quality dental work for an inexpensive price, which often turns out to be up to 70% less than what they would pay in the US when visiting the right place.
Compare prices for yourself:
At this point, many might be wondering how the low prices. First, education fees in Mexico are lower. Plus, the government subsidizes the education of many dental students.
In Mexico, there is no high-priced mandatory insurance for medical patients and institutions.
The lower operating costs, which referred to the expenses that are related to the operation of the clinic, are lower in Mexico than in other countries.
Also, labor costs are inferior to the compensations for the dental staff, reducing the overall cost for the patients.
In cities like Los Algodones, where there are many clinics, the competition encourages to set lower prices and still offer quality dental work to the patients.
But the truth is you cannot rely on that every clinic works with the highest standards of quality, especially when there are so many competing clinics.
So how do you know if you are visiting the right place for dental work that will meet your specific requirements?
It’s all about planning. Before making a decision that will change the appearance of your smile, when doing some research, take some time to compare destinations and clinics.
The best place for dental work
When thinking of having a dental procedure, the best place to visit is Los Algodones. We have already mentioned the city Los Algodones, but it’s important to know where exactly in Mexico is located.
The capital of dental tourism is known by many as the Molar city thanks to a large number of tourists that visit each year for dental health purposes.
Los Algodones is the northernmost town in Mexico. It is situated near the borders of both southeastern California and southwestern Arizona, making it very accessible for Americans citizens to leave their cars in the state and cross the border walking.
For those coming far away from, taking a plane to the nearest airports will be the best option. The nearest airport to Los Algodones is Yuma (YUM) Airport which is 13.6 km away from the Molar city.
Other nearby airports include San Diego (230.4 km) and Phoenix (PHX) (267.3 km), not as close as the Yuma Airport, bust still a good alternative.
Established since 1985, Sani Dental Group was one of the very first clinics in town. The clinic has grown from a 2-chair, one dentist office, to become the largest dental group in Los Algodones nowadays, with 38 chairs and two clinics in the Molar City.
It is very easy to get to any of the two locations from the border:
Sani Dental Group Platinum is the newest facility that offers the perfect blend of luxury and affordability. To get there, after crossing the border turn right on the first block which is "A Street".
Then, turn left on the next block which is "3rd Street". Then approximately 50 meters straight, almost at the end of the block is the clinic.
For many, Sani Dental Group Alamo with an on-site dental lab is the perfect fit. When you have crossed the border continue walking straight, without turning on any corners crossing two streets (“A” St. & “B” St.), then in the middle of the block you’ll find the clinic right next to MediPlaza.
Being treated at Sani Dental Group means being treated at a facility that works with the latest technology and dental equipment, patients can be confident they are in a place where they will be receiving the high-quality dental work they deserve.
The unique work process of the clinic is as important as the treatment provided. With an on-site laboratory that works only with first-class materials, the Dentist and Technician collaborate to determine the most appropriate way to carry out the treatment.
Dental Laser Technology.
Laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue, for example, tooth decay, whitening, and gum disease.
It becomes a cost-efficient procedure option for patients, as they may be less expensive because the laser treatment is usually completed in fewer sessions comparing to non-laser dental work.
More than 30 qualified dentists in one place
Sani dental group dentists have different specialties including oral and maxillofacial surgery, implantology, periodontics, endodontics, and a wide variety of dental treatments.
If patients are looking for simple dental care or require a more complex procedure, they can expect to have different doctors at their disposal ready to provide personalized care depending on their needs and that's exactly what happens when visiting Sani Dental Group.
The continuous learning by attending to different international and national courses during the year makes them qualified and updated with new techniques to work and therefore attend the patients better.
The prime concern for our doctors is to make the patient feel comfortable at all times. Their dental work is supported for up to 5 years of warranty on any dental work.
We are immensely proud to be part of different associations, which encourage us to continue working with high standards in every aspect of the patients' experience.
Both clinics have the same procedures and amazing prices. When patients are in need of extensive work, they choose to give dental tourism a chance due to their health insurance does not cover the cost of dental work.
When patients decide to visit Sani Dental Group, they are offered several payment options.
To take advantage of finance options, just ask your insurance company if they pay outside of the country where you reside and we will take care of all the paperwork.
The perfect place for a mini-vacation
Depending on each treatment, patients may need to stay for a few days to complete the dental work. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to get to know another country?
Los Algodones is the perfect place to get to know more about the beautiful country of Mexico.
When tourists decide to visit, they can expect to be in a calm city, taste a traditional Mexican dish, listen to some music, or simply relax in the best hotels in town.
As this town is completely dedicated to tourism, tourists get the chance to meet people from all over the globe and we promise every local is friendly and helpful.
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a bad experience, and we’re all about helping our patients to have the best time while they restore their smile.
We have a full team of patient coordinators that work every day to assist you through the whole process to make your visit as easiest as possible.
They can help to schedule an appointment at the clinic and also a shuttle service that picks our patients from the border or the nearest airport, plus this service is free!
We also have partnered with two hotels in town to make sure our patients can relax and enjoy their trip.
Cielito Lindo Hotel and Hacienda Los Algodones have all the accommodations patients may need during their visit for dental work.
Tourists are often impressed with the completely Mexican decoration of both hotels that makes these places very special. When they stay the night to get their treatment done, the warmth and coziness of the hotels make you feel just like home and enable a peaceful recovery.
These are a few but still great advantages that allow Sani Dental Group to rises above the competition in Los Algodones. Now that you know what to expect when visiting Mexico for dental work, we're confident some doubts where answered with all of the above information.
Give Mexico clinics a chance when considering Dental Tourism, recover your smile with the help of the best doctors in Mexico.
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