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Dental Tourism In Playa del Carman, Mexico

Dental work in Playa del Carmen is as popular as the picturesque view of the Caribbean Sea from the city. Located in the state of Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen is often the preferred choice of many looking to combine a vacation with dental work.

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Cost of Dental Works in Playa del Carman

The cost of dental treatment in Playa del Carman helps you save approximately 70% of the cost than in the USA. This is true for almost all the dental services.

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ProcedurePlaya del CarmenU.S.A/CanadaAustralia
Implant (Single Tooth)$790-$1,290$4,800-$6,500$2,100-7,000
Crown (Same Day)$180-$600$1,300-$2,500$1,300-$2,000
Root Canal Treatment$220-$250$2,000$280-780
Porcelain Veneer$350$2,000$900-$2,000
Teeth Whitening$150-$200$900$900-$1200
Tooth Extraction$130-350$200$500-$600
Composite Filling$45$250-$4500$200-$350
*Prices are subject to change

Why Choose Playa del Carmen?

The idea of a dental vacation in Playa del Carmen is quite popular among Americans and Canadians. Affordable pricing, good quality treatment, and close proximity are some of the reasons why they opt for dental care in Playa del Carmen.

The cost of dental work in Playa del Carmen is much less than the US and Canada. However, the quality of care remains the same as in their home country.

  • Top-quality dental care at state-of-the-art clinics
  • Best English-speaking dentist in Playa del Carmen
  • Affordable cost of dental care
  • Close proximity from Cancun International Airport
  • Plenty of leisure options to explore

Is Dental Work in Playa del Carmen Safe?

Vacation travel to Playa del Carmen is safer than most global tourism destinations.[1]Everything Playa del Carmen
Dangers and safety in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
“Playa Del Carmen, Mexico has been safe place especially compared to other tourist destinations or even where you might live.”
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Dentavacation chosen partner clinic in Playa del Carmen follows the best practices in the field of dentistry.

Dental care in Playa del Carmen is safe because of the following reasons:

  • Best dentists in Playa del Carmen hold rich experience ranging from 5 to 30 years
  • All dental work comes with a 2-year warranty
  • Visitors can book shared or private airport pick up 48 hours before arrival for safe transfer to the hotel
  • Dentists in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, are trained from prestigious universities in South Korea and the U.S.A
  • Availability of safe lodging services close to the clinic
  • Attentive and personalized care in a relaxing environment that ensures fast recovery


How to Check Safety of Dental Work in Playa del Carmen?

You should seek answers to the following questions as you plan a dental vacation in Playa del Carmen:

  • Does the clinic follow sterilization and disinfection protocol?
  • What is the minimum warranty on dental work?
  • Is the clinic accredited by the American Dental Association, Medical Tourism Association, or Mexican Council of Medical Tourism?
  • Is in-house laboratory and equipment available?
  • What is the dental surgery team size?
  • What are the additional assistance/services that international travellers receive (local transport, internet access, waiting room, etc)?
  • Does the clinic use the latest technology in dentistry?

Advantages of Dental Care in Playa del Carmen

Latest technology

Laser dentistry, Cad Cam technology, digital panoramic X-ray

Affordable cost

Tourists may save as much as 60 to 80 per cent on all major dental work


Availability of team with different roles across branches of dentistry

Fair pricing

The pricing list for all procedures is publicly available

Worldwide famous brands

World-famous Straumann and Nobel Biocare to pocket-friendly MIS and BHI Shark

Treatment Guarantee

Partner clinic offers a 2-year warranty on all dental work

Variety of payment options

Clinic accepts cash, traveler’s checks, money orders, and credit cards

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Dentavacation partner clinic in Playa del Carmen offers treatment across different branches of dentistry:

  • Laser dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental implantology
  • Root canal treatment

The hospital in Playa del Carmen is a part of the largest dental group in Los Algodones, Baja California. There is a team of 30 dental specialists across three branches in Mexico. They primarily serve patients from the U.S.A and Canada. A team of 2 or 3 specialists provides dental care in Playa del Carmen, as per the requirement.

