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Old 06-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Dental work in Mexico

I'm planning to see about having fairly extensive dental work in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. I know that this is a pretty common thing for those who winter in the Rio Grande Valley, so I'm sure I can get some good advice here. For instance, is it reasonable to just walk into a clinic for an evaluation, or will I need an appointment? How long should I plan for implants, etc? If you have first hand experience with any of this, or reliable information from others who have done this, please respond. Thanks!

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No personel experience but many RV TYPES do head to sone Mexican towns on the border for dental work. Sems to be about 10% the IS fees.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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Dental work in Mexico

It has been previously discussed here often. Here's a link to some of the threads.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Mexi...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #4
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My dentist, DDS and friend of over 3 decades was recently recounting his experience in Mexico while on vacation in Mexico with his dad.

His dad was confronted with a problem that required emergency intervention. Finding a local dentist, he accompanied his dad for treatment. Upon arriving at the dental 'office', they were escorted to the dental chair in the back yard. After shooing away all the chickens in the back yard, the Mexican 'dentist' now had a chair available and ready to accommodate needs. The only aspect of the adventure I would like to know, is who did the actual dental work!!
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I am opposed to unlicensed dentist putting something in my bones that could kill me. Or using no sterile equipment can we say diseases that can't be cured. Now on the other hand I'm just as opposed of American licensed dentist by the ADA and putting made in Mexico or china or were ever it's not regulated what it is made of. The moral to this is you will get what you at for.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:34 PM   #6
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I went in March 2014 and had two root canals and two post by Dr Hector Gonzales in Dr Alor's office
and 26 teeth capped by Dr Julio Alor...My wife had hers done in 2005 by Dr Mustre... My caps are not individual caps but more like
8 bridges my wives are single except for two bridges...Make sure you ask how yours will be done...A lot of the dentists take July off...We never had a problem offices very clean and business like...

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Ask where and how your teeth will be made????? Bridges or Individual
teeth???
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #8
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You can research all the dental clinics along the Mexican border online.

There are many places in the world where comparable healthcare can be obtained. The English flock to Budapest on cheap budget air carriers on weekends in what they call "medical tourism." Cannot get their own national healthcare procedures promptly scheduled, so they pay out of pocket elsewhere.

There are many good dentists along the U.S. border that have great facilities and training.
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Prices are not what they once were. Seems now to be more like 35-50% of US. That's as of 2 months ago.
We call for appointments - especially in winter but try to get dental done in the summer (over night lab work which may take up to a week in winter).
Our DDS is Eduardo Flores of the Apple Clinic and located in a courtyard IMMEDIATELY on the left after crossing the bridge. His clinic is immaculate and he speaks better English than I do (lives in Mercedes, TX).
956-246-4100 or www.drfloresdds.com
We're on the SW side of Austin - note you are north.
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I have lots of experience with a dentist in Los Algodones. His office is clean, uses sterilized equipment, and everyone speaks English.

If you send me a private message, I'll send you the journal from my first trip in 2006.

Just be sure you get references. Do not do what Stan Birch's dentist friend did: go to ANY dentist thinking that all Mexican dentists are the same. Just like in the states or Canada, there are good dentists and bad dentists.

Stan, I would stop going to a dentist who actually allowed his Dad to see ANY dentist with a dental chair in the back yard.

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Dr Abdul Iniguez. Los Algadones.
$20,000 worth of work in US. $3600 in Algodones.
Dr Iniguez is busy, and next door to 2 others that are not, and for good reasons.
All staff trained in US. Professional. Painless. Clean. Sterile. 3 days, done!

http://algodones.mx/detalle.php?Clav...-ABDUL-INIGUEZ
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Dr Abdul Iniguez. Los Algadones.
$20,000 worth of work in US. $3600 in Algodones.
Dr Iniguez is busy, and next door to 2 others that are not, and for good reasons.
All staff trained in US. Professional. Painless. Clean. Sterile. 3 days, done!

AI DR. ABDUL INIGUEZ in Algodones Algodones mexico algodones Los Algodones dentists, General Dentistry and Specialists We offer complete dental services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics and dent
NOTE: The OP is going to S. Texas (Progresso), Not Yuma
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NOTE: The OP is going to S. Texas (Progresso), Not Yuma

Knew that. Just wanted to point out a good place.
No cows in Algodones.
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Two comments on things we have heard from a personal friend and my dentist. The friend had a bridge done in Mexico. Don't know by who. It has fallen apart several times. My local dentist says he does a good business fixing work done in Mexico. He says in is not so much the skill of the dentists work that is the problem but the very low quality mostly imported cheap material that is used.

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