October 29, 2014 by Neil Walker
Low Cost but High Quality Dentistry
Low-cost dentistry abroad is not just confined to a two-week dental vacation in a luxurious beach resort. It is within the realms of possibility to regularly travel abroad for your dental care . Low cost, frequent flights to destinations around the globe make taking a city break combined with dental care a reality, and for business travelers who regularly visit cities abroad it is also a way of maintaining their dental health without the hassle of taking time off work, or trying to schedule an appointment in their home country.
For some patients, traveling to popular dental tourism destinations doesn’t even necessitate a flight as cross-border travel can be done by car, or on foot.
The phenomenon of traveling abroad to neighboring countries for affordable dental care is not a new one, but nowadays good transport links have made it a growing reality with whole industries to support the influx of visitors springing up in the frequently-traveled-to destinations. Two of our most popular city destinations are very different in terms of tourist attractions, but both offer their patients the same experience of affordable, high-quality dental care.
Why is low-cost medical and dental tourism growing?
The money brought into the healthcare system from medical and dental tourists is reinvested to produce better facilities, which in turn drives more patients with more money, which in turn is reinvested and so on and so forth. The resulting infrastructure is self-perpetuating, but there are additional benefits to the local economy – patients need somewhere to stay, to eat and to be entertained and so these additional sectors also grow.
A report on medical tourism by KPMG estimating some 1.5 million patients visited Thailand in 2009. Tourism figures for Thailand in 2009 are quoted as being around 14 million, so medical and dental tourism represents a significant value.
What cities are the most popular for low-cost dental care?
While Bangkok has attracted tourists on its own merits for many years, there is no doubt that low cost medical and dental tourism has contributed to its economy, simultaneously fuelling the rise of world-class healthcare facilities which put many of its Western counterparts to shame.
Healthcare providers are increasingly competitive, offering patients not just low-cost care but care that is of the highest standards. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities complete with on-site hotels, highly-skilled specialists and international accreditation are just some of the ways that demonstrate a clinic’s excellence. Thailand was the first country in Asia to receive a prestigious Joint Commission International accreditation, and now there are dozens located throughout the country.
Bangkok is not only one of the world’s most fascinating cities, but it also offers dental patients excellent facilities, clinical expertise and astounding savings on their dental care.
Los Algodones, Mexico
At the other end of the spectrum for low cost dentistry is Algodones – but only from outward appearances. Bangkok is a glamorous capital city, attracting serious investment from both the government and the corporate sector. Algodones is a colorful, dusty Mexican border town which has nonetheless managed to capitalize on its geographical location handsomely to establish itself as a Capital City of Dentistry.
For visitors from Southern Arizona in particular, it is a convenient location to travel to in the car. However, Algodones has attracted visitors from all over North America, particularly snowbirds and retirees from the North, who have sought some winter sun in its temperate climate, as well as savings on an array of goods and services, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
The population of Algodones is only around 5000 but there are around 900 dentists located here – testatment to the fact that it is a very popular place to come to for low cost dental care. While there may not be JCI accredited clinics lining the streets here (it is an expensive, time-consuming process which all but the largest hospitals can afford) there are many skilled and highly-qualified dentists who go the extra mile to ensure they provide affordable, but above all, good quality services to their patients.
Dental Departures has traveled the world finding high quality dental providers to create the number one resource for low cost dental care. Whether you visit one of our small sole practitioner clinics or one of our multi-disciplinary hospitals, or anything in between, you can be certain that you will be visiting a quality-checked dentist and with our best price guarantee will be receiving the lowest cost available for your dental care.
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May 30, 2013 by Paul C. McTaggart
Los Algodones is like no other place I have visited on the planet: within five square blocks there are 300+ Los Algodones dentists. Finding the best dentists in Los Algodones is a challenge even for someone like me who has been there 10 times over 3 years. It is pretty amazing to walk down the street and see dental clinic after dental clinic with a smattering of drug stores & optometrists in between. It is pretty normal to see 1 out of 20 people dressed in dental scrubs or uniforms on their way to/from their dental clinic.