How to Reach Playa del Carmen from Cancun?

Playa del Carmen ranks third in the list of best places to visit in Mexico.[2]US News & World Report
Why go to Playa del Carmen
“#3 in Best Places to Visit in Mexico”
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The best way to reach Playa del Carmen is to reach Cancun International Airport (CUN). It is the nearest international airport, about 45 minutes away.

  • Non-stop flight duration from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston is around 2 to 4 hours.
  • Direct flight duration from Sydney and Melbourne in Australia is around 16-18 hours.

From Cancun, either of the following modes of transportation is available:

  • Clinic’s shuttle service
  • Local bus, which takes about 45 minutes to reach Playa del Carmen
  • A standard or deluxe taxi, which is fairly inexpensive

In Playa del Carmen, different modes of transportation are available to get around the city. Car rentals, buses, taxis, motorcycles or collectivos are commonly available.

Connectivity to Cozumel Island

Cozumel is a popular underwater marine park. It gained popularity after a Frenchman declared it as one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas of the world. [3]Everything Playa del Carmen
Cozumel Island tour
“Cozumel was a sleepy little fishing community until 1961, when a Frenchman by the name of Jacques Cousteau declared Cozumel one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas of the world. Since that time Cozumel has become an underwater marine park. You will be able to see over 250 species of tropical fish, sea turtles and other amazing sea life.”
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From Cancun

Cozumel Island has its own Cozumel International Airport (CZM). There is a direct flight that operates between CUN and CZM, with a duration of 15 minutes.

Otherwise, travellers can reach Playa del Carmen and take a ferry to reach Cozumel Island.

From Playa del Carmen

Getting between Cozumel Island and Playa del Carmen is extremely easy. Mexico Water Jets, Barcos Caribe, and Ultramar are the three companies that offer a ferry ride for easy transfer. The ferry ride takes about 45 minutes.

Dental Care in Cozumel Island

Cozumel dentists are as popular as the underwater paradise itself. The quality of dental work in Cozumel is extremely good.

Cozumel dentists provide high-quality dental work at affordable costs as you enjoy your dental vacation. Some of the dental treatments include dental implants, crowns, whitening, extraction, prosthesis, and much more.

Visa Requirements for Playa del Carmen

All travelers to Mexico are required to have a valid passport. A visa is required by all except those who obtain a Tourist Card from the airlines or at the port of entry. The Mexican Consulate also issues a Tourist Card. [4]MexicoCity.com
Visa requirements
“A Visa is required by all except those who obtain a Tourist Card (“Forma Migratoria Múltiple,” previously referred to as an FMT) for the tourism purpose from their airline on direct flights, at the port of entry, or from the Mexican Consulate before travelling. “
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  • Visitors can apply for a Tourist Card online at Mexico’s National Immigration Institute
  • Alternatively, they can fill the form for Tourist Card while reserving airline tickets
  • Tourist Card must be stamped at the immigration for it to be valid

Travelers from the U.S.A and Canada do not require a Mexican visa as long as their stay does not extend beyond 180 days.

All foreign visitors holding a valid visa for the following countries do not require a Mexican visa to enter the country[5]Relaciones Exteriores
Visitors who do not require a visa, with a stay up to 180 days
“All foreign visitors, regardless of their nationality, traveling to Mexico for tourism, business or in transit to another destination, are exempt from presenting a Mexican visa as long as they have a valid visa issued by any the following countries: Canada, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area.”
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  • U.S.A
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • The United Kingdom
  • Any of the Schengen countries

Patient Review for Dental Work in Mexico

Patient Testimonial for Sani Dental Group- Cancun Rivera-Playa del Carman

Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is the best destination for someone who likes beaches. People can visit the Mayan archeological zones while practicing some aquatic activities.[6]Man Everywhere
Travel to Playa del Carmen – The Ultimate Guide 2019
“If you are looking for a unique destination for your next vacation to Mexico, where you can visit paradisiacal beaches, practice aquatic activities, visit Mayan archeological zones, ecotourism, summer weather all year round and great cultural diversity, Playa del Carmen is the perfect destination for you.”
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Playa del Carmen is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico. Located 68 km south of Cancun, this town is known for some of the best resorts in the Riviera Maya stretch of the Caribbean coastline.

