Monday, September 21, 2015

THE MOST POPULAR MEXICO DENTAL TOURISM PLACES & TREATMENTS by the Board Certified Mexico Dentist Association.

MEXICO IS THE MOST POPULAR DENTAL TOURISM & VACATION DESTINATION IN THE WORLD - This article explores the best Mexican dental vacation places, procedures & prices

Photo: A Pacific Ocean sunset in popular dental vacation destination Puerto Vallarta 


     The vast majority of dental patients from the USA day-trip to Mexico border towns like Tijuana or Los Algodones for quick and affordable dentistry saving hundreds and often a couple of thousand dollars on procedures like crowns or a dental implant. 

Lets talk about Tijuana for a moment. Mexico's 2nd largest city is located downhill from 20 million Southern Californians  just across the border from San Diego. Thousand of patients from the US have visited Tijuana annually for the past 60 years or more. 

There are 2nd generation Tijuana dentists with 3rd generation dentists on the way with up to 95% of their patients being Americans with a sprinkling of Canadians who couldn't (or refused) to pay the extra $100 to continue flying to Cabo or Puerto Vallarta.

Patients who have extensive dental work to be done – oral restorations, cosmetic dental makeovers etc. which can easily take 1 to 2 weeks to complete often fly to see dentists in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta or Cancun where they can enjoy a world-class dental vacation. 

There are days between dental appointments which one can enjoy doing all the fun activities these places are famous for. Like staying in fabulous hotels, great dining, golf on ocean courses, dolphin shows, sports fishing and being towed by a speedboat 600' in the air hanging on to a parachute. 

The most popular Mexican dental VACATION destinations are the aforementioned Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Tijuana (stay and play in San Diego).  The most popular dental TRAVEL destination is a toss-up between Tijuana and Los Algodones south of Yuma Arizona.

The dusty little border town of Los Algodones across the border from Yuma is not the kind of place one would call a dental vacation destination. But it has received a lot of media in the US press for being a "Mecca" for low-cost dentistry – but all Mexico qualifies for that title. One would guess the writers of never having been 50 kms. south of the border let alone to Cabo, Cancun or Puerto Vallarta.

Photo: Los Algodones - Many dental clinics are located in what were once cantinas and brothels not too many years ago.  Today men dressed in scrubs hawk dental clinics on street corners instead of happy hour in the bars.