Beyond Borders Dental is committed to referring individuals to the best dental clinics for both cost and quality in Mexico. As you’ll see below, our 4-Step Evaluation Process, which includes onsite visits, interviews with the dental professionals, and monitoring of the satisfaction of our clients, assures you of the highest quality and the best price. If we didn’t deliver on the quality we wouldn’t be in business!
How Can I Be Sure To Find A Good Dentist In Mexico?
Thousands of people cross the border each year to connect with quality, affordable dentists in Mexico. American patients have been getting dental treatments done in Mexico, for many years, and in some cases, decades. According to a report commissioned by Families U.S.A., a Washington advocacy group for health-care issues, “About 90 percent [feel] the dental care they had received in Mexico had been good or excellent.” That is actually better than the results for care received in the U.S. in the same survey.
It is important to know which dental clinics and Mexico dentists are safe to use. You should be informed, read testimonials of dentists in Mexico, and find a trustworthy cross-border dental referral company that can direct you to reputable dentists in Mexico. With Beyond Borders Dental, you have a trusted partner that is sought out by thousands of Americans needing dental work in Mexico every month.
Our 4-Step Evaluation Process
Each Mexico dental clinic in our program is carefully vetted through a 4-step evaluation process to assure the quality of services. In addition, the dentists in Mexico guarantee their services. Our assessment includes:
- Routine site visits to all Mexico dental clinics in our program — yes, we actually visit the clinics we use on a regular basis. No referrals to distant locations the referral agency has never even seen.
- Assessment of the credentials and interviews with our dentists in Mexico.
- Periodic reviews of dental practices with our dental advisory board.
- Careful monitoring of patients who use our dentists in Mexico to assure the continued high-level of professionalism and quality of care being performed.
Can You Trust Our Dentists in Mexico? A Better Question: Can You Trust YOUR Dentist?
Better home care in the U.S., as well as changing profit centers and insurance payments for certain dental procedures, have all influenced a pattern of widely divergent diagnoses from dentist to dentist. Over the last two generations, the amount of cavities has decreased by 50%, while the number of dentists has greatly increased, with more dentists churned out from American dental schools every year. More and more, dentists are competing with each other, creating pressures to find new profit centers. This is evidenced by the sprouting of newsletters such as The Profitable Dentist and seminars and courses on how to generate more profits for the dentist. More profits for the dentists means more expensive treatment for you.
Read About this Explosive Review of Dental Charges in the U.S.
According to William Ecenbarger, an award winning investigative journalist, “Dentistry is a stunningly inexact science.” In his article “How Dentists Rip Us Off”, he documents his experience in being diagnosed by fifty different dentists, with cost quotes on the dental treatments ranging from under $1000 to over $28,000. Almost a third of the dentists he consulted missed the actual confirmed problem he had (one crown on tooth No. 30).
This is further skewed by dental insurance, which rewards the dentist for some services much more lucratively than other services. So the type of insurance and the specific coverage you have may impact the recommendations of the dentist. According to Dr. John Dodes, dental expert for the National Council for Health Fraud, treatment parameters that have been adapted by the American Dental Association are “mostly nebulous generalities that do little to guarantee patients adequate treatment.” Some dentists may take advantage of the opportunity to recommend costly, and for them, more lucrative treatment that is unnecessary. Unfortunately, we see examples of this regularly directly from our clients. Don’t be caught off-guard by the old stereotype of the family neighborhood dentist. Dentistry is big business and you should understand that. (see our blog “Americans are Traveling Abroad for Dental Care“)
We’ve selected the best clinics and dentists in Mexico to be part of our referral program. If we find a better dental office, with better quality and prices, you can be sure they are in our referral program. That’s our commitment to you and our mission. With Beyond Borders Dental you don’t have to sacrifice quality dental care to save money.
Will You Receive the Same Treatment Plan from Beyond Borders Dental Dentists in Mexico?
Our Mexican dentists are highly trained and credentialed, and can provide all of the services you can receive in the U.S. However, you may find that the treatment plan our Mexico dentists suggest is more conservative, and therefore less expensive for you. Many U.S. dentists are honest and well-trained, but many factors — as discussed above — affect the consistency of a treatment plan from dentist to dentist. Our dentists in Mexico have told us in no uncertain terms that their diagnosis, which is not driven by the same economic influences as U.S. dentists, may differ from a dental treatment plan obtained by a U.S. dentist. Ultimately, the care that our Mexico dentists do will be based on their review of your dental treatment plan, and their examination in person. So the dental treatment plan you submit, and the work that is ultimately done in Mexico could differ. It could be less, and it could be more. So it is imperative to know that Beyond Borders Dental has endeavored to carefully screen, through direct meetings and interviews, the Mexico dentists in our programs.
“The office doctor and his assistant are the best! Always friendly, explain everything they are doing and get it done as quick as possible.”
— Eddie T., Age 57
Is There a Guarantee?
Yes, the dentists in Mexico that are part of our program guarantee their dental treatment, material and services. If you are unhappy, or need any adjustment (which is not uncommon for dental care in the U.S. as well), they will modify or redo the dental work as necessary. Please speak with us about the details regarding the guarantee for the particular services you are inquiring about.
Even though you may be saving thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars, with your treatment at our approved offices, keep in mind that you may incur additional costs and time if there needs to be an adjustment. For instance, you could have additional hotel and meal costs. But considering the savings our patients enjoy, most people find that the modest costs of travel are inconsequential compared to the substantial savings on their dental care. Some of our patients have saved literally tens of thousands of dollars, and were happy to travel to our approved clinics for their treatment.
What About Testimonials?
Please see our testimonials from our patients who used our referral services. Their consistently favorable experiences reflect the quality of care our Mexico dentists can provide.
Don’t put off getting the dental treatment you need because of the cost. And if you are not familiar with how to get quality and affordable dental care in Mexico, we can help. We will be your advocate every step of the way and will answer all of your questions and concerns, and remember, our services are always free to you!