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How I Saved $8,500 Using The Mexican Dental Care System

Feb 10, 2008
I'm Brian Garvin, currently from Oceanside, Ca. which is North San Diego County and about an hour north of the Tijuana Mexico border. About two weeks ago one of my teeth were really aching, so I went to a local Oceanside Dentist for a Dental Care estimate.

After Finding out I needed One Root Canal, 4 Crowns, 7 Fillings and Chipped Tooth work, this Oceanside Dentist wanted me to pay close to $10,000. They even offered me a convenient one-year financing plan, with interest of course, which ended up being $967 a month or something like that.

Many of you reading this can probably relate to what I'm saying here when I say I just straight up didn't have that kind of money for Dental Care alone, but, it was a catch 22 I still needed to get my teeth done. I'm an honorably discharged Veteran with 40% coverage, which means all my medical is covered but no dental. So I've heard of several occasions that you can get your teeth done in Mexico for pennies on the dollar, and people save a mint doing it.

I was desperate for a solution, so I drove my car South on the I-5 Freeway until I got to the last exit. It's the very, very last exit before you are forced to drive into Mexico. Then I made a left and a quick right turn right before the McDonalds and parked at one of the paid parking places, so my car was still on U.S. Soil.

Then I walked through the tunnel and bridge which you enter on the right side of that open quad area, walk over and across the freeway and eventually through the big swirly pipe gates that only go one way, lol.

After that I walked down an open area, passed an Inspector and made my irst real right I could make. Then I walked through a 2nd set of these gates, looked to the left, and that was a Dental Care office. There's actually two of them right there. I mean a real, legitimate Dental Care office in Mexico right when you enter. And no, no cab into town was required, it was a relatively short walk and plenty of people to help if you get lost, almost like an airport environment.

So I strolled in and they saw me right away. All that work took place over 3 visits and about 7 hours of drilling and was all total about $1,550.00. This Means I saved $8,500.00 or 85% without having to purchase outrageously expensive Dental Insurance. And doing this is 100% Legal and Ethical, I even told the Immigration Officer on the way in I just had my teeth drilled on for four hours, lol.

By the way, it's $40.00 for a cleaning. I like those prices better.

The Dentist did a great job with the Anesthesia. The Crowns were Porcelain, not Gold or Steel. The Dental Office wasn't ultra fancy, no plasma TV viewing while you're getting your teeth drilled. But it was relatively painless and they did their job with dignity and I felt I was treated with respect and all the financial terms were outlined up front.

All in all, It was a relatively easy and even fun experience. I made it a point to eat lunch there all three times I was there. I really like their road-side all Beef Tacos and big Fruit Bowls. There are a few places in that little area right after you enter to sit down and eat at, I ate at one of them. They say Delicioso!

Each time I re-entered the U.S., I had to show my Drivers License. Be careful, rumor is they might be requiring passports to re-enter soon.

I liked the experience so much, I also plan on going there every few months for a cleaning, because that's what you're supposed to do!
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