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Question 1: What is the quality of service?
The common misconception concerning dental tourism is that lower cost denotes a poorer quality of service. The low cost of service is due to the lower operating costs of dental firms in Mexico. Expensive license fees and exorbitant tariff rates on dental supplies and equipment in the United States have inflated the cost of dental services. This is not the case in Mexico.
Question 2: Where do I stay as a dental tourist?
Many dental care facilities in Mexico have facilities for in-patients who have undergone dental surgery. Thus, if a patient is not so mobile after an operation, finding a place to stay is not a problem. The lodging in dental care facilities also means that a nurse will be catering to the needs of a patient round the clock. Be advised to check Mexico Accomodations on this list or choose lists by city on the bottom of the page
Question 3: What kind of services are available?
Virtually any dental service available in the United States is also available in Mexico. Dental care providers in Mexico offer everything from simple oral prophylaxis and filling installations to dental surgery.
Question 4: Is my car insurance valid in Mexico?
Your car insurance s not valid in Mexico and you will need to arrange separate cover. This is easy to do online and relatively cheap at around $10 a day, check our partner list at mexico most popular car insurance list.
Question 5: Do I need a Visa to enter Mexico?
United States, Canada, the EU, Australia and New Zealand nationals are among those who do not need visas to enter Mexico as tourists. Every tourist must have a Mexican government tourist card which must be filled out and stamped by Mexican immigration before you enter the country. It allows tourists to stay up to 180 days but sometimes immigration will alter this to 15 or 30 days, unless you tell them you need longer.
Question 6: Can I Pay with Dollars in Mexico?
Most dental clinics accept US dollars, with many also accepting personal checks, traveler’s checks and credit/debit cards, check info of each dentist on our web page to see what payment options are there. Also be advised to check with each clinic as to their preferred methods of payment. Credit Card payments are usually subject to a small processing fee of 3-4% so USD will be your best choice.
Question 7: What is the Currency in Mexico?
Nuevo Peso (N$) is the official Mexican currency; it is available in denominations of 20, 50 and 100. USD is widely accepted, but carrying Peso would be advised so you can make smaller purchases and give tips. Foreign currency can be exchanged from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M in the banks. Other choice is to use casas de cambio (exchange houses) which stay open longer then banks.
Question 8: What about My medical insurance policy in US?
This is not an obstacle. In fact dental care facilities in Mexico are partners with leading insurance companies in the United States in order to be able to offer their clients the best rates possible and reduce the cost of their coverage. For more details check front page and faq on dental insurance.