Inexpensive Dental Care Is Just Across the US-Mexico Border

Written by ClinicTrip on September 20, 2016

The cities of Los Algodones, Tijuana, and Nogales are well known as quick excursions into Mexico for fun food and souvenir shopping for Americans living near the border in California and Arizona. Now, many cross the border for high quality dental care at low prices.

With prices as much as 70% lower than U.S. dental care costs, many are choosing to walk across the border for implants, crowns and bridges, All-on-4, veneers, and root canals. The savings are not only attracting those who live near the border, but also those from across the U.S. since the flight and hotel costs along with the dental work is still an enormous discount.

Here are a few dental care options in each town to consider.

Los Algodones

Los Algodones is near Yuma, Arizona, and just a walk across the border puts you in the highest concentration of dental offices in the world. The town is safe and flooded each day with dental tourists seeking the quality care that the area offers.

Sani Dental Group

Sani Dental Group was founded in 1985 by D.D.S. Enrique Jimenez and is promoted as the most prestigious dental clinic in the area. It attracts patients from across the US and provides all major dental work with a price list on their website.

Other dentists include Dental Solutions Los Algodones, Castle Dental, and Alamo Dental Clinic.


Tijuana is now a city of nearly 1.7 million people and is one of the largest border crossings in the world. Just 45 minutes from San Diego, it has high quality dental care options. As a hub for dental tourists from southern California, it’s an affordable option.

Sam Dental

Sam Dental offers high quality care, per their website, and emphasizes honesty. Their services include dental implants, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. They also will pick patients up at San Diego International Airport and drive them across the border. The clinic is a member of the American Dental Association.

Other dentists include Dr. MEXICO Tijuana Dental Center and Smile Tijuana.


Nogales, Mexico, is just across the board from Nogales, Arizona, and about 45 minutes from Tuscon, Arizona. While it doesn’t have as many dentists as Los Algodones or Tijuana, it does attract many dental tourists from Arizona and is easy to access.

Dental Laser Nogales

Dental Laser Nogales, per their website, has been operating in Nogales for 15 years and offers an experienced team, excellent equipment, has their own laboratory, and all services are performed on site. They are bilingual and offer free diagnostics.

With the wide range of dental care options in these three cities across the US-Mexico border and with the large discounts compared to costs in the US, the dentists are worth considering.

Note: ClinicTrip does not endorse the dentists mentioned in this article and recommends that patients research all options and discuss with a physician before selecting any dentist in the U.S., Mexico, or abroad.