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Old 11-29-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Maybe 10-20 years ago this would be viable, but I am certain that dentists in other countries are aware now and raising their prices for the breadknots across the border that come into their offices.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande
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I just wanted to put my two cents in about dental work and other things in Mexico. I use Dr. Jorge Cruz in Los Algodones. He does really good work, his office is clean and uncrowded and I pay 1/10th what I would pay in the US. I think the phone number for the dentist is 866 852 3562. I also found a good Vet for my dog in Mexico. I was going to have to pay big dollars in the US for a hernia surgery (around $2,000+) but in Los Algodones and San Luis there are a couple of good vets. One took care of my dogs hernia surgery for $175. Now THATS a deal.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Maybe 10-20 years ago this would be viable, but I am certain that dentists in other countries are aware now and raising their prices for the breadknots across the border that come into their offices.
They don't have to, they have much lower expenses because they don't have 10 million miles of red tape and insurance headaches to deal with...
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:31 AM
 
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Never….

It may be my American jingoism showing - but unless I'm on my death bed (or need a very basic quick fix to tide me over) ….I'm not volunteering for any kind of medical care abroad ….ANYwhere abroad if I can help it.

if it's not an emergency it can wait. I see no need to deal with possible language or procedural or quality issues.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Colleyville
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I have NEVER seen any high quality dentistry out of Mexico, esp if we are talking about border towns. I am in TX and have been a hygienist for 17 years.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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I have NEVER seen any high quality dentistry out of Mexico, esp if we are talking about border towns. I am in TX and have been a hygienist for 17 years.
There's a surprise.

I had an estimate for dental work in the US that topped $15k.

I got the work done in Algodones for $2k.

"low quality"? I dunno - it's held up for several years without a problem,

It certainly looks better than my previously rotten teeth,

doesn't hurt & didn't empty my retirement plan.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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mathjak107 and Hemlock140,

If you've had to re-do your dental implants and you keep having to re-visit your dentist, I'd change dentists. I'm a dentist and never have my patients had to come back because of a rejection.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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mathjak107 and Hemlock140,

If you've had to re-do your dental implants and you keep having to re-visit your dentist, I'd change dentists. I'm a dentist and never have my patients had to come back because of a rejection.
You've never had any patients with rejections? Maybe you haven't done enough but it's clearly a stated risk with the procedures and it's bound to occur given enough opportunities
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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I have NEVER seen any high quality dentistry out of Mexico, esp if we are talking about border towns. I am in TX and have been a hygienist for 17 years.
biased a little ?
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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I've probably had more dental work than that of the combined responders to the OP. Many implants, gum surgeries, all kinds of restorations, etc. and I've spent a ton of money it. No way would I venture beyond my local area for this kind of work given the repeat planned and unplanned visits to the various specialists involved.
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