Been to Clear Choice but getting 2nd opinion in Mexico

2 months ago I got the expert advice of Clear Choice on dental implants. I told them up front that I am going to get a second opinion and the room went silent for about a minute. So I know there is no need to ask them for any additional information. I thought dentists or any real professional for that matter are supposed to welcome you to get a second opinion. I know things are a little different in Mexico but what should I look for to know if I am getting quality care? Thanks. Lil

Lil – Getting dental work outside of the U.S. is tempting. When you get your second opinion for Clear Choice, you will find that the cost of dental implants in Mexico is less expensive. But it should be. Insurance, labor, lab costs, office leasing expenses, and more are less expensive in Mexico. But government regulations are less exacting too, which often translates into a decline in the quality of dental implants you receive.

Dentists who complete their education in Mexico and desire to practice dentistry in the U.S. require an additional two years of dental school training in the U.S. They must also pass state and national board examinations.

If you decide to receive dental implants abroad, consider the qualifications of the provider, including his or her training and experience. Ask for information on the type of implants that will be used, as well as the quality. Get information on follow-up appointments and how issues will be addressed if they occur after implant surgery and throughout the healing process.

We recommend that you find a skilled implant dentist in your area from whom you can receive a second opinion. Cost of dental implants should be secondary to choosing quality treatment from a skilled implant dentist.

This post is sponsored by Naperville board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.