One of the outstanding Los Algodones dentists I found amongst the 300+ dentists is Sani Dental Group. Sani Dental Group has probably the most popular and modern dental clinics in Algodones. Sani Dental Group prides itself on its 28 years of quality dental care: modern dental equipment, they operate their own lab with CAD-Cam technology and their staff are professional, fast & friendly. When you step into their two clinics: Sani Dental Group, Sani Dental Group-Platinum you would never guess that you are in Mexico. My entire family received their dental care at Sani Dental (my two daughters, my wife and me) and we were happy with the quality oral exam and cleanings.
I am not a huge shopper but another popular activity for American and Canadian snowbirds visiting Los Algodones is shopping. Shopping for Mexican souvenirs: hats, purses, belts, blankets, cigars, dolls, pottery, stained glass, ironwork, sculptures, paintings…Algodones has pretty much everything anyone would come to expect for authentic Mexico products.
One new trend that I noticed with Los Algodones dentists was the increasing number of dental clinics registered with the American Dental Association. One great example of the trend for Los Algodones dentists to be registered with the ADA is Bernal Dental Group. Bernal Dental Group proudly displays its ADA membership in the patient waiting room-a patient waiting room that could be anywhere in the United States or Canada. Bernal Dental Group’s waiting room has American pop music playing, the latest english magazines and an ultra-modern decor. The whole office is outfitted with modern dental equipment and I particularly liked the wood flooring throughout the clinic. Once you step inside Bernal Dental’s door you are offered an ice cold water, coffee or tea which sets the tone for the excellent service you will receive at their Los Algodones dental clinic.
I almost forgot the food! The street food in Los Algodones is just plain awesome: hands-down simple food made with love. Check out the photo above of my favorite taco stand – Manolo’s Tacos – a favorite of the dentists in Los Algodones (check out the dentist in the brown dental scrubs). Try the carne asada (beef) tacos with the spicy guacamole…yum, yum.
I stayed at the Hacienda Los Algodones several times when I visited Los Algodones dentists. It was right in the middle of Algodones and it was a quintesential Mexican hacienda complete with a courtyard that just begs for you to drink a nice cold cerveza. Another hotel I stayed at just 2 minutes drive north of Los Algodones (on the US side of the border) was the Quechan Casino and Resort: I was able to get a deluxe room for only $69 per night and the pool was perfect to unwind after a long day visiting Los Algodones dental clinics.
Over the past three years I have noticed Los Algodones dentists really improve the quality of their dental care & their dental facilities. It is exciting to visit all the new construction & renovation of dental clinics & dental labs in Algodones. I have no hesitation to recommend any one of my family or friends to visit any of Dental Departure’s dental clinics in Los Algodones.
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September 27, 2012 by Andrew
Algodones Dentist Recommendations
There are over 900 dentists and 300 dental clinics in Algodones. With so many dentists to choose from, how do you know who to trust? We’ve made it easy for you by doing the research. We only work with clinics that meet our strict quality standards, and all our clinics in Algodones have been background checked and inspected on-site. We have records of clinic licenses, check for complaints with dental & consumer boards, interview the staff, check sterilization techniques, speak with current patients, and ask for clinic records.
Clinica Integral Rubio
As anywhere, there are excellent clinics in Algodones, and some that are very basic and our clinics are the best. Thousands of our patients have visited one of our offices, and you can read reviews about their experiences on each clinic page on Dental Departures. Many of our patients have had some life-changing experiences; they were never able to afford the quality of dental care they needed at home, but were able to afford a healthy, confident smile by visiting one of our offices in Algodones.
The quality of care at our clinics is very good, and just as good or better than what you would receive at home. The savings are outstanding as well, and you can expect to pay about 70% less than you would for your dental care at home. Since there are so many clinics, the price competition is strong with clinics competing for patients, so the cost of dental care in Algodones is even less than it would be in places such as Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, or Tijuana.
For example, a standard dental crown costs about $1,200 in the US or Canada, and average about $200 in Algodones.
If you have any questions about your dental care in Algodones, we are always happy to help! Our experienced patient care staff is available to answer questions, provide you with travel information, and help with anything you need as you consider a visit. Our service is free, and we guarantee you low prices at all of our offices.
You can see clinic photos, read our patients reviews, seee dentist information, get a free quote, and schedule an appointment online – all for free.
Check out all our clinics in Algodones here!
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