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.
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)