My husband and I are thinking of going to Algodones for dental work. We had been there before, but for minor work, like cleanings. However, we will need more complex work done, including crowns and possibly root canal. We are nervous about having this kind of work done in Mexico, and would like some feedback in that regard, and possibly a recomendation about which dentist to use. Thanks.
We use Dr Marquez for all of our dental work and are very satisfied. I had a 3 crown bridge done last time and am completely happy with his work and prices. Just click on the "services" tab on his website and you will see what it will cost you.
Bob & Betsy(FishNFanatic) - USN Aviation Ret'd '78 & LEO Ret'd '03 & "Oath Keeper Forever" '05 HR Endeavor 40PRQ, 400 Cummins-Pulling our '11 Silverado LT, Ex Cab 6.2L NHT 4x4, w/2010 Rzr or 09 Polaris snomobile in back. Where the wheels are stopped today
There are over 300 dentists in a 4 block area at Algodones. They must be doing something right to have enough customers to keep them all in business.
The dentist we use does not take people coming in off the street, only working with past customers and recommendations do I can't help you. I would suggest you go to one who does not have someone out on the street trying to hand you his/her card.
No chance here! I'll stick with my USA dentist and I have heard how cheap and in some cases how good of a job they do but not gonna happen with me. I just has a crown it cost me a couple hundred after insurance and I was 10 min. From
Forest River Cardinal 362bhs 2006
2005 Chevy duramax dually 4x4 crew cab,Ultra Goliath wheels with Nitto Dura Grapplers and Banks exhaust.
DW and I plus about 25 other couples we rendezvoused every year in Yuma went to this particular dentist. Husband and wife team. Studied in Mexico, did 8 years intern in California. Moved to Mexico mainly because of insurance cost. Really super couple, professional, sterile atmosphere. Highly recommend them
Retired SMCM(MDV) USN 30 years
3 'Nam Tours
As of 11/04 Full-Timing with:
2003 Gulfstream Friendship, Quad slide
1 lovely wife
and 1 sassy Bichon
I don't even know where Algo... MX is - if it's in Mexico - FORGET-A-BOUT-IT. If you need work done on your teeth / gums... suck it up and pay for a ADA Certified USA Dentist! Between DRUG CARTELS, KIDNAPPINGS, KILLINGS, UNKNOWN DENTAL STANDARDS, SHYSTERS, .... I guess I'm just getting cautious in my old age -
Wow, a couple of posts with some serious attitude. It must be nice to have dental insurance or unlimited funds but what do you expect the rest of us to do when we need dental work? Do we simply do without and learn to gum our food or do we as one poster suggested and "suck it up" and pay the outrageous fees charged here. Of course that will generate another problem in that there won't be much money left to buy food, medications, electricity, gas etc..
The truth is dental care you typically receive in Mexico is no better or worse than the care you get in the US. They utilize the same training, equipment and procedures just like dentists all over the world. No boys and girls, the US is not the only country on earth where quality dentistry is available.
I’m going to visit my mother today and I’m going to ask her who they used to see when her and my dad would get their dental work done there.
I remember how our family dentist here in the Seattle area who my dad (now deceased) visited told him he couldn’t rebuild a partial anymore for some reason and my dad would require thousands of $$$ in surgery to repair. He found a “well qualified” U.S. trained female doctor of dentistry in Algodones who built him a new partial for hundreds, not thousands, and he never had a single issue with it.
My mother also two years ago had new dentures made there and likewise saved huge amounts over her out of pocket cost here at home in the NW. Her care was great and she required only one follow up to make an adjustment for her new teeth.
I myself have insurance since I’m still working, but I do get to Yuma frequently on business and pop over the border to purchase “Omeprazol” which is an over the counter 24 hour acid blocker like “Prilosec” is and since OTC isn’t covered by my insurance I save huge. I can purchase enough for a year what it cost for just over a month worth at home, and the quality is fine with me. I’ll edit or update when I get the name later today. Hans
Dr. Sadot Alberto Esquer Hernandez
De Handas Plaza, Los Algodones, B.C.
Local 2 Tel: (658) 517-72-48
He goes by Dr. Sandy to Americans, and I looked at Mom’s receipt for her new dentures. She was charged 4792.00 pesos ($450.00), two years ago, so prices will no doubt be higher now. I read lower in this thread how 2oldman said “I've also seen dentures done there. Some of them look ridiculous as they look too perfect and don't fit well”. I can tell you my mother’s teeth look real, not perfect and the coloring is what you expect for woman in her late 70’s. She and my late father have nothing but good to say about their experiences in Algandones.
* This post was
edited 04/01/12 10:08am by HJGyswyt *