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Dental Work in Mexico?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blackfoot, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. blackfoot

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    I was just handed a Dental estimtae for $25K to fix my teeth- I am in a state of shock.Medicare and the VA are out for me- no coverage.I'm in a bind.

    I have heard that Los Algodones Mexico(Yuma Az.) is the place to go from the US to have major Dental work done- and you can save big $ doing so.

    I would appreciate any advise and or experiance about having work done in Mexico. I really want to do my homework on this because I am very nervous about having my dental work done.
     
  2. Jason Hassler

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    What do you have to have done?
     
  3. blackfoot

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    I need several bridges and about 12+ teeth capped.My bite is screwed up because my front uppers and lowers are worn and need capping.It's a major deal.
     
  4. grntitan

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    Would you really seriously want that done in Mexico?? Seriously??
     
  5. GW22

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    I know someone who had serious dental work done at a college of dentistry. The professor did the most intensive work and the cost was much more affordable.

    -Gary
     
  6. Auctioneer

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    STAY OUT OF MEX. I have talked to dentists who have seen the Mex dental work and he could do little to nothing for the guy except pull their teeth and start over.

    As Gary said above try the dental schools. They have been known to do the work for free and or very little cost. I have heard they do good work.
     
  7. ysr_racer

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    When we were younger, both my wife and I had dental work done in dental schools in the US. The work is very high quality and relatively inexpensive but takes much longer than a private dentist. After each step, the patient is examined by a professor before the student can go on to the next.
     
  9. SirMissalott

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    Senior, we will be glad to remove your teeth...............what happens next that is your problem? Buano dais
     
  10. shot410ga

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    Many people go to Mexico to have dental work done. Lots of RV'ers stay in Yuma in the winter just for that reason.
     
  11. Fast Oil

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    Let me say up front that you may need the work your dentist has quoted, but the experiance that my wife and I have run into as of late from our dental office seems more like "churning" for business. Every time we get our teeth cleaned they press us to have our old fillings removed and new ones installed.

    A second opinion from a fellow shooter who is an periadontis, told me do not have it done. Removing fillings that are good to place new ones in requires removal of additional tooth material and can lead to more complications in the future.

    GET A SECOND OPINION!!
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    I can personally vouch for the Dental work thats done in Algadones and have two very accomplished Dentist that I use and have refered many people to and never had a problem ... If you are serious PM me and I will give you any and all of the information you would need ... The people who have never been there are the first to tell you how bad it is, and the Dental Schools are the worst place to get work done even though it is checked by the Professional its done by the students in all cases ... I know about the schools having been there and done that ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. SuzanneFromSeattle

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    Hi,

    I've been to Dental Bernal in Los Algodones four times for LOTS of work...extractions, mini-sinus lift, implants, root canal, crowns...I figure just under $100,000 for about $10,000...and that includes airfare, rental car, and hotel!

    Any work that can't be done in Dr. Bernal's office? He brings in an expert -- once for the sinus boost and once for the root canal.

    If you'd like to read the 30-page journal from my first trip (2006), please email me.

    Suzanne From Seattle (Suzanne Nelson)
     
  14. Hilltop

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    I and my wife both have had Dental work done in Mexico. We stayed at Double Adobe for four years and lot of the campers used the services their.
    WE went accros the border at Nacho and went to a very nice Dental Clinic.
    We both had our teeth cleaned for a cost of arround 50.00 . Just before we left for home in 2010 my wife broke a tooth. We called and were able to get in right away. She had the tooth reconstructed and a temp crown. We also both had our teeth cleaned. Total bill for both 146.00.. The office had all the modern equipment.. The temp crown is working just fine still..
    Al Brackett
     
  15. Tron

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    Why not Mexico? That's where my Wife had her vasectomy performed.
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    Tron,

    They do vasectomy's out patient in most places while you wait for your glasses to be made ... The you can go around the corner and try it out for a nominal fee ...

    I had 2 dentist in Phoenix botch the job at hand and was directed to Mexico by a close friend for the initial problem ... Had a tooth ache second to none, went to Midwest Dental School in Glendale, Az and they actually did more harm than good, besides taking almost 7 hours to do a root canal, had that mess straightened out in Mexico for less that what the School was going to charge for the crown ... I did have to get a Bridge and an implant because of the shoddy work at the Midwest Dental School that was checked by the Professional Dentist that was teaching the classes ... I have refered more than a Dozen people to the Clinics that I have used and there has not been one problem ... I was there as late as last week with my cousin, 3 crowns and a bridge, antibiotics and pain meds included for $810.00 ... We had to stay over night at the casino down the road because it was to late in the day to have the bridge made up on the same day ... Do not try to go in the winter time because the wait to get back into the states at the border is about 3 to 4 hours because of all of the snow birds ... They also adjust their prices down if you go in the summer time because business gets slow without all of the Winter visitors going there to get medical attention, dental work, glasses, etc ... I will not send anyone to a place where I have not been myself ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. g7777777

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    I met people from all over the US of all economic means in Argentina having dental work done.

    Sounds like some Broker going to rip you off for a fee in Az

    In Argentina you deal directly with the clinic- no middle man apparently

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  18. oldgahchamp

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    Some of the Cartels in Mexico will remove your teeth for free. The only problem is they will also remove your head first.
     
  19. likes-to-shoot

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    You beat me to it oldgahchamp, lol The only thing I could add is there is no charge for services rendered.
     
  20. EuroJoe

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    check out : www.washingtondentalclinics.com. They are a bigtime operation with many clinics. My cousin lives in Jaurez,MX, says the one there is great!
     
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