Mexico has several cities whose economies centre around medical and dental tourism – and among the most popular is Los Algodones, aka “Molar City”.
Located 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona, the city has in recent years become the destination of choice for huge numbers of North Americans looking for affordable dental work. You can park in one of paid lots in Yuma and walk across the border with minimal hassles. Once on the Mexican side, you’ll be approached by medical tourism salespeople with flyers – but take our word for it: do your research in advance, as not all Los Algodones dental clinics are created equal. If you’re seeking a dentist in Los Algodones, we’ve compared more than 100 across the city below. We recommend booking through Bookimed, a directory featuring only the most reputable dental practices in Mexico.
Sani Dental Group
Sani employs more than 30 dentists in three Los Algodones locations. The clinic specialises in personalised treatment plans and also has their own on-site laboratories. They can provide dental implants, oral surgery, rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics and more. All employees are bilingual, and a translator is in the room at all times, if needed. Depending on how much your treatment plan costs, they may even provide free lodging. A free diagnostic exam is included.
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference, and Simply Dental pays attention to those details. Not only do they offer a wide array of services ranging from general dentistry to implantology and cosmetic work, they do it all in a spa-like environment with thoughtful touches such as aromatherapy and a stocked refreshment center. Led by Dr. Enrique Lopez Gaspar, clinicians have extensive experience of modern dental procedures and use the most up-to-date technology, materials, and techniques. The clinic offers free round-trip ground transportation, parking, Wi-FI and diagnostic exams.
Dental Solutions is particularly popular for its All-On-4 procedure, a technique that replaces missing teeth with a complete dental bridge, supported only with four titanium implants placed into the jawbone. The main difference between dental implants and this technique is that the latter requires only four implants to support the entire bridge. The clinic also offers online doctor consultation, rehabilitation sessions, interpreter services, phones and TVs in the room to help patients take their mind off the procedure they are undertaking. Private rooms are also available.
Confident Smile Studio
Located just north of the Nuevo Algodones district of Los Algodones, Confident Smile promises to do what it says on the tin – namely, send you away with renewed confidence in your smile thanks to their high-quality dental services. With a focus on international patients, the clinic has multi-lingual staff and offers affordable procedures performed by expert dentistry professionals including CT of the mandible, Crown Lengthening, Dental Crown Installation, and All-On-4 Dental Implants. They also provide consultations with a dentist, health insurance coordination, translation services, airport pickup, free WiFi, and an on-site café.
A single-specialty medical facility, Dential House offers high-quality and low-cost dentistry for patients from the US, Canada, the UK, and other countries. Procedures offered include CT of the mandible, Dental Crown Installation, Sinuslifting, All-On-4 Dental Implants, Bone Graft, with pricing said to be 3-4 times lower than in US clinics. Experienced and highly-skilled medical staff speak fluent English and Spanish. Othered notable services include online consultations, medical records transfers, translation services, airport pickup, and car hire. There’s also free WiFi at the clinic.