Does it cost more if I book through you rather than directly with a dental office in Mexico?
Absolutely not! You pay the same great prices whether we handle it all for you or you do it on your own. And look at all we do for you:
- Take all of the time needed to explain all of the ins and outs of getting your dental treatment in Mexico, including the documentation necessary and all logistics
- Review your dental treatment needs and select one of our approved and carefully vetted clinics specifically for your individual needs
- Make your hotel reservation at our lodging partner for you, and pass a great Beyond Borders Dental discount on to you
- Provide all travel information, maps and directions, etc. so you can find your way to your clinic OR you can take our concierge service for complete transportation right to your dentist’s door, at a very reasonable charge
- Follow up with you for any further treatment, questions, or needs regarding your dental care
You don’t pay more, and you get more hand-holding than you would probably ever get in a US dentist’s office. Just check out our testimonials!
Where are your dental offices in Mexico?
We have vetted and approved several dental offices on the southern border of Texas and New Mexico. We refer our clients to the best dentist depending on their individual case needs.
Can somebody travel with me to Mexico?
Understandably, some people prefer to travel with a companion. If you want a family member or friend to accompany you while you get dental treatment in Mexico, they are welcome as long as we have a seat available. We recommend to book early if you plan to bring a companion.
If you need a companion for health or medical reasons, please inform us in advance. Our patients need to be self-sufficient and able to walk a block or two to our dental offices, unless special arrangements are made. With advance notice, we can accommodate most needs, including a wheelchair or ride to the dental office, but it takes special preparations.
What if I’m coming from outside of New Mexico?
Beyond Borders Dental services people needing affordable dental care from all over the US and Canada. Our staff is ready to help you with your travel plans if you are coming to New Mexico from out of state. If you are using our concierge service, which transports you directly to your dental office in Mexico, you will fly into El Paso, Texas.
What happens if there is a problem with my Mexico dental work? Is there a guarantee?
The Mexico dental offices in our program guarantee their dental treatment. Some of our dentists guarantee their services up to four years. If you are unhappy, or need any adjustment (which is not uncommon for dental work in the US as well), they will modify or redo the work as necessary at no additional cost.
Even though you may be saving thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, with your dentist in Mexico, keep in mind that you may incur additional costs and time if there needs to be an adjustment. For instance, if you want to go in our van you will have additional concierge, hotel and meal costs. But considering the savings our clients enjoy, most people find that the modest costs of travel are inconsequential compared to the substantial savings on their dental care in Mexico. And, you can always use our self-service program and drive yourself to the dental office and there’s no additional cost to you for our referral services.
What about Crime in Mexico?
You may find that US government websites mention travel advisories for Mexico. Without a doubt, precautions should be taken when visiting certain cities in Mexico. Other dental tourism and medical tourism destinations such as Tijuana are often cited as being dangerous places to be. This is a main reason that Beyond Borders Dental focuses on dental offices located near the southern border of Texas and New Mexico. Still, it’s important to understand that you are indeed in a foreign country, and it’s good to follow the directions of your Beyond Borders Dental guide while you are in Mexico.
We do have one specialized dental office in Juárez, with a highly trained group of dentists we refer patients to. That dental office is in a safe part of Juárez, known as the “country club area”. In addition, we arrange for our clients to be picked up at a public location in El Paso, Texas (on the US side) and transported directly to the dental office in Juárez.
How do I pay for my dental treatment and other purchases in Mexico?
What documentation is necessary to travel to Mexico?
Crossing the border into Mexico does not require any documentation. We simply park our van and accompany you on foot across the border into Mexico (wear comfortable walking shoes). In Juárez, the dental office has their own private drivers and cars to tranport patients from El Paso to their office, which is located about 10 minutes across the US border. However, you do need documentation when you return back across the border into the US.
U.S. citizens re-entering the United States by land are required to present a valid WHIT-compliant document, which include:
- U.S. Passports
- U.S. Passport Cards
- Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (a New Mexico drivers license is NOT enhanced. Currently only WA, VT, MI, MN, and NY are approved EDLs)
- Trusted Traveler Cards (Global Entry*, NEXUS, SENTRI, or FAST)
- Military Identification Cards (for members of the U.S. armed forces on official orders)
- U.S. Merchant Mariner Document (for U.S. citizens on official maritime business)
*The Global Entry (GE) card is only an ENTRY document and is not used to enter Mexico.
Children: U.S. citizen children ages 15 years old and under arriving by land from Mexico may present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate (issued by the Vital Records Department in the state where he or she was born), a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate. If the child is a newborn and the actual birth certificate has not arrived from the Vital Records Department, we will accept a Hospital issued birth certificate.
Please note, that while we endeavor to keep information on our site current, we suggest you visit US Customs and Borders Protection site for the most current information about travel to Mexico.
What dental procedures can I get in Mexico?
Almost any dental procedure found in the US can be provided by our approved dental offices in Mexico, including:
- Porcelain dental crowns
- Root canals
- Full restorative and cosmetic dentistry
- Dental implants and bone grafts
- Dental bridges, full and partial
- Cleanings and fillings
- Mercury removal
Can I save on anything else while I’m in Mexico?
Besides saving thousands by getting dental care done in Mexico, you can find excellent values on prescription eyeglasses, furniture, and clothing, including handbags and jeans. Our own experience includes getting major savings on non-narcotic pharmacutical prescriptions. However, as a precaution we recommend only purchasing medications that have been prescribed by your physician, and keep in mind that you may incur difficulties if you are buying quantities of prescriptions for others. Like any other aspect of traveling internationally, use common sense.
We also experienced tremendous savings on eyeglasses. When you buy eyeglasses from the optical store, the eye exam is free and savings are typically 50% to 70%. Usually, glasses can be ready for you the same day but if not, they will mail them to you.
Do I pay the dentist in Mexico for my services?
Yes, you will pay the dental office directly for your dental treatment you receive in Mexico. Few dental offices in take credit cards but do accept cash and personal checks.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our Cancellation/No-Show policies depend on the program you select, either our Concierge program or our Self-Service program. Please review our Cancellation/No-Show policies:
If you do not cancel services in a timely manner as indicated in our cancellation policies, or if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, the amount of your deposit that is retained by us shall be deemed compensation to us for the services we provide and constitute liquidated damages. Full details are in the Cancellation/No-Show Policy links above, and in our Terms and Conditions.
PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY NECESSARY CHANGES TO YOUR APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS YOU CAN, BECAUSE THE SEATING IN OUR VAN IS LIMITED FOR A GIVEN PALOMAS TRIP.