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Mexican Dentists Are Dancing In The Streets Over Obama Health Care.
By David de Los Angeles Cabo writer
Need a root canal but waiting for Obama Care? Don't get too excited as the Obama Health Care Plan does not make dental care more affordable. And the press has been mum about this.
Reality check: It's business as usual for American dentists and a root canal will still set you back the price of a plane ticket to London.
Here's what you get with the new Obama 'No' Dental Care plan:
Millions of dollars in oral hygiene education, fluoridation and federal subsidies for dental schools. So what! Millions of uninsured AND insured Americans will still be unable to afford expensive dental treatments such as root canals, crowns, veneers, implants, cosmetic dental makeovers etc.
Most American insurance plans will pay for one root canal or crown a year. What if you are 55 years old and need 10 or 20 crowns? Do you have to wait 20 years for the insurance company to pay at the rate of one crown per year as the policy allows? Crowns and root canals run $350-500usd in Mexico versus $800-3,000 (at fancy clinics) in the US.
Americans and Canadians who need an entire new set of crowns including some root canals, and an implant or two, can spend upwards of $50-$75,000 on a cosmetic dental makeover. With a dentist in Cabo or Tijuana Mexico the cost is around $15-20,000 with the dentist ordering the same materials from the same catalogues American dentists order from.
Patients visit Cabo Mexico dentists to save on crowns and have a great vacation at the same time…
Mexican dental clinics have seen a surge in big treatment patients since the economic crisis began as prices for dental care in Mexico are substantially less than in the USA. ”We are seeing patients who just have their implant bases put in and cannot afford the crowns to complete their treatments by their American dentist back home,” says Cabo Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Guillermo Limon. “Now, they come to Cabo to complete the work and lay on the beach between appointments.”
Unaffordable American dentists are closing clinics…
The Board Certified Mexico Dentist Association membership has grown with more certified dentists in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Tijuana and while adding 2 member clinics in Cabo to handle the increased demand this past year. They are doing this while American dentists are closing clinics for lack of patients as American patients cut back on expenses and employers on benefits.
Many Mexican dentists and tourism industry executives are seeing dental tourism as a new facet of Mexico’s tourism industry. Antonio Duran, marketing manager for the Tesoro Resort on the Cabo San Luca marina says his resort is trying to find more niche markets like dental tourists. “We especially appreciate medical and dental tourists as they stay in our hotel 1 to 2 weeks versus only 3.5 days for the average tourist.”
People spend more on dentistry than any other type of healthcare according to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. But, who needs a healthcare insurance plan that does not cover what most people need most often, and at an affordable price?
Smile, you’re going to see your new dentist in Mexico. Don’t forget your passport, swimsuit and sun bloc.
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