FAQ – International Dental Services


In most cases, 1 to 3 days. It is very important to be careful about the fit and finish of your dental work, and this requires some time to get it right. We will confirm the amount of time required for your procedure prior to confirmation of your appointment.
The patient is, perhaps, even safer in Mexico than in the U.S. Medical malpractice is controlled by four different mechanisms here in Mexico, three of which are free of charge, while in the U.S. you’re limited to private attorneys and complaints to the ADA.

1. A dentist’s education costs less in Mexico than in the United States or Canada.
2. Rents are lower in Mexico
3. Cost of living in Mexico is low.
4. Overhead costs are low
5. Most supplies cost less in Mexico. The exact same medication, by brand names like Pfizer, Glaxo, Bayer, Merck, Smith Kline, and others, sells for up to 90% less than US prices, due to trade agreements between various countries.
6. Taxes are low.
7. Little or no professional association fees.
8. Dental lab fees are low.

All IDS dentists use an autoclave to clean all dental equipment, and sterilizing cleaners on all surfaces. An autoclave is a sterilizer that uses steam and pressure to completely kill all possible contaminates, and is the accepted standard of sterilization in dental offices in the US, Canada and other countries. They are quite expensive to buy and operate, and not every dentist in Mexico has one, or uses it professionally.
Many dentists in Mexico provide cosmetic dentistry, you can have a Hollywood smile, for less!
Mexico offers some of the greatest travel experiences in the world, and as the U.S. State Department says, “millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year.”  If you can go to Texas, New Orleans, Orlando or the Bahamas, you can certainly go to Mexico.