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Top 3 Myths of Dental Tourism


Did you know that at the end 2018, 20% of Americans don’t have dental insurance?

The good news is that there are affordable and safe, dental practitioners in Mexico that are a fraction of the cost and have the same health standards as U.S. practices. When people hear about dental tourism in Mexico they often think it’s unsafe, or that their insurance does not cover it, or that lower costs mean lower quality of care, you can´t be any more wrong. All of these are stereotypes that are FALSE.

The following are the top 3 myths of dental tourism:

Myth 1: Low cost means low quality

Low costs are due to a lower cost of operation, not a lower cost of quality care. In fact, there are dental offices in Mexico that are network members of U.S. insurance providers, like us. Denticenter® is an in-network provider of most of the largest insurance carriers in the U.S.

Myth 2: Health insurance doesn’t cover dental tourism 

Dental tourism is an affordable option for the 66.7 million uninsured Americans and it’s also very beneficial for those with health insurance. Most dental plans only cover a percentage of procedures, leaving it to the patient to pay high fees and copays for basic dental care. Because dental facilities like Denticenter® are in-network providers of U.S. insurance companies, insured patients can also benefit from more affordable dental fees and copays. 

Myth 3: Traveling to Mexico is unsafe

All 5 Denticenter® clinics are strategically located within minutes of the U.S. Mexico Border. For example, Denticenter’s Tijuana location is in Baja California’s federal zone, the safest area in Tijuana. It’s just 150 yards from the San Ysidro border and safe, reliable transportation services are available for our patients. Denticenter® also provides a shuttle service from the San Diego airport for those traveling from out of town.

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