Mexico boasts several towns whose economies center around dental tourism. One of them is Nuevo Progreso, which is just across the border from Progreso, Texas. More than 100 dental offices—in addition to dozens of restaurants, bars, salons and shops where you can spend your down time—are packed into one five-block, bustling stretch near the international bridge.
For this article, we compared 40 clinics in Nuevo Progreso, 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.
Texas Dental Clinic
Av. Benito Juarez 119
All of the professionals Texas Dental Clinic are licensed by the Mexican Academy of Odontology, and use high quality dental materials imported from the United States and Europe. Treatments offered include dental cleaning, deep cleaning, fillings, extractions, root canals, Zirconium crowns, bridges, oral surgery, veneers, extreme makeovers, full dentures, partials, titanium dental implants, X-Rays, wisdom tooth extractions and Zoom whitening. Located just a half block south of the international bridge, the clinic provides free ground transportation service to and from the bridge parking lot to their offices or your hotel.
Benito Juarez 127-A
This well-established clinic, which has been in business for 18 years, is owned and operated by Dr. Xavier Aguirre. He holds certification from the American Dental Association and is also a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Aguirre specializes in implants and cosmetic procedures, but is also an expert in all aspects of general dentistry, including children’s and preventive treatments. The clinic is a two-minute walk from the international bridge.
America Dental Clinic
Av.Benito Juarez #110
Established in 2013, American Dental Clinic welcomes patients to its modern and airy environment. The clinic encourages people who live close enough to make the drive to Nuevo Progreso to visit for regular check-ups and preventive measures like cleanings and fillings. For those who need more in-depth services, they also offer extractions, crowns, veneers, dentures, root canals and laser teeth whitening. You can also be fitted for custom night guards here. The clinic accepts cash, credit cards and back transfers.
Dr. Luz Marely Garcia Alvarez
Ave. benito juarez plaza rio local#4
Before opening her practice in Nuevo Progreso, Dr. Alvarez practiced dentistry in Reynosa and Rio Bravo, Mexico. She prides herself on staying up-to-date with new technologies and techniques in order to deliver the best possible results to her clients. Dr. Alvarez believes strongly that “a strong tooth is a healthy tooth,” so she is passionate about teaching patients the practices of good oral health. In addition to cleaning and fillings, the clinic also offers root canals, implants, treatment for gum disease, dentures, veneers and crowns. The clinic offers free oral exams and crown/bridge removals and will even provide you with a local cell phone.
Progreso Smile Dental Center
Calle Reynosa &, Calle Coahuila Sur Altos
This family-owned operation provides a wide range of dental services to both local and international patients. The clinic prides itself on “good old-fashioned personal attention,” and it shows in their approach: combining the most up-to-date techniques and technology with personal attention and customization. From teeth cleaning to full mouth restorations, the clinic can treat all manner of dental issues in both children and adults. Services include treatment for periodontal (gum) disease, restorations, and cosmetic dentistry. Cash, traveler’s checks and credit cards are accepted.