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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Los Algidones: Dental Tourism in Mexico

Aloha Everyone,

Driving on I-8, several miles south of Yuma, Arizona, J.J. and I noticed billboard after billboard advertising dental services in Mexico catered to Americans.

Los Algidones was once a small agricultural town. Today the town is one of the fastest growing dental tourism destinations in Baja California. According to the town's directory, there are  over 350 dentists which equates to having more square feet of dental offices than any other place in Mexico.

Los Algidones promotes its dental services in four fronts:

1.  Cost - about 70% to 75% less than in the United Sates.

2.  Location - just two exits from Yuma, AZ and within 10 minutes walking distance from the US - Mexico border.

3.  Easy to obtain appointments.

4.  Guarantee satisfaction - Dentists stand behind their work as their practice depends upon referral business all from the US.

Back in San Diego, J.J. and I stopped by at a " hole in a wall " Mexican food take-out place. Kento (left) is from Okinawa and Yuki (right) is from Osaka, Japan. The students are in San Diego to study English. The Mexican food was authentic and excellent.

Aloha -- Cathi