Playa Mamitas- Dental works in Playa Del Carma

Playa Mamitas

Playa Mamitas is the most beautiful beach featuring several restaurants and bars along the coastline.

Founders Park

The park features the sculpture Portal Maya. It is a perfect afternoon visit destination where you can get pictures clicked with families and friends.

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Playa del Carmen offers access to some of the best diving spots in the Western Hemisphere. It may cost around $55 for a one tank ocean dive[7]U.S. News and World Report
Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
“Dive costs and equipment fees vary by company, but expect dives to start around $55 for a one tank ocean dive.”
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is a sacred site that was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula[8]UNESCO
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
“The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán.”
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. It is about 2-hours away from Playa del Carmen but is a must-visit place for someone interested in stone monuments and artistic works.

Tips to Remember

  • Playa del Carmen is warm. Therefore, carry clothing that allows you to remain cool and comfortable.
  • Always use banks or authorized people at clinics to exchange currency.
  • Keep an insect repellent on a trip to the nearby places.
  • Arrange your airport pick up beforehand in association with the clinic for a hassle-free arrival.
  • It is illegal in Mexico to charge anything above the price mentioned on the menu. Therefore, examine your restaurant bills carefully.
  • If you like liquor, try the Mayan version made from honey and herbs called Xtabentun.
  • Always remember that “M” written on a bathroom door stands for Mujeres, which means Women.
  • Mexican food is amazing even though it may not be the healthiest. Make sure to indulge in street food only a limited number of times.
  • Always prefer to pay in local currency, Pesos, rather than in Dollars. ATMs in Playa del Carmen let you withdraw Pesos. Also, hotels with a “Casa de Cambio” sign outside have a dedicated currency exchange booth.
  • Here are a few words in Spanish, which will help you during the trip:

Si (Yes)
Por favor (Please)
Gracia (Thank you)
Mi nombre es (My name is)
Una ronda más (One more round)
Buenos días (Good morning)
Adios (Goodbye)
Mucho gusto (Nice to meet you)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for my dental vacation in Playa del Carmen?

How you can pay for dental work in Playa del Carman depends on whether your insurance. You should check if it covers the expenses of dental procedures abroad. If it does, then check with the clinic if they have a direct tie-up with the insurance provider. Else, you can claim the reimbursement later. If the insurance does not cover dental treatment abroad, you can pay in cash or through cards.

Where can I stay during a dental vacation in Playa del Carmen?

For your dental vacation in Playa del Carmen, it is recommended that you stay in Playacar due to the safety it offers to tourists and the exclusiveness. The dental clinic usually offers lodging services with preferential rates. The recommended hotels include City Express Suites, Wyndham Garden Hotels, and The Reef 28, Playa del Carmen.

Is sedation offered during dental treatment?

All candidates receive local anaesthesia injection before the procedure for a painless experience. However, if you need sedation, you can discuss it with the dental team and they will arrange it.

What dental procedures are the most famous in Mexico?

Travellers from the U.S.A, Canada, and other countries come to Mexico for all types of dental procedures. Some of these procedures include dental implants, crowns, dentures, veneers, and bridgework. Teeth whitening in Playa del Carmen is also popular.

Is the quality of dental work in Playa del Carmen the same as the U.S.A?

Yes, the quality of dental work in Playa del Carmen is the same as the U.S.A. The cost, however, is at least 70 to 80 per cent less as compared to the U.S.A. The specialists receive their training in some of the most prestigious institutes around the world.

How to book an appointment with the best English speaking dentist in Playa del Carmen?

You can contact us on the credentials given below and let us know the preferred day of the appointment. We will get back to you with a confirmation.

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