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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October 23, 2014 by Neil Walker
Save up to 70% on your Dental Care – Photo Credit: 401kcalculator.org
Nearly everyone knows you can save plenty of money by having your dentistry in Mexico, but if you plan it right there are a few simple ways of leaving even more cash in your pocket. Here’s how:
1: Compare prices with Dental Departures. We have hundreds of dentists listed throughout Mexico so you can search by procedure and/or by location to find the most favourable costs. Of course, it is not only the cost you might want to take into consideration, but also dentist qualifications, clinic facilities and patient reviews. Our verified clinics have all this information freely available, equipping you with everything you need in order to get the best dental care in Mexico.
2: Save yourself from any nasty surprises with your bill and get a free quote for your dental care with Dental Departures. Our website gives prices from each dental clinic, but if you want more than one procedure done we can arrange a free quote for you at the clinic of your choice.
3: Mexico is a popular holiday destination, not just for North Americans but for travellers from all over the world. Avoiding peak season and holiday times will usually mean you can find better deals on accommodation and travel, saving you more on the overall cost of your dental care. Peak times may vary nationally, although Christmas, New Year and Easter are generally busy wherever you go. You should also look out for local festivals or events which may mean it is busier than usual when local prices for accommodation may be at a premium.
4: If you do have insurance check with your provider to see if they cover for ‘out-of-network’ expenses. If they do you will be able to have your dental care in Mexico, which means your insurance cover will go a lot further than it would at home. For example, a root canal procedure including crown at home will cost upwards of $2,000, but in Mexico you can get it done for less than $300. The only downside is that dentists in Mexico cannot bill your insurance company directly, so you will have to pay them directly, and reclaim from your insurance company when you return home.
5: If your medical and dental expenses are greater than 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) you may be eligible to claim tax relief on tax deductions for medical (and dental) expenses. Qualifying expenses also include your spouse and dependents – and other deductibles, such as travel or accommodation.
6: Book with Dental Departures and you will find many exclusive discounts, such as money-off your dental treatment or free and discounted hotel accommodation. Furthermore, we will always give you the best prices when you book with us – guaranteed.
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June 2, 2014 by Christian Parra
How much do Canadians pay for their dental Implants?
The Dental Implant cost in Canada is $4,266 CAD vs the dental implant cost in Mexico of $1,313 CAD, Thailand of $1,898 CAD and Costa Rica of $1,523 CAD. On average American patients can save up to 70% on their dental implants by visiting a dentist in Mexico (save 69%), Costa Rica (save 64%) and Thailand (save 56 %).
Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental implants cost in Canada vs Dental Implants Cost in Mexico, Thailand and Costa Rica. The research was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Mexico and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.
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March 11, 2014 by Christian Parra
How much do Canadians pay for their dental Implants?
The Dental Crown cost in Canada is $1,105 CAD vs the dental crowns cost in Mexico of $221 CAD, Thailand of $278 CAD and Costa Rica of $387 CAD. On average American patients can save up to 80% on their dental crowns by visiting a dentist in Mexico (save 80%), Costa Rica (save 65%) and Thailand (save 75 %).
Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental crowns cost in Canada vs Dental Crowns Cost in Mexico, Thailand and Costa Rica. The research was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Mexico and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.
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January 22, 2014 by Christian Parra
How much do Americans pay for their dental Implants?
The Dental Implant cost in the United States is $3,900 USD vs the dental implant cost in Mexico of $1,700 USD, Thailand $1900 and Costa Rica $1800. On average American patients can save up to 70% on their dental implants by visiting a dentist in Mexico (save 57%), Thailand (save 51 %) and Costa Rica (save 54%).
Dental Departures has put together an infographic on dental implants cost in the Unite States vs. Dental Implants Cost in Mexico, Thailand and Costa Rica. The research was compiled from information gathered from public & private dental sources in Mexico and prices from Dental Departure’s global clinics.
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September 5, 2012 by Andrew
Mexico Dentist Prices – Save 50-70% on your dental care and find a dentist you can trust!
Compare the prices at our clinics to the average costs in the US or Canada.
Have you heard that dental care in Mexico is a fraction of the cost back home, but don’t know where to begin to find out the cost? We have simplified the process and made it easy for you. All our dental clinics in Mexico have complete, transparent price lists gathered on Dental Departures in one easy-to-use site. Our dental clinics are thoroughly vetted by us, and we guarantee that the prices our dentists in Mexico charge are the lowest you will see. Mexico is an incredible country with picturesque vacation resorts and vibrant, modern cities. Its proximity to the US makes it an ideal place for your dental treatment, either as a day-tripper or as a vacationer. Experience for yourself the fantastic savings you can make on outstanding dental care in Mexico.
Good quality dental care in Mexico offers tremendous savings of between 50-70% on the same procedures in the United States and Canada. Take a look at our individual clinic pages, which give you a price comparison of what each dental procedure undertaken at that clinic charges, and what you would pay at home. You will also find guidelines on how long each procedure takes to complete. As a typical example, the cost of a crown at Ocean Dental in Cancun starts at $350 compared to an average cost of $1,150 in the US or Canada. The quality and materials are the same as back home. Another place you might want to consider is Los Algodones, Mexico, so click <a hred=”http://www.dentaldepartures.com/dentists/mexico/algodones/”>Algodones dentist</a> if it is more convenient for you.
Click on the links below to see all of our dental clinics in Mexico with details of full prices, clinic photos, maps, real patient reviews etc. We also offer free quotes and online appointment scheduling 24 hours a day. Our service is free, and we are happy to help you find a great dentist in Mexico for your care!
Contact us any time for a free quote! Our Mexico coordinator (Andrew) will be happy to help walk you through the process as you consider your dental care in Mexico.
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July 8, 2012 by Paul C. McTaggart
Save 70% on your dental implants in Mexico! You see Mexico dental implant savings like these bantered around the internet regarding Mexican dentistry . Are they true: in a word yes! You really do get the same quality dental implants in Mexico (materials and labor) for a fraction of the price you would pay at home.
If you do a quick search for dental implants in Mexico on Dental Departures you will find a wide variety of dental implants prices some less than 70% savings and some greater than a 70% savings over visiting a dentist down the street. When you average out the savings of all the Mexico dental implant costs you will arrive at a figure very close to a 70% savings.
We have just added a really interesting feature to determine the cost savings of global dental care: we call it ‘What you Pay at Home’. For dental implants in Mexico you can see that the average cost you would pay at home would be $3,900 USD. At Sani Dental Group you will pay $1,200 USD for your dental implant in Algodones, Mexico (a 69% savings) or $1,799 USD for your dental implants at Dental Spana in Tijuana, Mexico (a 54% savings).
How do we come up with the price you would pay for dental implants at home? The dental implants cost at home looks to be a pretty simple number to calculate but there is actually quite a bit of work behind the scenes! What we do is gather the cost of dental implants from a wide variety of sources from around the globe (public, private, government) and create an average global price which you see here as $3,800 USD for a dental implant. We compare this global dental implant price to the price you will pay for a dental implant in Mexico and ‘Voila!’ you have a way to see your savings immediately!
We have a saying here ‘it is very easy to make something confusing but it is very hard to make something simple’. We hope that when you search for dental implants in Mexico on Dental Departures we make it easy for you to see the savings. There are few things in life where you can really see a 70% savings without compromising quality…dental implants in Mexico live up to this promise.
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