Frequently asked questions - Dental Vacation to Cancun
What you need from me to provide a detailed treatment plan?
We ask all patients to send as much corroborating information about their dental needs to us. This can include Xrays, scans, treatment plans and photos. While we try to provide as much information to you to provide accurate costs, treatment recommendations from the dental specialists, without any such information and a common question we get asked like "how much to fix my teeth" without any supporting information we can only provide treatment cost list.
Book an appointment with your local dental centre and have a full clinical evaluation and consultation, ask for X-rays and a scan to be taken and request all the information you are presented with about your case.
This initial Investment is just that, an Investment the benefits of this step in your dental journey is that you will have a up to date report on your Oral health and Immediate and future dental needs.
With this information you can then forward the images and X-rays / scans and treatment plans to us and we can have the dental team give a complete breakdown of treatments, costs, timelines and what to expect.
Do not accept treatment plans from dental clinics from only photos or old xrays
What is the best time to travel for my dental vacation?
There is never a better time to travel for your dental work than when you are ready, Cancun is a year round Vacation destination and hotels, flights and activities run year round, the clinic operates on average 50 weeks a year. So if you have a date in mind, get in touch and we will make sure there is space availbe with the dental team and block the space.
*COVID Updates - We continue to monitor the ever changing rules and regulations regarding Travel during 2021.
Officially Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have implemented the new safety measures for travelers that WTTC has recognized and approved through the Safe Travels stamp.” As described by WTTC, which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, the stamp is “specially designed to allow travelers to recognize governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols.” The stamp has been backed by independent authorities like the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Cancun is one of the only destinations to be given this stamp.
It is the travelers responsibility to keep up to date with all their travel plans and that of their country of residence and travel destination.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, governments across the globe have imposed various travel restrictions. These new travel restrictions may be imposed or amended with little warning. Please ensure you are aware of the latest, relevant travel restrictions prior to making a reservation and again before traveling.
United States Embassy Mexico Link - https://bit.ly/3oFp0N8
Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
Canadian Embassy Mexico Link - https://bit.ly/3oKemVs
Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.
These are now being enforced - Including Canadas new Flight cancellations / Quarantine for all international arrivals. Keep upto date on your country of Residence.
Do you help with Flights and hotels?
We do not help with flights as this is a detail best left to the individual, you know the best airport for you, the distance to travel and they type of service you require. We can help with hotel recommendations and do have certain preferential rates with local hotels. Again Cancun has over 220 hotels catering to different needs and desires, All Inclusive, Bed and breakfast, Beachside, Lagoon side, downtown. Most Reputable online travel agents and booking agents offer great deals on Flights and hotels.
* This is much more prelevant now with travel restrictions due to COVID-19 and the disruption to the tourism industry - The major hotels are doing everything possible to provide safe, sanitized and comfortable surroundings and are also lowering their prices to help those who are traveling have more options as well as rebooking, refund options.
We recommend booking through reuptable Travel portals and always check with the refund and cancellation / date change clauses.
Sanitization and sterilization (Covid-19)?
Introducing the next line of defense and peace of mind for our dental patients in Cancun
Our dental Specialists are the only dental Clinic in Cancun to count upon the latest air filtration technology based on research by NASA to add another level of sanitization to their clinical surroundings.
ReSPR technology does what no normal purification system can to continuously control fine air particles, airborne bacteria, VOCs and surface pathogens – safely
I have found the same treatments cheaper at another Cancun dentist?
Dental Destinations Cancun want to help you know how to choose your Cancun dentist using our ten plus years of first hand onsite experience through working and learning what it takes to provide the standards of dentistry and service that all patients deserve.
We aim to make sure you have the information to be Safe, Informed, Confident in your decision and above all satisfied with your Cancun dental vacation experience.
Marketing and promotions allow the very best perceptions about services and guarantees but often leave out important information or clauses until you have either made arrangements or are in the clinic.
Costs of Dentistry in Mexico can vary greatly, the one thing they have in Common is that they are a lot less than those in the United States and Canada. While you will want to make your dollar go further on your dental Vacation in Cancun Mexico is a good idea to be aware of certain cost variations from clinics to clinics.
Our Advice is
stay away from Cheap dentistry - Affordable is a different level completely
COSTS OF DENTISTRY
Which specialist will be performing the dental work?
This depends on your case and treatment needs, But we will have been presented the specialist for your case before hand and in most cases you will have spoken on the phone or skype.
Will I have transportation included for all my clinical appointments?
