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What You Need To Know

About Getting Dental Work In Palomas, Mexico

Here’s A Quick Overview:

  • Americans have been getting quality dental work from dentists in Mexico for over twenty years.
  • You can save up to 80%—literally thousands of dollars if you need extensive dental work by getting treatment from affordable dentists in Mexico.
  • It is safe to travel to Mexico for dental work if you know how and where to go, and which dental clinics to use. Medical and dental tourism companies can help you make the right choice.
  • You can get pain-free, quality, affordable dental care from experienced and qualified dentists in Mexico, but you must be sure of their credentials and qualifications.
  • Dentists in Mexico use the same materials as US dentists.
  • At our Palomas dental clinics, you can get any procedure that is available in the US—dental crowns, root canals, dental implants, partial and full dentures, veneers,  cosmetic dental work, and more.
  • You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to travel to exotic locations such as Costa Rica or Cancun to get your dental work done. We can help you find affordable dentists at our Palomas dental clinics.
  • It is very easy to travel to Palomas, Mexico, where Beyond Borders Dental has approved dental clinics.  With our help and special discount programs, we can save you even more money on transportation, lodging, and other services such as eyeglasses and prescriptions. And you can save up to 80% with our Palomas dentists.
  • You will need a US Passport or equivalent.  See documentation.

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With Beyond Borders help and discount programs, we can save you even more money on transportation, lodging, and other services such as eyeglasses and prescriptions.

What To Expect When You Visit Our Dental Clinics In Palomas, Mexico

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dentist mexico Dental clinics in Palomas are simpler than dental offices in the US.  While equipment will be similar to an American dental office, Palomas dentists put much less emphasis on impressing patients with fancy furnishings in the waiting area.  Bathrooms are clean but modest, and furniture may show the wear of its many visits.

Dentists in Mexico, especially Palomas dentists, often do all of the work, as opposed to US dental clinics which rely heavily on dental assistants and other staff.  Keep in mind that Palomas, Mexico is a quiet town of less than 5,000 people, and is more reminiscent of a western town of the 1950’s than the large and frenetic cities of Juarez and Tijuana.  Although Americans have been coming to Palomas for affordable dental care for decades, the town is still relatively unknown.  But Beyond Borders Dental, the first dental tourism company to offer concierge service right to the dentist’s door, is changing that.  Now you can find an affordable dentist and receive the care you need without spending thousands of dollars.

The clinics in our program offer quality work from credentialed dentists.  We visit and monitor our clinics in Mexico regularly, and we continuously evaluate our dentists based on the reviews of our clients.

Our dentists in Mexico all speak English, although some are more fluent than others.  In any case, the office staff at our Palomas clinics always has someone available who speaks English, and there are no problems communicating your needs to our dentists.  Be sure to bring some things to read.  Phone service may be sketchy (check with your provider about service in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico or Columbus NM).  The offices have Wi-Fi, but internet can be spotty at times.

A day or so before you leave for your dental work in Mexico, we will send you an email update about the weather and suggestions for how to dress.  Palomas is very casual.  Since you will have paid for your services by credit card through Beyond Borders Dental, you don’t need (and we don’t recommend bringing) a lot of cash.  Most merchants take credit cards there, even though the Palomas dentists themselves often do not.

What About Travel?

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The cross-border town of Palomas is about a four hour drive from Albuquerque NM (270 miles) and about a five hour drive from Santa Fe NM (330 miles).  Keep in mind that you are receiving your dental work in Mexico, away from home.  When you submit your dental treatment plan and receive your price quote, you will be informed as to how many visits are necessary to complete your dental work.  If your services require more than one trip, there will be some additional costs to getting your dental work in Mexico done.  It could include transportation for additional visits, lodging costs (with our program discounts), and some meals.


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With our Dental Concierge Program, you are driven directly to Deming, NM the evening before your dental work in Mexico and will spend the night at our lodging partner in Deming.  The next morning you are shuttled by our van to the border and accompanied to your dental clinic for your services.

When you get our price quote those costs will be included.  When you are saving as much as $1000 per dental crown or root canal, and even more for dental implants or bridges, a few hundred dollars to come for a second visit is a small price to pay.  With our dental tourism concierge service, our van returns you to the service center in either Albuquerque or Santa Fe.  For a comparison of our two programs, click here.

Be sure to review the documentation that is necessary for your trip, and if you need to apply for a passport start here.

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I absolutely LOVE Beyond Borders! They saved me over $10,000 in dental care! My service was handled very professionally…”

— Lynn V., Santa Fe, New Mexico —

Why Dentists in Palomas?

We focus our programs on the dental clinics in Palomas, Mexico, because of the challenges of navigating travel to larger border communities such as Tijuana and Juarez that are targeted by other dental tourism companies.  These cities, with populations of well over a million people in each area, have histories of drug problems and violence, and are crowded and difficult to get through the border.  This contrasts sharply with Palomas, a town of only about 5,000 people.  Whereas you could face hours trying to cross the border in Tijuana or Juarez, Palomas has none of those issues.  You will cross the border into the simple downtown area, and our dental clinics are all within a few blocks.  If you are part of our Dental Concierge Program, we will accompany you across the border and right to your clinic.  If you book your dental work through our Self-Service Program, we will provide a simple map and instructions to your Palomas dental clinic.  All clinics are easy to get to.

While you are there you can take advantage of additional savings on eyeglasses, prescriptions, and gifts by shopping with merchants in our Palomas Partners program.  Your eye exam is free and you can save up to 60% – 70% on contacts, frames, and lenses, and the glasses can be completed the same day.  Prescription savings can be up to 80%, and a written prescription is usually unnecessary.  If you booked through the concierge program, you will receive special discount coupons from our Partners.

The founders of Beyond Borders were fortunate enough to meet the mayor of Palomas, Mexico, and to share with him their vision for bringing Americans to his city for affordable dental care.  We also discussed our commitment to the community of Palomas and our hope to help support the city with additional revenues while providing more jobs for Palomas residents.

See the official letter of welcome to Beyond Borders from the city of Palomas.

For even more information about your experience in Palomas and how our dental program in Mexico works, be sure to visit our FAQ’s.

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