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Medical Tourism for Dentistry

Do you need affordable dental care? Medical tourism for dentistry is quickly becoming a popular option for patients.

Traveling abroad can help you save money and make budget-friendly decisions in the face of rising healthcare costs.

Dr. Jose Valenzuela's dental clinic is located just south of the border in Los Algodones, Mexico, making it easily accessible.

Become a Medical Tourist Enjoy Superior, More Affordable Care in Mexico

Learn why patients from all over the world trust our practice with their dental needs.

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Absolutely love this place... Yes I would highly recommend anybody that needs loving  and caring crew for your healthy teeth choose them you won’t be disappointed.

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Cindy Gersich


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Very knowledgeable and very friendly.
The office was very clean.  Very happy with my dental services here have been coming for a couple years.

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Why is dental tourism becoming more and more popular?

Because dental care in the United States is notoriously expensive, even for patients with dental insurance. Meanwhile, dental tourism allows you to get more affordable dental care while vacationing in a foreign country.

Thinking about Dental Tourism? Here's Why You Should Choose Us

There are a few different reasons why patients may decide to have dental work completed abroad. Dental tourism at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center offers significant advantages:

Popular Practice for U.S. Patients

Over the years, we have built an excellent reputation with patients from all over the world. In fact, 98 percent of the patients we see at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center are from the United States. Although we are not located in the United States, we are certified by the American Dental Association and other American dental organizations.

Excellent Care at Affordable Rates

The most common reason why individuals choose dental and medical tourism is cost. Certain procedures such as All-on-4®, dental implants, and oral surgery are notably less expensive at our practice compared to practices in the U.S. Why? Practicing in Mexico allows us to maintain low overhead costs while using the same high-end materials used by other dentists.

Easily Accessible Location

Los Algodones, Mexico, is located just across the border from Yuma, Arizona. This makes it especially accessible to patients in Mexicali, and throughout California. If you choose to stay at a hotel in the United States, we can arrange for a driver to pick you up and bring you to our practice. We also provide medical files for you to show at the border so that you can bypass the line and get back to your hotel faster.

Highly Trained Doctor

One of the biggest misconceptions about medical tourism is that the care you receive won't be as good as what you would get in your home country. At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, this is not the case. Dr. Valenzuela was trained in the United States and is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and other organizations. However, he chooses to practice in Mexico because it allows him to provide affordable dental care to all who need it.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our Los Algodones dental office is equipped with the latest dental technology. Our patients can enjoy faster, more comfortable, and more precise dental care thanks to our use of digital X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, piezoelectric surgery, soft tissue diode lasers, intraoral cameras, and all-digital operatory rooms. We also use Plasma Rich in Growth Factor (PRGF®) technology to accelerate healing. 

A Brand New Smile without Breaking the Bank

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We recommended All-on-4 implants to completely rejuvenate this patient's smile. Now he looks younger, feels more confident, and can eat all his favorite foods again.

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Los Algodones is often called Molar City because of the many dentists operating here. While this location is indisputably popular for medical tourism, not all offices offer the same level of quality. Dr. Valenzuela has a vast proven track record and offers advanced procedures such as All-on-4® implants

Our excellent care is of course matched by incredible affordability. A single dental implant at our office starts as low as $1,400. The same life-changing dental restoration in the United States will cost at least $3,000 and can even rise to around $5,000 at American dental practices. 

Take the first steps towards claiming the results you deserve. Request a consultation using our form or call

(928) 792-2156

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"My husband and I have now both had work done. What is the most impressive is it is a very busy practice and everyone is very friendly. I continue to refer people here and it is an easy drive from Palm Springs"
Eric Blad

Many Countries Offer Dentistry for Less WHY GO TO MEXICO?

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Mexico is currently the number one destination for medical and dental tourism. In fact, patients from the United States can expect to save 40 to 65 percent on their overall treatment costs when they undergo dental care at our Los Algodones practice.

Patients who have emigrated from Mexico may wish to return to their native country to undergo the medical or dental procedures they need, especially if they are facing a lengthy recovery. If you have family in Mexico or simply a desire to visit, this could be the perfect opportunity to receive the dental treatment you need while visiting a new location and enjoying all of the attractions that Mexico has to offer.

Let's Use a Specific Example Costa Rica vs. Los Algodones

The Central American nation Costa Rica is an emerging medical tourism destination. While this country does offer some of the same benefits available in Mexico, there are key advantages to visiting our dental office. Many of these apply regardless of which other country you are considering. 