If we have pre arranged and pre approved confirmation yes, We will have a official Cancun - clinic company collect you from your hotel and bring you to the clinic and return after each set clinical appointment. We can even arrange airport collection and departures
*COVID due to the restrictions may limit where collections are eligable as well as the treatments undertaken.
How can I pay?
You pay directly to the clinic, The clinic accepts all major credit cards and debit cards (Inform your bank before you leave) the clinic does not accept travellers cheques, Discover card or personal cheques.
Payments are usually broken down each trip 70% and Final 30% on last appointment. They do not charge for work that has not been performed on that trip (In case you need to return for a second stage) it will be charged on that trip.
Cash payments in USD or MXN pesos is accepted
How many trips will I need to make?
This all depends on the treatments you need, Dental implant treatments do require at least 2 seperate visits over a determined time frame usually 4+ months.
This is why the pre planning and patient case information is vital to a successful dental vacation experience.
What if I need something out of clinic hours?
You will always have communication with our team and doctors 24 hours while undergoing work. We will be available to you when you need.
Will the dentist give me pain medication?
The dentist in charge will prescribe any necessary medications prior, during or after your treatment - After making sure you have no allergies or are taking any other types (If so you will have made them aware) It is a myth that in Mexico you can get any type of pain medication so if you believe you have a low tolerance for pain we recommend bringing your own (Check with customs what you can) The majority of dental treatments only require over the counter pain control and all medications will be explained prior.
What Guarantees are given by the clinic?
Each case is unique and each treatment specific to the patient, after evaluation and options the dentist will provide the you with the guarantees provided to your case. Prosthesis warantees, Surgical etc.
Why should I trust Dental Destinations Cancun
What can we say, In todays climate trust is a very hard commodity to come by and even more difficult to keep, but after 10+ Years dedicated to the patients dental Vacation Experiences here in Cancun and Riviera Maya we have worked hard for our reputation and providing Benefits for patients, We Pride ourselves on our empathy and learning and understanding about your situation and reasons for traveling.
But the decision will be 100% on you
Why Cancun, why Mexico?
There are many statistics that show why people are choosing to travel abroad for their dental work and why Mexico is the preferred dental destination year on year, and Cancun specificaly to be provided with more affordable dental solutions performed efficiently, affordably and professionally.
WHY CANCUN MEXICO
What should I consider?
It is a sincere promise from the dental team here in Cancun that will attend your case and treat you, to always strive to do excellent work and perform procedures that are decided professionally and on clear and sound diagnoses to be the best course, offering Optimal solutions for your needs and Oral health. No one, especially the dentists wants a dental treatment not to be successful, but dentistry is not an exact science and even in the most skillful of hands and detailed treatment plans, not all turn out exactly as planned.
CONSIDERATIONS OF DENTISTRY IN CANCUN
Will there be any communication barrier
Absolutely not, the specialists and International patient support team all speak English,Spanish andeven some specialists speak French
Can my companion accompany me during the appointment ?
Yes we actively encourage patients to travel with a companion, and we especially encourge patients undergoing Sedation dentistry to have a companion with them. *Certain restrictions maybe put in place due to COVID-19 but we will make all patients aware prior.
What happens if I decide not to go ahead with the treatments once I am there?
We would never want a patient to go ahead with any dental work they are not 100% comfortable with. So if after being at the clinic you decide you do not want to go ahead with work we will completely respect your decision.
Will my diet be affected after treatments?
Some dental Implant and Oral rehabilitations in Cancun Mexico will require a complete dietary change and for a longer period, Many require a patient post surgery have only a liquid diet for 2 weeks to a month and then on to a soft diet and gradually progressing to a normal balanced diet when you feel comfortable. We will assist the specialists to provide such dietary information changes pre surgery.
Will the costs of treatments change, are there any hidden charges?
No , all treatments have set costs and prices and you will be aware of them beofre any treatments are started. There are no hidden costs and we pride ourselves on the transparent nature of the dental treatments we along with the clinic present.
I have another Question?
We know there are literally hundreds of questions you may have, thats what we are here for and if you do not see a question you want answering - Simply send us an email and we will give you our best answer.
How long should I book in advance?
We askthat if you are wanting an appointment with the specialists you give us as much "heads up" notice about your planned travel dates as possible. This just allows us to block the specialists schedules and ensure your case is in the system and all necessary logistics are set in place.
But if you found a great deal on a flight and hotel and need an appointment in a couple of days time - Let us know so we can work our magic and get it set and bblocked.