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Meet Our Team | Our Mission | Our Commitment

Beyond Borders Dental was established based on personal experience of saving thousands of dollars on dental treatment in Mexico. Our mission is to extend this affordable and quality dental care to as many people as possible. We are committed to providing our patients with all the necessary information to make informed decisions about their dental needs and to make the process of receiving dental care in Mexico as easy and comfortable as possible through our referral services.

With our expertise in medical tourism and understanding of the challenges of accessing affordable health and dental services outside the United States, we are well-equipped to provide comprehensive services to our clients. The principals of Beyond Borders Dental have over twenty years of experience in tourism and have developed several large businesses aimed at helping communities.

Our involvement in cross-border dental tourism was not accidental. We first learned about the benefits of receiving dental care outside the U.S. from a friend who needed $10,000 worth of dental work she couldn’t afford. After researching various options to save on quality care, we discovered a dentist on the Mexico border who provided excellent care at a fraction of the cost.

This personal experience led us to start Beyond Borders Dental. Our goal is to make high-quality dental care in Mexico accessible and affordable to everyone. We offer comprehensive services, including scheduling appointments, local transportation, and accommodations. We partner only with trusted dental offices in Mexico to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of care.

Our Mission

To offer a human touch that assures we’re here to attend to your dental needs, no matter what. To help you decide on the best treatment choices to promote and invest in your total well-being within your budget. We accept personal accountability for our services and consistently strive to provide the best experience. Our dedicated team collaborates to realize a shared vision of affordable, uncompromising excellence in dentistry. We’re passionately committed to the most ethical customer service from initial phone or internet introduction through continued follow-up.

We Strive To

  1. Build our dental tourism business on integrity, accurate information, and uncompromising service to provide dental services in Mexico to Americans.
  2. Educate Americans on more affordable choices for dental concerns so that those needing extensive treatment can afford to have them.
  3. Support and strengthen the communities in Mexico through economic activity, education, and support programs by providing employment opportunities, direct financial contributions, and community service projects.

Our Commitment

We’re a client-centered service committed to providing you with current and accurate information on dental care options available to you so that you can make an informed choice. We treat each client with dignity, respect, and kindness. We provide our clients with affordable oral healthcare and wellness. We’re passionately committed to the most ethical customer service—taking care of all the details from the initial contact, through continued follow-up, and helping you navigate the entire process.

Meet Our Team

Terri Heeter
President & Co-Founder

Terri has over two decades of experience as a travel consultant and founded Egypt Online Adventures. Her tourism company, which began in 1994, was a pioneer in developing the Red Sea as a diving destination worldwide. As the company grew, she established relationships with tour companies throughout Egypt to help provide tour services to clients from the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia, and other areas. Terri is an experienced internet marketer and systems analyst and holds two degrees in business management and computer engineering. She has held positions as a Business Development/Marketing Specialist, Business Analyst, Systems Engineer, and Project Manager, with international work in private and government agencies and non-profit organizations. “When I learned about affordable dental services in Mexico, I was immediately interested, and after going for my own dental services, I knew that this would be an opportunity to give back to others.”

Ralph Grosswald
CEO & Co-Founder

Ralph won the National Blue Chip Enterprise Award for business from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, selected from over 700 businesses. He has employed over 1000 people in his business activities and has been a consultant to dozens of businesses. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has built several successful businesses, developed over $10 million in luxury real estate, and brought residential mortgage financing for Americans to Mexico. He also held national and international patents in the pharmaceutical industry and developed a new pharmaceutical capsule. He sold his company manufacturers in 1997. Currently, he is a managing partner in a precious metals recovery company and serves on the board of other companies. In addition, he is a managing partner of Beyond Borders Dental. Ralph has personal experience as a patient receiving dental services in Mexico and is committed to helping the local community.

Ryleigh Aguilar, EDDA
Patient Care Administrator

Originally from North Dakota, Ryleigh moved to Colorado during high school and has since dedicated her career to helping people in the dental field. As an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Ryleigh has over ten years of experience working in dental assistance, witnessing firsthand the transformative impact of quality dental care and the apprehension that many people feel when visiting the dentist.

Motivated by her passion for compassionate patient care, Ryleigh joined Beyond Borders Dental to help patients find affordable and trustworthy dental treatment. With a calming demeanor and genuine empathy, Ryleigh listens to patients’ concerns and works to make their appointments as stress-free and positive as possible.

Her dedication to her profession and passion for dentistry makes her a valuable asset to the Beyond Borders Dental team.

Melissa Masters
Patient Care Administrator

Melissa Graduated from IU School of Dentistry with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2001. She has worked in pediatrics, oral surgeries, general dentistry, implants, periodontics, and public health. In 2015 she founded Dental CE Masters, an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of continuing education for dental professionals. Currently, Melissa runs her education company, works part-time in a private dental practice in Colorado, and helps connect people looking for affordable dental care with talented dentists in Mexico with Beyond Borders Dental.

Cari Griffo, RDH, BSW
Communications and Industry Liaison

Cari’s compassion for the difficulties one can face in accessing dental care is derived from her wide range of working and volunteering in both private and nonprofit sectors. Cari believes contributing to BBD is one way she can help expand oral health options and create more possibilities for receiving dental care.

Dental Offices
Patient Care Coordinators

Last but not least, in addition to our U.S.-based Administrative team, we have wonderful, highly professional, and experienced Patient Care Coordinators in each of the dental offices.

Lori is in the Juárez office; Iliana is in the Los Algondones office; Kevin is in the Mexicali office; Luis is in the Tijuana office; Arlette is in the San José del Cabo office; Andrea and Itzel are in the Cancun office; Karen is in the Playa del Carmen/Cozumel office.

These wonderful people are our direct contacts who keep us posted every day on our patients in their offices. They all speak English fluently!

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Longmont, CO 80504 Phone 1-505-738-7770 Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MT
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