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). 
From cantinas to cavities

But it gets worse - especially in the smaller Mexican border towns like Los Algodones, Nuevo Progreso etc. There you can find clinics which prey on desperate US and Canadian dental patients operated often by illegal alien unlicensed dentists from Central America, the USA (really), dental school drop-outs and dental technicians playing dentist.

You will also find fine some looking clinics operated by absentee dentists, businessmen and American Insurance companies, employing young Mexican dental school grads doing (attempting) specialist work. They work for minimal wages being too poor to open their own clinic. And spend all day working on patients learning as they go. 


May God protect you if you get one of those nice young Mexican dentists learning root canals in a discount dental clinic. 

For the Spanish impaired, here's how to say "OUCH!" in Spanish: "Aaaay! Madre de Dios! Cuidado pinche' dentista!!"

Interestingly, space rental being a premium in these towns, many clinics are in former cantinas and brothels. Same horse, just painted a different color some might say. 

The Mexican government shut 20% of the clinics in several border towns some years ago. But the dentist commandos came right back. There's too much easy money not to.

Here's the rotten tooth about online dental broker agencies.

What about all those new dental tourism agencies with clever names like WhateverDentist or DentureAdventures.com.  Denture Adventures? 

El problema - 

Online dental tourism agencies accept any dentist’s listing who pays their fees whether they are a general dentist inaccurately calling themselves a “specialist” (liars) or real bonafide certified specialists. You don’t know what kind of dental work you are going to get in these clinics. 

If you are going to visit Mexico for advanced dentistry like crowns, bridges, implants, makeovers etc. - the only way to be sure that the dentist isn't in over his/her head and using you to practice root canals or oral surgery on is to find a board certified dentist. 

Board certified dentists have 2-4 extra years in specialist college and have been tested and accredited by a specialist board. They are less than 1% of the dentists in Mexico. And typically cost the same as general dentists in Mexico. Finding one is the challenge.

Don’t be discouraged and give up on taking that Mexican dental vacation for here’s the way to get an affordable root canal with a margarita chaser.. 


Contact the Board Certified Mexico Dentist Association and let them find you the right dentist for your specific needs in the dental vacation destination of your dreams.  

Their patient advisers (includes nurses and doctors) prepare estimates, referrals, arrange gratis ground transportation, answer questions about visas, dentists resumes and are there for you through the entire process. And without additional cost to you. 

They offer a level of professional personal assistance that the commercial online dental tourism agencies do not. 

Contacts for Free estimates & referrals:

Board Certified Mexico Dentist Org – Board Certified dentists in Mexico’s major cities and popular dental tourist locales - Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Tijuana, Los Algodones & others

Certified Dentists Internationale’ Board Certified Dentists in Mexico, Costa Rica, Asia & elsewhere – Recently affiliated with BCMD above and share many board certified dentists.

About Mexican Dentists.com Mexico Dentist Guide by retired US dentist Dr. Nelson Henry DMD


The Best to all of you!

By David Mandich 
Health Care Tourism Writer
Dental Tourism News Today

Contact David Mandich at:

email: www.angelswrote@gmail.com





Re-posted with permission of author David Mandich and  Dental Tourism News Today.  This article  may be republished as long as all original authorship and links remain. 

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