Frequently Asked Questions-Los Algodones Dentists and Dental Offices

  • What can I expect?
    Dr. Tomas Martinez will welcome you and offer you a tour of his office and have expert English help. If you have xrays or other paperwork bring this or offer them via jpeg for a "pre-consultation" and you will be given a exam and a estimate for work needed. If you book a appointment on this site you will be attended to by a staff member from his office. Note: Dr. Martinez need to see dental patient on site for a expert analysis and confirmed x-rays.

  • Is it safe to travel to Mexico?
    Yes, very safe and very welcoming. Algodones is a very very safe town.

  • Why Algodones?
    Close to USA, easy access in and out, can drive to Los Algodones easily See mileage chart. Budget prices you can save up to 70percent on dental care and services than USA dental offices.

  • Do the dentists have dentist credentials?
    Yes, may inspect them in his office during your visit.

  • What else does Algodones offer?
    Shopping, entertainment, hotel, and general Mexican culture.

  • Where is Algodones?
    Near Yuma, Arizona. About 3 hours from Phoenix, Arizona, 4 Hours from Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Can I drive to Algodones?
    Yes, and you can park in the parking lot on the border operated by the Quechen Indian Tribe. Most tourists will walk across the border and will be received by your dental escort. Dr. Tomas will offer escort/wheelchair help and his office is a short 5 minute walk from the border.

  • What does Algodones translate to?
    "Cotton"

  • Do I need to speak Spanish?
    No, and you will be provided with expert Spanish Translation.

  • What is the weather like there?
    Nice during the winter and can be hot during the summer months. Offices have Air-Conditioners.

  • Where do I sign up for a appointment?
    See "make a appointment" and enter your desired time and you will be attended to either via callback or email as requested!

  • What is the time zone in Algodones?
    Algodones observers Arizona Time zone

  • What type of charger do I need to bring for my cell phone?
    Chargers work same in Mexico as USA. Dont expect your US carrier phone to work in Mexico; however you can access WIFI at the dentist offices.

  • Do I need to apply for a permit to cross into Mexico?
    No-as a tourist you are generally welcome although you may be questioned by the Customs officials at the border.

  • Is my car insurance valid in Mexico?
    Ask your travel provider; however if you walk you dont need car insurance.

  • Any other travel tips?
    At a minimum bring your drivers license and birth certificate--also bring funds most dentists dont accept credit cards. For dental work, the usual rule is 50 percent down and 50 percent on completion; however can be negotitated with the office.

  • Do the dentists guarantee their work?
    Yes, Dr. Tomas will guarantee his work! Make a Visit or Call US Toll Free from USA/Canada 1-888-522-7506!




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