The streets of Mexican border towns are lined with pharmacies, dentists, physicians, nail and hair salons, street vendors, restaurants, bakeries, bars, shops, and more. The market area is on one main street in Nuevo Progreso and tourists are advised not to stray from it. There’s no need to. The street, which is about six blocks long has it all.

It’s a different experience visiting a dentist there. You just choose your dentist, walk in off the street, state your problem, and before you know it, you’re sitting in a dentist chair for an exam. Most of the practices have all of the specialists in one office, so there are dentists, dental surgeons, implant specialists, and denturists all available at once.

Most of the dentists are American trained and then they return home to Mexico to set up their practice. The office I chose was modern, clean, and efficient. Everyone spoke English and the entire experience was a positive one. I was completely taken aback with the price quote. What would have cost me two thousand dollars CDN plus taxes at home, was going to cost $120 USD taxes in and that included the exam! It was a no-brainer. In addition, my work was guaranteed for a year. Never once have I heard a dentist at home guarantee anything! I was able to get my work done that day and I was very pleased with the results.

“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”

Miguel de Cervantes