Beyond Borders was a featured story in this week’s Santa Fe New Mexican. The article titled, ” Easing Cross-Border Dental Care”, highlighted Beyond Borders Dental Concierge Program which shuttles patients from Santa Fe and Albuquerque to Palomas, Mexico for their dental treatment.
The article featured stories of local residents who sought to save on dental care in Mexico by using Beyond Borders Dental Service.
Here are a few highlights:
Gerda Mateevici, 72, of Rio Rancho had spent $5,000 on dental care this year, and decided to try a dentist in Mexico when she needed a new crown. Mateevici said the crown cost $230 in Mexico, compared to about $1,000 here. And it fit well right away, she said, adding that the dentist was “very gentle” and “kind.” To her, the risk was worth it, and “so far, it’s a good job, so why not?” Her husband, she said, is considering going back again for a spare pair of dentures.
Santa Fe retiree Abram Lovato, 70, had a root canal in Palomas and now needs a crown. His Santa Fe dentist was going to charge him $4,000 for one tooth. In Palomas, that cost will be about $1,000. He also will need to have a cracked tooth extracted and replaced with an implant and expects to pay $2,200 in Mexico, versus $7,000 to $8,000 in Santa Fe.
Lizann Wisdom of Texas contacted Beyond Borders for a friend who needed an estimated to be $28,000 to $30,000 worth of treatment for a long-standing bite problem. Wisdom was impressed with the dentists in Palomas who made the correct diagnosis and created a plan that included gum surgery and 12 crowns at a cost of about $4,500.
You can read the full article here