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Old 02-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #31
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ride on Tony! post up your dental stuff...there seems to be people besides me with questions and issues. is there a mexico medical and dental thread only or sticky?
I suspect if there were it would soon degenerate like an oil or tire thread.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #32
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Arrived in Monterey. Asked a nice lady im madonalds
Done est hotel barato? She said follow me. She took me to the Sheraton.
A little rich but I am tired an decided to stay. Hope yo hear about n affordable dentist soon.

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #33
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When I was at the my border crossing the insurance guy quoted me $380 for 30 day insurance for the bike. I need to find a place in Monterrey to buy some. I understand that it is a big offense to not have it when you have an accident or violation. Anyone have any suggestions in this area?
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #34
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When I was at the my border crossing the insurance guy quoted me $380 for 30 day insurance for the bike. I need to find a place in Monterrey to buy some. I understand that it is a big offense to not have it when you have an accident or violation. Anyone have any suggestions in this area?
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why not buy it online and print out the card?
http://www.bajabound.com/
http://www.sanbornsinsurance.com/
http://www.mexadventure.com/
http://www.mexpro.com/
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:06 PM   #35
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I figured that out while sitting in this motel room but of course they don't supply printers in the Sheraton. Maybe I can email it to the desk and they will print it for me.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #36
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Got your email and replied!

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:49 AM   #37
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Excellent report Tony. I'm with you all the way.

It's good to see Butler Maps contributing. There a bikers friend. Nice folks.

Now about Dental Costs: One of my best friends, an MD Anthologist, mentioned last week the prices dentists are charging are criminal. My daughter who's also a doctor "Family Practice MD" also agrees. Dental clinics are springing up everywhere due to excessive profit. So it gets down to this, there prices are outrageously high.

Look, when you have an acute dental problem turning loose of money comes easy and they know it.

If and when I need a dentist I'll be following your lead.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:24 AM   #38
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I got insurance for my bike from "Qualitas", a big Mexican national company for 80 US dollars a year. I dont know if I got it cheaper because I am a resident here or not.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:34 AM   #39
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My wife is an orthodontist and dentist.
Educated in Mexico, USA, and Canada. She runs a practice here in Veracruz.
Make absolutely sure the dentist is using an autoclave, make that a functioning autoclave.
The latest model chair, compressor, etc... is usually where the money goes, and the autoclave is often not maintained or of low quality.
Cheap is good, but be careful you don't subject yourself to needless risks.
Just a heads up.
Mexico has many highly trained health professionals, and just like the USA you have to still be careful.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:33 AM   #40
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I forgot to mention

I dont know what kind of policy they were trying to sell you but all the law requires here is "Responsibilidad Civil". Thats just the basic Liability package.
If you want Theft, Collision, Roadside Assistance, I could see how that could get expensive.

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Old 02-21-2014, 06:14 AM   #41
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Apparently Felipe is a dentist. I am going to his office now. I will inquire abut autoclave. Thanks for the tip
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:00 AM   #42
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No dentis!

Im an Ophtalmologist, if anyone is in need of Lasik, Cataract or Retina and are traveling to Mexico, might as well stop by!

Tony has 2 quotes by now, probably going to lunch and then they could start to work on him.

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #43
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I am thinking I will wait until Monday. I have to get my nerve up!!
Both quotes were very reasonable. about 30% of what I was quoted in Tennessee.,
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:53 PM   #44
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I was in the pharmaceutical sales business 32 years. It is still a mystery to me how a non medical person can make an accurate decision on who is a good provider and who isn't. Word of mouth investigations will only get you so far. One persons experience with a provider may not reflect another persons.
That is true for ANY country... I got some dental done in the Florida Keys, which is a very upscale area. My cavity bothered me more AFTER the dentist visit than before. A year later when I happened to talk to someone that worked in that office, they told me that those dentists were greedy, and just running a money making mill, pushing through as many patients and not spending the time to do the work correctly.

So what's your point 32 years experience pharmaceutical rep expert ??? You can get a good dentist, or bad dentist anywhere.

There is no reason dental rates need to be anywhere near as expensive as they are in the USA. There is nothing inherently expensive or exceedingly difficult about working on teeth... The unreasonably high prices are a result of corruption from the bottom to the top. The schools limit the number of dentists available in the US horribly, to assure that there never really any REAL competition on price here in the US. A corrupt legal system of insurance and lawsuits make the prices even worse. I have lived in South America, where there was real competition, and you had enough choice of dentists that they did not charge ridiculous rates. In one of the affluent areas of Lima, a filling was just over 20 dollars, and it was much better than the one I got in one of the more expensive areas of the USA.

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Old 02-21-2014, 04:04 PM   #45
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There is nothing inherently expensive or exceedingly difficult about working on teeth...
Jett, I showed my wife what you wrote. She agrees with everything but took exception to one line. There are some procedures like wisdom teeth extractions and some root canal work that requires technique that comes from experience.
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