Interviewing your dentist in Cancun, Asking the right Questions will make the world of difference

If you are researching dental clinics and specialists in Cancun please add these questions as part of your clinic interviewing process, this will help you have Information that you can refer back to if you chose a specific one, based on their promises and answers.  

The clinic will want to ask you lots of questions as well so while you have a responsibility to provide accurate information about your case and needs,  being better prepared with the below questions will let you know how well prepared and knowledgeable the people and clinic you will be dealing with are.


Although many of these questions to be answered correctly and professionally will require you to provide corresponding information about your dental case, certain questions do not,

Dental Destinations Cancun always strongly recommend that you invest in and visit a local dental healthcare provider for a clinical evaluation so you will have a reasonable and educated idea on the type of dental work you are in need of, and with the consultation you will have the necessary imaging that you can share with clinics you are interested in. 




  • Which specialist will be performing the dental work / surgery and what are their qualifications and experience?

  • Will the Specialist be able to understand me, will there be any communication barrier?

  • Are there any additional treatments that may be needed and could increase the cost quoted? 

  • Will I need to take medications / Pain management medication after?

  • Do I need to bring anything specific with me on my appointments?

  • Which dental clinic or facility will the treatments be performed?

  • Will I have transportation included for all clinical appointments?

  • What happens if I have an emergency and the clinic is closed?

  • Will the treatment plan require more than 1 visit to Cancun? if so how many

  • What happens if a treatment fails?

  • What happens if I decide not to go ahead with the treatments once I am there?

  • Do you have the necessary equipment and technology to perform my treatments?

  • What are your sterilization protocols?

  • Can my companion accompany me during the appointment and or surgery? 

  • Will my diet be affected after, if so what will be the diet plan or options and will I need to take any extra precautions?

  • Any restrictions after the treatments / Surgery? 

  • Does the clinic accept dental insurance?

  • What Payments do the clinic accept?

  • What initial payment is expected 50 - 50 , 70 - 30, 100% on the first appointment and treatment acceptance? 

  • Who will follow up with me after treatment, who can I contact if I have any questions or doubts?

And during the Interview stage either by email and telephone communication or in clinic visit , pay attention to the little details. After your questions have been answered satisfactorily ask to have them in writing - even better if these are sent in an email. 


Positive signals - Certain signs when in contact with a clinic or patient management team that show a real interest and understanding of traveling for dental work


PUNCTUAL - Polite , Punctual responses

INFORMATIVE - Information that is relevant to you and your questions,

COMMUNICATION - Easily understood emails and calls non scripted, personalized attention

REALISTIC - Specialists provide realistic treatment options and descriptions with the Pros and Cons of treatment recommendations

UNDERSTANDING - Understanding this is new to you, understanding your concerns and goals and wanting to be part of your success 




Red Flags - Certain signs when in contact with a dental clinic or patient management team that may raise little red flags or even when at the clinic



HARD SELL - Never feel pressured into booking an appointment or starting a treatment if not 100% Comfortable

PAYMENTS - Do not pay upfront for services 

PRESSURE- Feeling pushed or rushed into making a decision

IRRELEVANT - If the destination is promoted more than the dentistry. We all know Cancun is Sunny, you know the beaches are beautiful, but what about the dentistry

CHARGES - The treatment(s) that has been agreed upon suddenly have increased in cost dramatically

CONFIDENCE - If you feel you cannot ask as many questions as you may want or feel you are bothering the specialist or staff then you should reevaluate  

UNEXPECTED CHANGES - The specialist performing your work is changed before or on your arrival without prior notification and agreement

TRUST - Multiple Negative online reviews - and at the same time having  100% positive but unverified reviews

NAME - If the the clinic you visit has a different name to the clinic you initially have had contact with.



Dental Destinations Cancun wants to make sure you have the necessary information and tools to make your dental vacation to Cancun a success and connect to professional, reputable d=Cancun dentists. 

We are set and ready to help get your dental work and dental Vacation to Cancun underway

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