Beyond Borders Dental is committed to referring individuals to the best dental offices for cost and quality in Mexico. As you’ll see below, our 4-Step Evaluation Process, which includes onsite visits, interviews with dental professionals, and monitoring of the satisfaction of our patients, assures you of the highest quality and the best price. We wouldn’t be in business if we didn’t deliver on quality! But do your due diligence thoroughly before committing to a dental office! Read our blog on How to Get the Best Price for Dental Treatment – Price Shoppers Pay Attention?
How can I Find a Good Dentist in Mexico?
Thousands of people cross the border yearly to connect with quality, affordable dentists in Mexico. American patients have been getting dental treatments done in Mexico for many years and sometimes decades. According to a report commissioned by Families U.S.A., a Washington advocacy group for healthcare issues, “About 90 percent [feel] the dental care they had received in Mexico had been good or excellent.” That is better than the results for care received in the U.S. in the same survey.
Knowing which dental offices and Mexico dentists are safe to use is essential. Read about Mexico dentists, 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 sought out by thousands of Americans needing dental work in Mexico every month.
Our 4-Step Vetting Process:
Each Mexico dental office in our program is carefully vetted through a 4-step evaluation process to ensure service quality. In addition, dentists in Mexico guarantee their services. Our assessment includes the following:
- We do routine site visits to all dental offices in our program — yes, we actually visit the offices in our referral program. We don’t send any referrals to distant locations we haven’t vetted.
- We do a comprehensive assessment of the doctor’s credentials. We also interview the doctors and staff.
- We conduct periodic reviews of their dental practices to ensure they adhere to our patients’ procedures and protocols. We help them to understand how to meet our patients’ needs.
- We monitor patients we refer to our dental offices to ensure continued high patient satisfaction. In the unlikely event patients need help with their dental treatment after they return home, we advocate on their behalf for a quick and mutually satisfactory solution.
Can You Trust 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. As a result, dentists compete more aggressively, 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 generating more profits for the dentist. Unfortunately, more profits for 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 being diagnosed by fifty different dentists, with cost quotes on the dental treatments ranging from under $1000 to over $28,000. Unfortunately, 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 your specific coverage may impact the dentist’s recommendations. According to Dr. John Dodes, a dental expert for the National Council for Health Fraud, treatment parameters that the American Dental Association has adopted are “mostly nebulous generalities that do little to guarantee patients adequate treatment.” Some dentists may take advantage of the opportunity to recommend costly and 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 screened the best dental offices in Mexico to be in our referral program. That’s our commitment to you. With Beyond Borders Dental you don’t have to sacrifice quality dental care to save money.
Will You Receive the Same Treatment Plan from Our Vetted Dentists in Mexico?
Our Mexican dentists are highly trained and credentialed and can provide all 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. 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, our Mexico dentists’ care will be based on their review of your dental treatment plan and an in-person examination. 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 the Mexico dentists in our programs through direct meetings and interviews.
“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. However, if you are unhappy or need any adjustment (which is not uncommon for dental care in the U.S.), they will modify or redo the dental work as necessary.
Even though you may be saving thousands or 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 other hotel and meal costs. But considering the savings our patients enjoy, most people find that the modest travel costs are inconsequential compared to the substantial savings on their dental work. Some of our patients have saved tens of thousands of dollars literally and were happy to travel to our approved offices for their treatment.
Don’t put off getting the dental treatment you need because of the cost. And, if you are unfamiliar with getting quality and affordable dental care in Mexico, we can help. We will be your advocate every step of the way and answer all of your questions and concerns. And remember, our services are always free to you!
To find out more about how you can get affordable, high-quality dental care in Mexico, call us at (505) 738-7770 or click this link to send us your inquiry, and we’ll get back to you.