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Old 02-23-2014, 09:45 AM   #61
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I hope going to Mexico for affordable dental care is a joke? Itís not safe to drink the water there; do you think they practice infection control? You could easily come back with AIDS or HEPATITIS! Just how many times has that needle been reused? Who did you share that carpule of anesthetic with? A big part of USA health care cost is infection control that Mexican facilities donít have to do. There are no infection control guidelines that must be followed or inspections to pass. Just where do out dated medicines go to be resold, Mexico. Did the so called dentist you are seeing actually go to school and pass board exams or did they just do on the job training? Those on the wall certificates can be printed anywhere. If youíre doing a long road trip on a bike or whatever, DONíT leave home without clean bill of medical and dental health. Itís ironic that those people in Mexico that can, come to the US for dental care because Mexican care is bad.
We also have to pay for parking our Burro's!!
This time for you Harry"Ignorance is not Bliss" Its in your genes!
I really hope you find a cure!

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Old 02-23-2014, 09:49 AM   #62
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"I hope going to Mexico for affordable dental care is a joke? It’s not safe to drink the water there; do you think they practice infection control? You could easily come back with AIDS or HEPATITIS! Just how many times has that needle been reused? Who did you share that carpule of anesthetic with? A big part of USA health care cost is infection control that Mexican facilities don’t have to do. There are no infection control guidelines that must be followed or inspections to pass. Just where do out dated medicines go to be resold, Mexico. Did the so called dentist you are seeing actually go to school and pass board exams or did they just do on the job training? Those on the wall certificates can be printed anywhere. If you’re doing a long road trip on a bike or whatever, DON’T leave home without clean bill of medical and dental health. It’s ironic that those people in Mexico that can, come to the US for dental care because Mexican care is bad."

What I was thinking... you may drink water just about anywhere in the US... have ice from a municipal source in Mexico and you are awarded with Montezuma's revenge.... I think healthcare is an area I am not going to try and make a point by looking for the least cost option
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #63
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Water filtration.
My wife's practice uses pure filtered water.
Ice has been safe for a long time in Mexico.
In my wife's practice she even has a manifold installed where you can
connect your own bottle of water.
Autoclaves must be used. Americans, believe it or not, have AIDS and Hep, that is why US practices use autoclaves, too.
That was the first thing I warned about on yhis thread, go back and see.
I think perhaps some patient education is needed, not to mention respect for your neighbors.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:06 AM   #64
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But when you are in the waiting room of any dentist near the border, It is full of Americans that have been to this same dentist before. I found that to be very reassuring. I will continue the report the facts as I experience them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:27 AM   #65
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Los Algodones (small town across from Yuma, AZ) is very popular with West Coast RVers and retirees.

Nuevo Progreso (near Progreso, TX and Mercedes, TX) is likewise very popular with East Coast RVers and retirees.

I have had Mexican dental work done on two occasions and have been very pleased.

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Old 02-23-2014, 10:46 AM   #66
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Where was that photo taken and how long ago?
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #67
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Where was that photo taken and how long ago?

Nuevo Progreso, about 5 years ago.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #68
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Regarding the above prices:
The cheapest brackets for braces that can be purchased would have run around $250 to $300 pesos back then.
Maybe they were using recycled braces?
With profit margins available after taxes and overhead, I would seriously check out their hygiene standards from sharp disposals to sterilization equipment and procedures.
The quality and effectiveness of anesthetics would be worth looking into.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #69
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The last trip to a dentist in Mexico for a crown that had fallen out was the result of the dentist in Texas who failed to install the post correctly or should I say failed to install the post ($1700 in Texas, and then repaired correctly in Mexico $50.)

There are several dentists here who received their dental school education in the US and they are just as good as their fellow Mexican dentists. As a matter of fact the first dentist I went to to get the crown repaired had a degree from the University of Maryland and he referred me to a specialist in Guadalajara who had his degree from a dental school in Guadalajara. I pd $50 for the referral to the first dentist.

The lousy Mexican dentists here tend to be some young women who bare their cleavage in their full color dental ads trolling for ravo verdes.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:41 AM   #70
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The lousy Mexican dentists here tend to be some young women who bare their cleavage in their full color dental ads trolling for ravo verdes.
Kiko, haven't seen my wife laugh like that since the time I chased a Great Dane down the beach here trying to get a frisbee back.
The dog was called "Chinga".
Aptly named.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #71
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I'd venture a guess the Dental Clinics in Mexico care as much about their patients, or even more, than Dentists do here. After all they're part of a closely knit community. You gotta assume there will be plenty of scarce tactics floating around.

Autoclaves aren't scare and are common practice. Even the tattoo parlors use them. Come on!

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:16 PM   #72
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I'd venture a guess the Dental Clinics in Mexico care as much about their patients, or even more, than Dentists do here. After all they're part of their of closely knit community. You gotta assume there will be plenty of scare tactics floating around.

Autoclaves aren't scare and are common practice. Even the tattoo parlors use them. Come on!
Yes, but good quality ones, and the maintenance of them are not priorities for some practitioners. Practices here are not like the monopoly like in the USA.
It is very competitive and patients and their families are treated well in order to spread business by word of mouth.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:58 PM   #73
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I forgot to include in my last post a photo of my first dentist in Mexico 8 years ago. I did not need any anesthesia..



Dra. Dolores Russell of Plaza Bugambilias Ajijic Jalisco Mexico.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:37 PM   #74
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I bet when she was working intently those boobs were rubbing on your forehead. Boob power is more powerful than pain killers. Why aren't all dentists just like her.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:20 PM   #75
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Tony has left Monterrey, a little sore but nothing pain killers can't handle.
He is off to Mazatlan for a bike festival.

Good luck!

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