Mexico is a popular destination for American and Canadians seeking affordable dental work. In fact, Texas and California boast several small border towns whose entire economies depend on dentistry. For some travelers, traveling to Mexico for dental work can save up to 70 percent of the costs in their home countries—and the idea of enjoying a tropical vacation in addition to receiving top-notch medical care can be very alluring.
Mexican dentists are renowned for their artistry as well as staying up on the latest technological advancements. For this article, we compared more than 50 clinics in Cancun, one of the most popular destinations for dental tourism. We recommend booking through Dental Departures, a robust directory featuring only the best and most prestigious dental practices in Mexico.
Blvd Kukulcan Km 11.5 (Plaza Flamingo)
Cancun Dental Specialists is one of the most popular practices in Cancun, and for good reason. With a small army of oral surgeons, restorative specialists, endodontists, periodontists, general dentists, and Master Technicians who handle complex lab cases, they boast hundreds of excellent reviews and their staff has extensive and impressive credentials. An on-site laboratory and bilingual staff allows specialists to work closely with the patient on crowns, veneers, implants, and dentures. Conveniently located in the Hotel Zone, Cancun Dental Specialists will pick you and up to three other people up at the airport and whisk you to your hotel—some patients even go straight to the clinic from the airport.
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12.7 Plaza Flamingo.
For customers looking for reassurance that their Mexican dental practice is up to the high level of care they are used to, Ocean Dental is a great choice. The practice is a member of the American Dental Association and has treated thousands of patients from the United States, Canada and many other countries. Staff is fluent in English. Ocean Dental is a complete dental practice offering everything from x-rays, implants, crowns and dentures to complete cosmetic smile makeovers. They also give free quotes and offer same-day crowns, veneers and bridges. Cleanings and exams are also free, and complimentary teeth whitening comes with most major procedures.
Pabellon Caribe, office 215 Av. Nichupté
Specializing in Periodontics and Implantology, Perio-Implants Cancun caters to clients who need dental implants and advanced treatment of gum diseases. The clinic uses titanium screws for their implants and their office boasts the latest technology. The clinic is operated by Dr. Leonardo Sierra Longega, who has written several scientific papers related to Periodontics and Implantology and often lectures in the United States, Mexico, Panama, and Ecuador. Besides dental implants, the Perio-Implants Cancun offers gingivectomy, gingivoplasty/gingivoplasty, bone grafts, mucogingival surgery, crown lengthening, hypersensitivity treatment, and treatment for halitosis (bad breath).
Blvd. Kukulkán Km 13, Torre La Europea
Located in the same building as both the United States and British consulates, this practice is in one of the safest areas in the city, and all treatment rooms face the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon. The team here is multilingual, and services offered include a comprehensive range of general and specialist dental care such as restorations, dental implants, whitening treatments, periodontics, root canals and more. The practice is led by the prestigious Professor Dr. Thomas Koty, an implantology specialist who opened his first practice in 1991 and subsequently founded several major clinics around the world. If he looks familiar, it’s because he’s also a widely published author and his Munich clinic was the setting of a popular reality television show.
Bonampak Ave, SM 3, MZ 8
Dental Design Studio takes a holistic approach to dental tourism, acknowledging the fact that you are traveling to save money, but that you probably also want to enjoy your vacation time. As such, they offer a wide range of services including dental implants, crowns, veneers, root canals, cosmetic procedures and more, and their in-house laboratory means they can complete procedures in a short amount of time. All the doctors at the Dental Design Studio are members of the American Dental Association, and the clinic invests heavily in the latest equipment and technologies.