Tuesday, August 4, 2015

HOW TO FIND THE BEST DENTISTS IN MEXICO by the Board Certified Mexico Dentist Association

Mexico Dental tourism patients don't have to accept 2nd best! 

By Dental Tourism Mexico, Health Care Travel Writer David Mandich

Cabo San Lucas Bay from Pedregal by David Mandich 

You have probably heard by now that one can get dentistry in Mexico at substantial savings. Real savings of 50-70% with dentists using the same materials and equipment ordered from the same international dental supply catalogs as your own dentist back home buys from. 

But what about the quality of the dentistry in Mexico?

In Mexico quality is problematic and here’s why. General dentists in Mexico untrained in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canals etc. can legally attempt advanced dental procedures by practicing on unsuspecting patients.

This situation is the result of less consumer protection laws. It used to be the same situation in the US and Canada decades ago.  But the Mexican government does not get in the way of any general dentists in Mexico who want to learn advanced dentistry the old-fashioned way – by trial and error on their patients (that’s you and me). 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


What is this pano thing my dentist wants?

Your dentist just asked you for a pano and if you are like most patients, you don't know a pano from pantyhose. And no, it's not some kind of French bread.  We've all had film or digital x-rays taken at least once in our lives, but many patients are unaware of the importance of having a strange new x-ray (since 1985) casually referred to by dentists as a pano. 

Panoramic radiographs (aka or tomographic x-ray) show an ear to ear 180 degree view of the patient’s jaws and all the teeth as well as much of the head and neck anatomy. 

The machine used is different than the standard x-ray unit as the patient generally stands while the x-ray unit travels on a semi-circular track around the patient’s head.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dental Tourism Caution Advisory by Board Certified Dentists Internationale'

Board Certified Dentists Internationale tells how dental tourists can avoid their dental implants going sideways after their dental vacation. 

By Sandra Jamala

Dental tourism today faces new challenges according to Ms. Carla Helena Sanchez the new Director of Certified Dentists Internationale.

“The expanding dental tourism industry is in danger of getting a black eye with many dental tourism websites and dental travel brokers promoting any dentist who is willing to pay their annual membership fees. The dentist membership fees can cost $1,500us or more per year and generate much valued high treatment patients for dentists in developing nations. 

The website dental broker agencies cannot possibly screen the credentials of the 1,000’s of dentists some agencies claim to list.  Consumers are often getting shoddy work from general dentists anxious to bag lucrative treatments by misrepresenting their qualifications to unsuspecting dental tourists. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015


The Best Mexico Dental Tourism, Dental Makeovers, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implant and Full-Mouth Oral Restoration in Mexico - Mexico dental prices, Mexico dentist reviews

Reposted by Dr. Nelson Henry DMD with permission from the Board Certified Mexico Dental Association                                                                                                             

Dental terminology can often be confusing to the patient – especially so when ad agencies, and consumer health protection laws in different countries are involved.

Dental Makeover is a general term which is often loosely used to describe either cosmetic dentistry or major work such as a full-mouth oral restoration.

Cosmetic Dentistry encompasses procedures such as crowns, veneers, gum contouring, bondings, inlays, onlays, bridges and plates and even implantology.

Note: Implants are surgery and should only be performed by an oral surgeon or prosthodontist. In the US this in normally the case. However, in Mexico, general dentists can attend an implant manufacturer’s quickie weekend course or worse – a 2 hour dental convention seminar and thereafter call themselves implant specialists.