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Dental Tourism Mexico

How We Began

It’s no accident that the principals in Beyond Borders Dental got involved with cross-border dental tourism. The founders of the company have over twenty years’ experience in tourism and have developed several large businesses which seek to help people and communities.

We first heard about receiving dental care outside the U.S. when a friend needed about $10,000 worth of dental work she couldn’t afford. Her own local dentist suggested an agency that referred her to a dental clinic in Costa Rica. While the care was excellent, the costs and time to travel to Costa Rica were a separate challenge.

When the founders of Beyond Borders Dental needed $6000 worth of dental care, they began researching various options to save on quality care much closer to home. They were referred by friends in southern New Mexico to a dentist on the Mexico border. That resulted in getting four dental crowns done at a dental office in Mexico for a total of $920, a savings of over $5000. After one visit to Mexico for dental care, they knew they had to spread the word. There is no need to put off needed dental treatment because of the cost. This was the start of Beyond Borders Dental.

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 to 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 apply ethical principles to make a significant difference for socially-conscious dentistry. 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 contact through continued follow-up, helping you navigate through the entire process.

Meet Our Team

Terri Heeter
President & Co-Founder

Terri has over two decades of experience as a travel consultant and was the founder of 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 also 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 as well as 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 is the winner of the National Blue Chip Enterprise Award for business from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, having been selected from over 700 businesses. He has employed over 1000 people in his business activities and been a consultant to dozens of businesses. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has founded and built a number of successful businesses, developed over $10 million in luxury real estate, and was a pioneer in bringing residential mortgage financing for Americans to Mexico. He also holds national and international patents in the pharmaceutical industry and was the developer of a new type of pharmaceutical capsule. His company was sold to one of the world’s largest capsule manufacturers in 1997. Currently, he is a managing partner in a precious metals recovery company and serves on the board of other companies. 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.

Barry Poplaw, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Poplaw has joined our board of directors as the Medical Advisor for Beyond Borders Dental. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and serves as VP of Medical Affairs at Schumacher Clinical Partners. He is also an attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center and has affiliations with Bethesda Hospital East and Sterling Emergency Services of Miami Beach PA.

Dr. Poplaw is the founder and CEO of All Sea Medical, LLC, a company which provides medical and dental services to maritime seafarers traveling internationally, with locations in the U.S., Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

During the COVID-19 challenges, Dr. Poplaw’s contributions are especially valuable to our dental patients who choose to travel to Mexico. He provides the following services for our patients:

  • Participates in case evaluations for our dental patients, and reviews any underlying medical conditions prior to treatment
  • Oversees the operations of the dental staff in our Cozumel office
  • Supervises regular COVID-19 virus testing for the dental staff
  • Keeps our staff up to date on the COVID-19 virus and creates travel guidelines for our patients to ensure safe travel

Why Use Our Services

The founders of Beyond Borders Dental have over twenty years of international experience in tourism and have built successful businesses in a variety of industries. In addition, the company has expertise in developing medical tourism businesses and understands the wide-ranging issues in helping people find affordable health and dental services outside the United States.

Our company was founded because of our own experience in saving thousands of dollars on dental treatment in Mexico, and we are committed to making quality, affordable dental care in Mexico available to as many people as possible. We also endeavor to give our clients all of the information needed to make decisions about their dental needs and to make it as easy and comfortable as possible to receive dental care in Mexico through Beyond Borders Dental. And, there’s no additional cost for your dental treatment booking through us. Dentists in our program compensate us directly.

Beyond Borders Dental has a thorough, four-point clinic evaluation process which includes site visits to our Mexico dentists and clinics and continuous monitoring of the experience of our patients. We keep you informed about the latest developments in cross-border dental tourism and provide everything you need to know for your trip.

  1. Build our dental tourism business on integrity, accurate information, and uncompromising service to provide dental services in Mexico to Americans.
  2. Educate Americans to 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.

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