Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mexican Dentist

Here is Dr. Geraldo Castillo, aka Dr. Jerry (Left) and his brother Roy, also a dentist is on the right.  Courtesy of frugal-retirement-living.com


Last week we made the trip to Algodones, Mexico to have our teeth cleaned… as many Americans do.  Although we could’ve just gone to any dentist ~ we preferred to get a referral from our friends Jim and Barb… they had just returned from having some work done.  The work was top notch and cost us $40 each... Woo Hoo!!  We all know it would've been much more in the states.

It is said that Algodones has more square feet of dental space than any place in Mexico, maybe the world.  You will be approached by hawkers with cards for various dentists when you cross the border... The good dentists, including ours, do not advertise like this...they don't have to, they work on mostly referrals.  We would highly recommend Dr. Jerry… as we will be visiting him again when returning back to Arizona next year.   Sharing our experience is greatly appreciate by Dr. Jerry, however  we don’t get any special treatment or referral discounts on our services.

Just like any other town in Mexico... You will be approached by people selling stuff and pointing you to dentists, pharmacies, and optical shops... Businesses that resort to such advertising should tell you something about those businesses.   If you need other services; we would highly recommend asking Dr. Jerry or other respectable service provider.

If we had to drive across the border the hassle might offset the savings... it can take a car longer to get through the customs and immigration.   Border security and dogs check every vehicle ~~ NOT A BAD THING! =)  It’s much easier to park on the US side… pay the $5… and walk across. No delay whatsoever, for pedestrians...but coming out could be a different story in the winter time with all the part-time visitors to Arizona.   However, there is a work around for that too…..

Pedi-taxi....Five buck --> bets the long lines









 
If you are in the area and need some dental work… contact Dr. Jerry…. he handles all aspects of the business… don’t be shocked when he answers the phone.

Holistic Dentistry
US Phone: (928) 503-8406
Cell Phone:  011 52 (658) 119-3489
Office Phone: 011 52 (658) 517-7299


Address: 261 Ave B, Suite 3
(Algodones Pharmacy Complex)
Los Algodones, B.C. (Mexico)

9 comments:

  1. Sherri had her teeth cleaned the other day and it cost her over $200.00 before the insurance paid. It was still over $100.00 after insurance.

    Joe and Sherri

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    1. It's absolutely crazy how much dental work cost in the states. We had our major work done before retiring, so we feel her pain!!! ;( Looks like you've been busy getting you work shop cleaned, Jerry's was always a mess.

      We must give y'all A BIG TEXAS welcome to our blog! We retired for Highland Village, Texas, which I read where you once lived in Shady Shores. Such a small world!! Happy Travels ~ Deb & Jerry

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  2. So, coming out this time of year is okay? We thought about taking our bikes, but if we can walk, that's a simpler solution.

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    1. The line going thru customs should be pretty short, so we were told, but it wasn't. It took about an hour to get thru customs. I would have rather taken the pedi-taxi, however others didn't. Not sure I would recommend taking your bikes, as I'm not sure how safe that would be. There is a parking lot on the US side, so the walk is not bad at all. You pay the $5 on your way out. Have fun, it's worth going at least once! Keep quackin ~ Deb

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  3. When I first heard about snowbirds and other folks heading to Mexico for dental work I was a bit skeptical. Now, after talking to several people who have gone to Mexico for services, and actually seeing the results of Mexico dental work, I am a believer. This could even be an option for those who have medical coverage already but still pay a fortune in co-pays. Thanks for the information Deb and Jerry

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    1. Very much felt the same way... now that we have experienced it for ourselves... we are believers!! We wanted to share our experience, as we understand not all dentist are certified, so it's good to have a referral. Keep on trekin....

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  4. Dr. Jerry did all my teeth 5 years ago and they are still beautiful and I am still very happy..Lisa Cook...Cottonwood,Arizona

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    1. What kind of work did he do for you? Crowns? Implants? Bridge work or dentures? Thank you for your info!! :)

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  5. Looking for a dentist in Playa del Carmen Mexico? We have a list of some of the best dentists in Playa del Carmen.

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