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Old 03-31-2020, 01:34 PM
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Did you stop at Regis Saloon, by chance?
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:41 PM
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How do you folks find these dentists in Nogales? Are they like in the US where they specialize, or jack of all trades? I realize some are large combined practices where one might do x-rays and fillings, and if you need a root canal or extraction or implants-- then that would be different dentists associated with that practice. Word of mouth or just look for big combined practice?

I ran across coyote dental that offers referrals and transport. Any thoughts on them/him?

I actually have something that is not an implant or root canal, and in the US would go see an oral surgeon for. Can wait until Covid19 is over with. Would prefer a trip to Southern AZ/ Nogales Mexico vs paying $6,000 in US.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:01 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The latest is that Mexico has closed its borders, and you can't even go over there for dental work or medications, but I just heard that, I haven't seen it in print.

My neighbors own a house in Puerto Penasco, the wife has been down there for 6 weeks, the husband went to visit his wife, and he had a helluva time getting back across the Border, and his wife, apparently, has to wait 30 days to return.

I'm just glad I made the trip when I did. I have enough meds now to last me thru the summer.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Default Border is not completely closed.

Border is not completely closed but mostly.

It's interesting to see the IAM actually do its job. Usually they just have a bored 20 something playing on cell phone not even looking up at the x ray monitor. But yesterday they actually had medical staff take my temperature and then the IAM guy wearing a mask actually checked me out. with a metal detector wand.

I had to go through yesterday for ESSENTIAL business. (I hate Mexico, but they require engineering support down there.) What has happened is Claudia Pavlovich Sonora's governor closed down all the factories to "all" workers. Some factories that produce parts for the US military are still producing on a limited basis.

I noticed most Mexicans are just going about daily life as normal. People are still dining in restaurants, the streets are still busy... which with no school or work, I don't really understand. Of course, OXXOs and SiXs are open people are congregating in large groups. I did see more people

I don't do medical stuff in Mexico so I can't comment on that. I can't trust them to build airplane components correctly so I wouldn't entrust them with health care. The town square when you first come was a ghost town. just 2 or 3 taxi drivers some beggars and a National Guard truck full of men with military grade weapons. I will say I did see a family come through. It's possible I bet to get into Sonora for dental care. I read the governors directive and all medical offices remained open.

The Mexicans are not really taking things serious (but neither are many parts of the US and world). To give you an idea. Mexico is still deeply religious. No one at the factory was wearing a mask. and I asked why aren't you wearing masks in close proximity. (I was wearing a mask.) The big boss, the guy in charge said "Confiamo en Dios" basically the AMLO line that he relies on God. They all shook their heads.
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Old 04-07-2020, 03:41 PM
Location: No Man's Land
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Not closed at all. Border wait times look normal at Customs and BP site.

It is closed in both directions (and US-Canada) to only NON-essential traffic. And this is Semana Santa...Holy Week, a week where MXNs normally visit family, go on vacation. There are many MXN families with relatives on BOTH sides of the border. They are asking more q.s about reason for visit (again, both directions).

Regardless, the US, MX and CDN will ALWAYS allow their own citizens to cross into the country of their citizenship.

Canadian citizens who drive to MX for the winter are returning and when the cross the MX-US border, the US BP are letting them cross, as well since they are heading to their home country. This I know based on several friends. I am currently residing at my Central MX home which hosts many CDNs for the winter.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:06 PM
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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I've had dental work done 4 times in Juarez, Mexico, since 2014. All the work was done very, very competently at about 1/7th the cost of U.S. dental work. I go to Washington Dental Clinic in Juarez. I live in Alamogordo, NM, and drive south 90 miles to the Sunland Park Mall in north El Paso. Of course I call first to make an appointment with WDC.

When I get to the Mall parking lot I park just south of Olive Garden in the large Mall parking area. I call WDC to let them know I'm at the Sunland Park Mall and their front desk girl calls one of their van drivers and they come pick me up. Heading across the border in to Mexico goes very quickly. WDC is located one block south of the border. Once there you get out and let the girls at the desk know who you are and when your appointment time is. Then they tell you to sit down and enjoy some cookies, coffee and/or regular or diet coke. TV is on.

The work is done eventually and it is done right. You will feel pain, remember, you're getting dental work done. Once they have more than 1 or 2 people ready to head back across to the U.S. they announce that their van is loading to take you back north to El Paso. That crossing is much slower but eventually you get driven back to your car at the Sunland Park Mall. At the border coming back in to the U.S. you'll need a driver's license with your picture ID (or a state-issued ID card with your picture on it) and a county-issued birth certificate. It goes flawlessly but you'll need to wear your favorite patience hat because the U.S. border patrol is much more comprehensive. Nevertheless, you'll eventually get through and back to your car.

And the antibiotics and pain pills the Mexican dentist writes prescriptions for are located in a shop right down the sidewalk from the dentist's office. So is the place where they make their crowns, dentures, etc. The pain pills and antibiotics totalled up to only $20. I can't say enough about how happy I am to have found them...I have teeth like a British person's. Remember Austin Power's movies? "All right, Vanessa, I've got bad teeth!"

Mexican doctor's I have not been to but I wouldn't hesitate to use them. BTW - Mexican dentists are rated #2 in the world behind #1 American dentists. Know part of the reason why that is? I'll tell you then. They clinically train with the American dentists.
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