Mexico has several cities whose economies center around medical and dental tourism. Perhaps the best known is Los Algodones, also known as “Molar City.” Located 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona, it is a popular destination for Americans and Canadians looking for affordable dental work.
Los Algodones has more dentist offices per capita than any other city in the world. You can park in one of many paid lots and walk across the border crossing with minimal hassles. Once on the Mexican side, you’ll be approached by salespeople with flyers trying to attract you to their respective employers. But take our word for it: do your research in advance. Not all Los Algodones dental establishments are created equal. For this article, we compared more than 115 dental clinics in Los Algodones. We recommend booking through Dental Departures, a robust directory featuring only the best and most prestigious dental practices in Mexico.
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Sani employs more than 30 dentists in three Los Algodones locations. With so many highly trained dentists on staff, the clinic specializes in personalized 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.
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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.
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This state-of-the-art facility features English-speaking dentists and adheres to strict sterilization procedures and guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association (ADA). The process starts with a free consultation and oral examination, after which clinicians help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan within your budget. Services include general and cosmetic dentistry (cleaning, examinations, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers), root canals, orthodontics and dental implants.
Specializing in dental implants, endodontics, reconstructive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, Guadalajara Dental Clinic has treated thousands of patients from North America. The clinic manufactures its own implants, veneers, crowns and dentures at an on-site laboratory, which means minimal waiting time and a cohesive experience. The talented and experienced staff works closely with patients to determine the best treatment plan for their aesthetic and financial goals. The clinic also offers several perks including free airport and ground transportation, free Wi-Fi, and a free diagnostic exam complete with x-rays.
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The philosophy at Castle Dental is simple: provide specialized, expert dental services at a cost-effective price. Dr. Arturo Beltran Castillo and his team aim to make the dental tourism experience as painless as possible—their first priority is healthy teeth and gums, but they are artists as well. New patients receive a free diagnostic exam and services include general, restorative and cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns, root canals, and periodontal treatments. Free Wi-FI is available in the clinic and they also work with local hotels to secure discounts for patients.