Mexico has lower costs than the United States. Our country can provide the same level of quality education and work at a fraction of a price. We have lower taxes, friendlier government regulations, cheaper rent, and more affordable business expenses. This allows us to pass on the savings to our patients by providing them with more affordable quality dental care.
Yes! We work with board-certified specialists at vetted clinics, located in beautiful facilities with modern equipment and professional quality care.
Credit Cards: Please make sure you advise your bank, prior to leaving the US, that you will be using your card in Mexico. If you don’t advise them, the bank will likely block the card so that you can’t use it. However, if that does happen, we do have a US phone line in the clinic, and you can call them from here to get the card unblocked.
Mobile Phones: Check with your mobile phone carrier about options for using your phone while in Mexico so as not to be stuck without coverage or accumulate unexpected charges.
Car Insurance: If driving to Tijuana, you will need to get vehicle insurance, which is available either online or at one of the many agencies near the border. You can also check with your US provider to see if they will cover you.
Tourist Visa: Upon entry to Mexico, you will need to acquire a tourist visa. While a seven-day entry visa is free, a six-month visa will cost you approximately $25 USD. It is recommended that you always carry your visa on your person while in Mexico.
Normally we advise our clients to leave their vehicles in the U.S. side and commute once they come into Mexican border. Our clinic can arrange the pickup for them. Since we are located close to the border, some of our clients decide to stay in a hotel in the United States or go back home. Others choose to stay at a hotel for a few days to enjoy the city. By commuting, you don’t have to worry about parking your vehicle, and you don’t need to understand Mexican traffic. Approach our front desk if you need help in finding the best taxis in town. You can also ask for some referrals from your accommodation.
However, if you really enjoy driving, it’s perfectly okay to drive from the United States to Tijuana. Thousands of people commute across the border every day, just be mindful of traffic. There is a paid parking area that is walking distance from our clinic. If you’re planning to stay overnight or for a few days, hotels also have spacious parking lots. Please also be sure to get Mexican Insurance before you cross the border. You can get it online, or at one of the many agencies near the border. Don’t leave valuables inside the car, even if you’re leaving for only a few minutes. Use a good locking device. A club placed on the steering wheel is a very common method here in Mexico.
People are hospitable and kind. The food is delicious, the ocean view is gorgeous, and the climate is mild year round, most typically warm and inviting.
While a passport is acceptable documentation to cross the border, the best document to have is either a US Passport Card, Sentri Card, or an Enhanced Driver’s license. These documents have a RFID chip, (Radio Frequency Identification), which allows you to bypass the regular line, and go through the “Ready Lane” (15 to 45 minutes).
No. Our service is completely free to patients. Prices are the same, whether booking through our network site, or an individual clinic site.
We have built a reputation for quality dental care at an affordable price. We only work with vetted clinics and board-certified specialists. Our knowledgeable and bilingual staff will discuss your treatment options, without trying to upsell you on any unnecessary treatments. The staff is committed to communicate with you clearly and openly so that you understand your options. We are located close to the border and provide personalized and professional care, and we will help you arrange your hotel stay, if needed, as well as all transportation during your visit.
The length of your stay will really depend upon the procedure(s) you are having done.
Above all other reasons to choose us is because of our guarantee! If you have problems because of workmanship or materials, we will fix it here at no cost to you. For more information, see Our Written Guarantee of Dental Work.
Mexico Dental Network currently represents more than 25 different dentists from 7 distinct dental clinics in Tijuana. This group of dentists have been working together for several years, and have formed a strong cooperative fellowship and association between them. They are a select group of professionals, who offer the highest level of dental care. When you visit any one of the clinics, you will benefit from the support and professional cooperation of the whole group. Within the association, there are not only numerous highly capable general dentists, but also many specialists including endodontists, oral surgeons, implant specialists, anesthesiologists, pediatric dentists, and orthodontists. You can choose your dentist, ask for the clinic of your choice, or our patient coordinators can help guide you to the clinic or specialist best suited for your specific dental needs.
Of course, the team at Mexico Dental Network provides all general dentistry, but we are especially good at dental implant rehabilitation, and smile makeovers with veneers and crowns. Not only do we do individual dental implants with crowns and bridges for teeth restoration, but our dentists can also do “all on 4” and “all on 6” fixed dental prosthetic devices, as well as snap on dentures over implants. We use CT scans to make high tech personalized surgical guides, and to ensure optimal implant placement with the latest technology in our dental planning.
For smile makeovers, our dentists have many years of hands-on experience, doing many full oral rehabilitations with zirconium crowns, and full smile makeovers with both zirconium and E.max porcelain veneers. In addition, our patient coordinators can arrange your transportation, as well as make your hotel reservations for your stay in Tijuana.
With the ever-increasing costs of dentistry in the US, thousands of Americans have searched for alternative ways to receive quality dental care. For this reason, dental tourism has been booming. The costs of top level dentistry outside the US is about 1/3 the price. Many people go as far away as Thailand, Costa Rica, or Yugoslavia. But the place that makes the most sense to go to is the one right next to the US. It is far easier to go to a dentist in Mexico. And when considering the options in Mexico, Tijuana is the most easily accessible. To go to a dentist in Tijuana is not difficult. Since Tijuana is right across the border from San Diego, CA, if you can get to San Diego, we can pick you up at the San Diego airport. If you live in Southern CA, you can easily drive to the border, parking on the US side, and we will pick you up once you walk across and exit from Mexican Customs. Since some dental treatments, like dental implants, require several visits over a period of time, returning to Tijuana is certainly much easier than going back to Thailand.
Comparatively, Tijuana is a safe city, especially in the area where our dental clinics are located. As in any major city, there are areas that we don’t recommend that you visit late at night. But contrary to rumors, the crime levels in Tijuana are lower than in many US cities, like Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, or New Orleans. Tijuana is certainly much safer than Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, TX. In fact, there are an estimated 30,000 Americans living between Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico. Thousands of Americans live in Tijuana, and drive across the border to their jobs in San Diego. This is because they feel safe in Mexico, and the cost of living and price of services are much lower here.
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