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Old 12-14-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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We want to get some dental work done in Mexico since we don't have dental insurance and can't afford the rates that U.S. dentists charge. We would appreciate information about English speaking dentists in Nogales, Mexico.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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We want to get some dental work done in Mexico since we don't have dental insurance and can't afford the rates that U.S. dentists charge. We would appreciate information about English speaking dentists in Nogales, Mexico.
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:23 AM   #3
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Be careful.

Don't look for bargains in health care or parachutes.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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drfife, you obviously have had extensive personal experience with Mexican dentists. I would welcome specific information.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:06 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sycamore:
...drfife, you obviously have had extensive personal experience with Mexican dentists. I would welcome specific information... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm an American dentist in Dallas, Texas.

I've had the unfortunate opportunity to repair previous treatment delivered by dentists in Mexico.

Like I said, be very careful.

Good luck...
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:27 AM   #6
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drfife, thanks for your information. As I said earlier, I can no longer afford the price of dental care, or prescription drugs, on this side of the border. It works out to be either no dental care or try to find a reliable source in Mexico.

Sometimes, we do what we have to do rather than what we want to do.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:32 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sycamore:
...Sometimes, we do what we have to do rather than what we want to do... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sycamore:

Basic dental care is affordable by the majority of US population. The more extravagant and optional treatment is more expensive.

I'm amazed at RVers in general. They will buy a $200+ motorhome or a $50+K towable with a $40K+ tow vehicle and then claim they are destitute.

Rv'ing is recreational and optional. Taking care of your body is a requirement for good health.

Sycamore, my comments are not directed at you or intended as a flame, just my personal observations. Your situation may well be different, if so do not take offense.

Like I said in my original reply:
"Be careful.

Don't look for bargains in health care or parachutes.'


Good luck with whatever you decide.
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drfife - This post started out as simply a request for information concerning dentists in Nogales, Mexico. Geez, my motives are my own and I don't have to defend them. If you don't have constructive information that's fine with me. I didn't ask for advice as to whether or not going to a dentist in Mexico was a good idea. When you start paying my bills, then you can start making my decisions for me.

As for your other comments about expensive rigs and extravagant lifestyles, they were not appropriate. Yes, some people do have the means by which to live in that fashion. Some of us live in very basic rigs because we can't afford the expensive motorhome, toad, and the house on the lake. The RV lifestyle can be very inexpensive at the basic level.

Life deals people different hands to play. Some have better hands than others. It doesn't mean that one group is better that the other. At our final destination, we will all be the same.
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:28 AM   #9
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I went to Dr. Parr in Algodones near Yuma about 5yrs ago. I know others that have had good work there. I had my teeth pulled and dentures made for $800 compared to $3K here.
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I won't question your comment about affordable dental work here but I think what I had done is pretty basic. Yes I agree "BE CAREFULL".
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:57 AM   #10
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CD, thanks for your info on Dr. Parr in Algodones. It may well be a good idea to go to Algodones rather that Nogales as I have had several reccomendations for dentists in that area.

I would be careful in obtaining medical and dental treatment regardless of whether in Mexico or the U.S.. There are unqualified providers in both countries.
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No offense,but
I think drfife was giving you good advice and trying to put things in perspective,wether it applied to you or not.I like the fact that a legit Dentist posts here.When you ask for advice you pretty much gotta prepare for the advice ,no matter if it's what you want to hear or not.Just my 2 cents.BTW I am in pretty much the same shoes,no insurance and in need of a lot of dental work.I do a little at a time,pay it off and do more work.My Dentist is great that way,he knows how it is out there and takes care of his patients
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Old 12-19-2004, 03:49 AM   #12
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Please re-read my initial post. I asked for INFORMATION - not ADVICE. These are not the same thing! Information can be very valuable. Advice is usually worthless.

I would like to withdraw the original post. Administrator - please delete it immediately. I will not make this mistake again.
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:59 AM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sycamore:
I would like to withdraw the original post. Administrator - please delete it immediately. I will not make this mistake again. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Keep your shirt on. When you post a question along these lines you might normally expect to receive a few opinions since this question really is a lightning rod.

On the other hand if you wait long enough someone will come across with the information you're looking for. All things come to those who wait.
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I did a Google search on your question and found this: http://www.faqfarm.com/Health/Dental/43093
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