If treatments from your local doctor are pricey, treatments from your local dentist can be downright outrageous. Here in America, a simple tooth filling for a cavity can run you $200-$300.
It’s no wonder that dental tourism to other countries has become so popular in the United States.
The most common destination is Latin American countries where the dentists often have the same amount of training, but will charge you a fraction of the price. The most common site for dental tourism is Ciudad Juarez, right over the Mexican border from Texas. Reputable dentists in
Juarez are easy to come by and will charge you a fraction of the price for your treatment. Dental tourism to Juarez has become so common that many offices will send a car to pick you up at the Mexican border. Just make sure you thoroughly research your dentist beforehand to make sure he’s qualified.
One final note: for a while, Juarez was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world thanks to the local drug violence. But that violence has largely petered out. Today relatively peace has returned to Juarez. But still, make sure you do your research before you go. You should also probably travel in a small group.