Reach Us By Car

Costa Rice is more than 3,000 miles south of Los Algodones. Getting there by car would be an enormous expenditure of time and gas money that would take you through five different countries. Our practice is just 11 miles from Yuma, AZ. Many patients can drive to us from America, allowing them to use their car throughout their travels in Mexico.

Shorter Flight

Depending on where you are in the United States, a flight to reach our practice is significantly shorter than a flight to Costa Rice. For example, a one-way trip from Las Vegas to Yuma takes under 4.5 hours. A one-way flight from Las Vegas to San José, Costa Rica takes approximately 8.5 hours — nearly twice the time. 

Easier Communication

Mexico is estimated to have nearly 16 million English speakers. Costa Rica on the other hand is estimated to have just 400,000 total inhabitants who speak English. The percentage of Mexicans who speak English is also higher than in Costa Rica. The higher likelihood of English speakers here makes turning your medical tourism visit into a true vacation easier. 

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Send us a message or call us at (928) 792-2156 to experience affordable, life-changing dental care.

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Bob Vardigan


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All the staff were fantastic. Procedure went very well and everyone did an excellent job. Thank you so much!

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William Gerhart


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Dr. Valenzuela and his staff are a Godsend. My only regret is I didnt find him earlier. I just had my partials put in and they are beautiful.
I can't wait for four months for the permanent ones. Dr. Valenzuela is not only a great dentist but an " Artist".
Hands down 100% the BEST.

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Dental Tourist Checklist Preparing for Your Upcoming Dental Procedure in Mexico

Whether you live in Mexicali or further away, it's important to spend some time preparing. Before you embark upon a dental tourism trip, here are a few things you should do to make your journey a total success:
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Look at the Total Expenses

Have a good understanding of the treatment you're going to receive so that you know what the total cost will be. If you need a payment plan, our office can help you arrange one through a third-party financing company.

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Communicate with Us

Even if you're receiving treatment in Los Algodones, be sure to keep your dentist in the United States informed about your plans. Your doctor can work with Dr. Valenzuela by sharing X-rays and health records. This will help with continued care once you return home. 

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Plan for Recovery Time

While it may be tempting to take in the sights during a medical tourism trip, be sure you also allow for appropriate recovery time. Our Los Algodones dental team can tell you what to expect following your procedure.

What to Expect during Your Visit

Travel to Los Algodones

Book a flight or drive to Yuma, AZ. Los Algodones is located just a few miles west of Yuma. To get there, take the I-8 West to the Andrade exit, then head south about two miles. Park at the Quechan Tribe's parking lot and walk across the border.

Visit Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

Walk just a few meters south to our office, where you will be greeted by our friendly, English-speaking staff. To cater to the needs of dental tourism patients, we can perform most treatments on the same day.

Travel Back to the U.S.

To get back into the U.S. without any hassles, make sure to bring your passport, passport card, driver's license, or any other approved identification.

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Contact Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

If you live in Mexicali or anywhere you have access to a major airport and are looking for a dental clinic that offers affordable yet state-of-the-art dentistry, look no further than Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico. Our team uses the latest dental technology to deliver efficient, effective, and affordable dental care to patients from the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more about dental tourism or to schedule a visit to our dental practice, send us a message or call us:

(928) 792-2156

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" Excellent attention and treatment, without a doubt I highly recommend your dental services" César Prado

FAQs about Traveling to Mexico for Dental Work

Is it safe to travel to Los Algodones
for dental treatment?

Yes. Los Algodones is a friendly community with many tourist-facing stores, restaurants, and medical facilities. It is safe for medical tourists to visit. If you don't want to stay in Mexico overnight, our team can also arrange for a driver to transport you to and from your hotel in Yuma.

Do I have to speak Spanish to visit
a dental clinic in Mexico? 

No. Dr. Valenzuela and his team are fluent English speakers, so don't worry if you don't speak Spanish.

How much money will I save by getting dental work done in Mexico? 

Most patients at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center can expect to save anywhere from 40 to 65 percent on the cost of their dental treatment compared to how much they would pay in the U.S.

Is dental work in Mexico more affordable because it is of lower quality?

Absolutely not. Dr. Valenzuela has more training and more advanced technology than most U.S. dentists, so our dental care is consistently high-quality. However, the cost of living is much lower in Mexico compared to the U.S. and Canada, so dentists like Dr. Valenzuela can operate a dental practice with lower overhead and offer much more competitive prices on treatments.

Do I need to plan multiple visits to Los Algodones
to complete my treatment?

Not always. Dr. Valenzuela uses state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology to perform same-day dentistry. Many patients come to our office and leave with new dental restorations on the same day, while others may need multiple treatments to reach their desired results.

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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