July 31, 2012 6:04 pm

Nuevo Progreso dentists are bringing smiles to Americans

Neuvo Progress Dentist -Gallegos Dental ClinicNuevo Progreso dentists are seeing an increasing amount of Americans visit their clinics.  American dental patients are visiting the over 300 dental clinics in Nuevo Progreso Mexico to get a better value for their dental care vs. the United States.

Nuevo Progreso dentists are remodeling their clinics to support the increase in American dental patients.  Dental clinics in Nuevo Progress are starting to mirror their American counterparts north of the border by adding modern dental equipment and posting everything in English from the magazines to patient education.

The Brownsville Herald‘s investigative reporter Martha Hernandez conducted a detailed investigation on the increasing trend for American patients to visit Nuevo Progresso, Mexico for dental care.  Ms. Hernandez’s investigation uncovered a March 31, 2012 Journal of Medical Anthropology report by Assistant anthropology professor Dr. Matthew Dalstrom.  Dr. Dalstrom’s report details the extent of Americans visiting Nuevo Progreso for dental care.

The major concerns of patients considering visiting Nuevo Progreso for dental care are:  1) Nuevo Progreso dentists do not speak English 2) Mexican drug violence  3) Travelling to Mexico is an unknown travel experience.  The report goes on to find that dental patients visiting Nuevo Progreso are surprised by the level of English spoken by the dental clinics and have found Nuevo Progreso to be extremely safe from any violence.

Nuevo Progreso, Mexico dentists street view

One interesting fact uncovered by the Brownsville Herald investigation was that a large majority of patients visiting Nuevo Progreso dentists claim their Mexican dental treatment with their  US dental insurance.  In fact, almost 30% of patients come to Nuevo Progreso dental clinics with their dental insurance claim forms which are then completed by the clinic’s staff.

American dental patients have been visiting Nuevo Progreso dentists for 20+ years to get a better value for their dental dollar.  Nuevo Progreso has transformed itself from a sleepy town with dusty roads to a town that brings new smiles to happy American visitors.



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