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Dental Tourism In Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana is a metropolitan city in Mexico, sharing its border with San Diego, California. Get dental work done in Tijuana, Mexico with the added benefit of a relaxing holiday.

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It’s cosmopolitan nature and proximity to the United States make it a melting pot of cultures. Tijuana has been rated eighth best site to visit by the New York Times (2017).[1]Visit Mexico
Tijuana Baja California
“Tijuana has been recommended by the New York Times as the eighth best site to visit in 2017….”
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Cost Comparison (USD)
Treatment US Tijuana Savings (%)
Titanium Implant $2,500 $899 64%
All on 4 Implants $24,000 $8,250 65%
Porcelain Crown $1,200 $595 50%
Zirconia Crown $1,500 $595 60%
PFM Crown $800 $395 51%
Removable Denture $2,500 $595 76%
Snap-on dentures $3,000 $899 70%
Acrylic dentures full/partial $850 $395-685 47%
Porcelain Veneer $1,400 $595 57%
Root Canal $1,500 $450 70%
Invisalign $6,500 $4,535 30%
ZOOM Whitening $499 $250 50%

Top Dental Clinics

Av de la Amistad 1305, Col. Federal, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Smile Builders, Tijuana

Best dental clinic in Tijuana.

Av. Revolución 993 Col. Zona Centro 22000 Tijuana, Mexico

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Why is Dental Work Cheaper in Tijuana?

Dental work in Tijuana costs much lesser due to

  • Clinic operating costs are lesser
  • Lower cost of living [2]International Living
    Cost of living in Mexico
    “But whatever their initial remarks may include, they all agree: Your money buys more south of the border…and that makes for decidedly comfortable living….”
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  • Conversion rate of dollar

You can save between upto 70% on your dental work, in Tijuana.

Dental Training in Tijuana

  • The undergraduate dental course consists of 4-5 years of training.
  • Dental students need to take up government examinations to graduate.
  • They need to complete a year of service at government hospitals and areas.
  • They then receive a D.D.S degree and a dental licence number.[3]Oral Health: Dental Education in Mexico
    Dental Licence and Practice
    “They then receive a D.D.S. degree and dental license number (professional number). All dentists in Mexico must be registered with the Ministry of Health to be able to officially practice dentistry after graduation…”
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  • There are also many post-graduate specialization courses recognized by the Ministry of Education.[4] Uni Rank
    Autonomous University of Baja California
    “Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. …”
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  • Dentists from our partner clinic in Tijuana have specializations from Autonomous University of Baja California- recognized by Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico.

Why choose DentaVacation?

  • Dentavacation is an online repository of renowned dental clinics and hospitals around the world.
  • A unit of the US-based Medical Tourism Corporation, over 14+ years, Dentavacation has successfully helped medical and dental tourists achieve their health goals.
  • We screen clinics for quality and affordability and then partner with them.
  • We provide personalized assistance for all your dental needs.

Partner Dental Clinics in Tijuana

Smile Builders, Tijuana

Smile Builders® is our partner dental clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. It houses more than 18 experienced and specialized dentists.

  • Located just 2.5 miles from the US border, Smile Builders® offers flexible appointments.
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art technology like CEREC CAD/CAM, the clinic also accepts most US PPO dental insurance policies for payment.
    To know more about Smile Builders, Tijuana, click here.

Dental Brush in Tijuana

Dental Brush, Tijuana is a multispeciality dental clinic providing personalised dental care.

Dental Brush- Dental Clinic in Tijuana


Dr Emmanuel J. Leon, DDS the chief dentist has specialized qualifications from Mexican and Canadian Universities.

The clinic uses the latest technology like CEREC and laser and follows recommendations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and Environment Protection Agency.

For more information, visit our page Dental Brush.

Dental Tourism in Tijuana

Tijuana is a modern city showcasing the rich Mexican culture. You can drive down for a day trip or fly to TIJ (Tijuana International Airport). There are buses and taxis from the airport to the rest of the city.

Did You Know?

Tijuana is the most visited border city in the world.[5]Conde Nast Traveller
Tijuana: A Bustling Border City
“With a shared border along San Diego, and with Los Angeles nearby, it is the most-visited border city in the world. It’s known for its vibrant culinary scene…”
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Places to visit in Tijuana

Tijuana Cultural Center

CECUT: Dental Tourism in Tijuana, Mexico
  • CECUT as its known, promotes art and culture through programs and shows.
  • Houses a museum, theatre space, performances, exhibits, an aquarium, and a garden as well.

Playas de Tijuana

Playas de Tijuana
  • This beachside boardwalk is famous for cafes and bars.
  • There is also live music with dancing.
  • Surfers also come here to catch waves.

Avenida Revolucion

  • A tourist avenue with world class restaurants, shops, bars, and craft ware.
  • Click a picture with the unique zebradonkey (a donkey painted with zebra stripes).

El Popo Market

  • A Mexican market with fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, pottery, and candles.

Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

  • A beautiful and old catholic cathedral
  • Has multiple masses throughout the day

Is Dental Tourism Safe in Tijuana?

Although there may be reports of theft and gang wars in Tijuana, with proper planning and following safety measures, one can have a safe trip. Our partner clinic is located just 12 minutes from the border. Some safe and nearby hotel options include:

  • Quartz Hotel
  • Hotel City Express Plus
  • Hotel Lucerna

While in Tijuana or any foriegn place, please follow caution. Some safety measures are mentioned below:

  • Tourists are encouraged not to flash valuables and use app-based cab services for travel, like Uber.
  • Pickpockets may distract using kids selling flowers. Be aware.
  • The US Department of State restricts visit to the states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas [6]. Also, avoid the Calle Coahuila (Red Light District) area.
  • Although, there are no restrictions on tourist places in Tijuana.

Safety Parameters:

While checking for the safety of dental treatment in Tijuana, you can cross-check these parameters:

  • Qualification and dental licence of treating dentist
  • Appropriate experience
  • If the clinic hosts the latest technology and equipment
  • Sterilization procedures followed in the clinic
  • If the team follows international protocols like that of ADA and FDA
  • Cross check via patient testimonials

Emergency Numbers while in Tijuana: 911

US Consulate General in Tijuana
Address: Paseo de las Culturas s/n, Mesa de Otay, Delegación Centenario C.P. 22425, Tijuana, Baja California
Phone: (664) 977-2000

Travel Tips:

  • It is mandatory to carry your passport.
  • Enrol to the Smart Traveler Enroller Program to receive security alerts and location services.
  • Book your hotel close to the clinic for ease of travel.
  • Wear comfortable shoes while going to sight see.
  • Drink packaged drinking water- carry a bottle with you when you go touring.
  • Shopping complexes and some shops have restrooms- they may charge a small sum for usage.
  • Do try the famous ‘fish tacos’ in Tijuana.
  • Currency: Pesos
  • Language: Spanish

Some common phrases that will help you in Tijuana:

  • Good morning- Buenos días
  • Say Buenas tardes for Good afternoon
  • Good evening- Buenas noches
  • Please- Por favor
  • Thank you- Gracías
  • How much does it cost? – Cuánto cuesta?

For more information on dental tourism in Tijuana, Contact us!

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