Hi, I’m Jennine from Santa Fe.
I had been having tooth pain for a while, and knew I had to do something. Turns out I needed a root canal and my dentist in Santa Fe was going to charge me $1,355. I just couldn’t pay that. I was still paying off work he had done last year. I mean, what do people do when they need dental treatment and they can’t afford it?
Fortunately for me I had a friend who told me about Beyond Borders and their cost was only $280. Wow, that was a savings of over a thousand dollars, so I booked it. I’d like to share my adventure to Mexico with you…
On August 17, I arrived at Beyond Borders Dental’s office in Santa Fe. I met a group of other local residents who would be taking the journey with me to Palomas, Mexico for dental care. *If you want to watch my journey, scroll to the bottom of this page to see my video.
As we were preparing for the trip in the office, a lot of people had questions about the process and procedure, and really what to expect when we got to Mexico across the border. Ralph Grosswald and Terri Hetter, the founders of Beyond Borders, did an excellent job explaining the process to us.
I could tell they really knew how to make this easy for everyone. One of the reasons I love this process was that Beyond Borders shuttles you down to Mexico, right to the clinic’s door. So there’s no worries about where I’m going, crossing the border, or finding the dentist’s office. You can drive yourself of course too and still save by booking through them.
After our welcome orientation, we lined up outside their offices to get in the shuttle van and head south.
Every detail was covered to make sure I was comfortable, and that it was easy and safe. Oh and the van is great and very comfortable.
I slept a lot of the way and left getting there to them. And it was a really pretty drive, as you can see.
On the night before treatment we all stayed over in a hotel in Deming and this way everybody felt so much more rested for their treatment the next day. That was a really good idea.
Beyond Borders took care of our hotel room for us, they selected the best lodging in the area, they worked out a great discount for us, and the rooms were really nice.
The next morning, we had a nice hot breakfast at the hotel in Deming, just before we head to Palomas for our dental treatment.
That trip will take about 30 minutes to the border and we do get to drive through some pretty Southwestern scenery.
I was pretty excited. We crossed the border into Mexico and were steps away from the Palomas clinic, where I was scheduled to have my dental work done.
I was really happy to see that Rosa, the receptionist and everybody there spoke English.
Ralph introduced me to my dentist, Dr. Perez who would be performing my root canal.
Dr. Perez began a very thorough examination. Even though Beyond Borders sent my dental records and recommendations from my Santa Fe dentist before I arrived, he still did his own examination. This actually gave me even more confidence in him.
As you can see here, we’re actually doing the x-rays to confirm my need for a root canal.
Dr. Perez then went over everything with me, explaining the whole procedure.
Then I had my root canal. The whole process took about less than 2 hours. Overall I was very happy with the results. Dr. Perez was very gentle and professional. I have been to dentists from New York to L.A. and I felt that this treatment was equally exceptional.
Here I am saying my goodbye to Rosa, the receptionist.
After my treatment, we got to spend a few hours touring the town of Palomas.
Beyond Borders’ Palomas Partners program gave us amazing discounts on handmade boots, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prescriptions, and more.
They’ve just thought of everything to make it great. After everyone was done with their treatment, we all met at the famous Pink Store for a really delicious Mexican meal.
And of course being Mexico there was great entertainment.
Two people had their eyes examined before their dental appointment, picked out the frames, and were able to pick up their glasses at the end of the trip before they went home. How cool is that?
Now we’re crossing the border back to the United States, and as you can see I’m wearing a little souvenir of the trip.
It was a very easy trip back and, you know, after my root canal, I’m so happy to have somebody else do the driving, so I could just rest and relax.
And this is one of the great advantages of the Beyond Borders concierge service. I received high quality dental treatment, at a price I could afford. Best of all, I won’t be paying off my dental work for the next couple years.
Some people saved $3,000 to $5,000 on this trip. It was pretty awesome.
In addition to the great dental work and saving all that money, I had a great time too. To me, it felt like a mini vacation. I got to meet new people and share a little adventure.
And I felt safe and relaxed the whole time because Beyond Borders Dental handled everything. They scheduled my treatment, booked my hotel with a free hot breakfast, escorted me to the clinic for treatment, and drove me back to Santa Fe afterwards.
We ate at the best restaurants and shopped in town using their partners discounts.
So this was my Beyond Borders Dental adventure. Thanks so much for letting me share. I highly recommend you take advantage of their services in this charming Mexican town with amazing dentists.
I’m sure I’ll be going back there if I need anything in the future. And maybe I’ll see you there, too.
Bye for now! – Jennine
P.S. Want to see a video of my journey? Check it out below!