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Dental work in Cali, Colombia

Cali or Santiago de Cali is the third-largest city in Colombia and one of the oldest cities in South America.  Dental work in Cali is a perfect balance of high quality, easy access, and low cost.

Cali is also called “A Branch of Heaven.” It attracts visitors from all over the world.[1]Colombia Co What should I visit in Cali? Basic guide to the salsa capital “…The city, known as “A Branch of Heaven”, offers salsa classes, ecotourism and nightlife. One of Colombia’s principal urban, industrial and cultural centers, the vibrant city of Cali attracts visitors throughout the year from across the world…” View in Article

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Cali city is the capital of western Colombia. It is also one of Colombia’s principal urban, industrial, and cultural centers. Cali is the only city in Colombia with access to the Pacific coast and has a population of 2.7 million. [3]BBC Colombia’s buzzing comeback city “…As the only city in Colombia with access to the Pacific Coast (via Buenaventura, a port town 115km to the north-west), Cali has a unique history and flavour.Only one in 20 visits Santiago de Cali, or Cali for short, a hot, vibrant, buzzing city of 2.7 million in the valley of the Cauca River in the country’s south…” View in Article

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Cali has won the Best South America´s Leading Cultural City Destination in the World Travel Awards 2019.[2]Wolrd Travel Awards South America’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2019 “…Santiago de Cali, Colombia wins South America´s Leading Cultural City Destination 2019 Award..” View in Article

Cost of Dental Work in Cali, Colombia

Even after considering travel and other costs, the dental price in Colombia is less than half of the U.S’s price.[5]Colombia Living Colombia: High Quality Major Dental For Less Than Half Of The Price ! “…Colombia has some of the best dentists in the world – highly trained and experienced, with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology and use the finest materials and protocols – the exact same ones your dentist in the US, Canada or Europe uses.The only difference is the cost even after considering travel and other costs is less than 1/2 of the cost in the US…” View in Article

Cost Comparison (USD)
Titanium Implant$2,500$2,150$695-795
All on 4 Implants$24,000$17,000$6,300-6,900
Porcelain Crown$1,200$1,100$400-750
Complete Dentures$1,300$1,400$490
Root Canal$2,000$835$125-220


The above table shows that the price of dental treatment in Cali, Colombia saves nearly 70% of your money. This is in comparison to the prices in the USA and Canada.

Cali is one of the major drivers for the increase in Colombian tourism.[6]Medium.com Colombian Tourism | Architectural Wonders Around Cali, Colombia “…Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in Colombian tourism, and Cali is one of the major drivers of that…” View in Article

Why Choose Dental Tourism in Cali, Colombia?

There are multiple reasons why you should choose dental tourism in Cali, Colombia. These are:

Potential Savings

The cost of living in Colombia is the lowest in South America.[7]CNBC Of all the best places to retire in the world … none are in the US “…What’s more, Colombia boasts beautiful areas where the cost of living is the lowest you’ll find anywhere in South America…” View in Article
This means little overhead costs, which results in up to 70% savings in dental treatments.

High Standards of Care

  • Colombia has a robust health care system. Moreover, Cali is one of Colombia’s top-rated cities for healthcare.[8]International Living Cali: The Salsa Capital of the World “…Cali is one of Colombia’s highest-rated cities for healthcare, and that’s saying something…” View in Article
  • Colombia’s healthcare ranks higher than advanced economies like New Zealand.[8]International Living Cali: The Salsa Capital of the World “…Colombia ranks higher than advanced economies like New Zealand, Israel, and the United States…” View in ArticleThe WHO has ranked Colombian health care higher than the U.S. and Canada.[9]WHO MEASURING OVERALL HEALTH SYSTEM PERFORMANCE FOR 191 COUNTRIES “…WHO has ranked Colombian health care higher than the U.S. and Canada..” View in Article
  • Consequently, this level of quality also extends to Colombia’s dental care.

Best Dentists

Colombia has some of the best dental professionals in the world. The Colombian dentists are highly trained and experienced, with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology. They use the finest materials and protocols, the same as the dentist in the US, Canada, or Europe uses.[5]Colombia Living Colombia: High Quality Major Dental For Less Than Half Of The Price ! “…Colombia has some of the best dentists in the world – highly trained and experienced, with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology and use the finest materials and protocols – the exact same ones your dentist in the US, Canada or Europe uses…” View in Article

Friendly Country

  • According to a survey of over 180 countries by InterNations, Colombia is the 8th friendliest country in the world.[10]World Population Review Friendliest Countries 2020 “…According to a survey of over 180 countries by InterNations, Colombia is the 8th friendliest country in the world…” View in Article
  • Secondly, Cali natives are open, friendly, and warm. The good-natured locals help to explore the city’s many attractions.

Short Travel Time

Colombia is close to the U.S. So, the flying time is relatively short compared to those between the U.S. and Europe or Asia.

It takes just a 3 1/2 hr flight from the USA to reach Cali.  The city is also easily accessible to Canada, Europe, and other countries.

Affordable Price and Customer Care

  • Our partner dental clinic in Cali provides their prices of dental treatments/procedures upfront.
  • There is a strong emphasis on customer care with dental clinics in Cali.
  • The patient coordinator at the dental clinic has an open communication channel with patients.

Partner Dental Clinic in Cali

Estetica Dental Avanzada is an advanced dental Aesthetics and Implant Center in Cali. It provides world-class services to both local and international patients. Though the clinic specializes in Implant dentistry, it also offers a wide range of specialist services.

Key treatments: Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Mesotherapy, and General dentistry.


  • Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program
  • ADA – American Dental Association
Dental Chair in Cali Dental Clinic

Dental Chair-Estetica Dental Avanzada

Other Highlights of the Clinic:

  • Consultation is free of cost for international patients.
  • The clinic uses prefer international brands for implants like Straumann, Cortex, and Neodent
  • Flexible appointment. 2-week prior information is needed to book time slot of your choice
  • Free airport/hotel pick-up and drop-off facilities
  • Easy payment options. The clinic accepts cash, credit card (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX), debit card, and bank transfers.
  • Free post-treatment consultation available
  • The clinic is near small boutique hotels that offer discounted prices*
  • Some suggested hotels are The Marriott, Four Points, Intercontinental, and Hotel Hampton. These are at a 10-min drive from the clinic.

*Please provide prior information for booking your accommodation.

Best Dentist in Cali, Colombia

Dr. Juan Fernando Uribe

Dr Juan F Uribe- Dentist in Cali, Colombia

Dr Juan F Uribe

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • International accreditation: Coordinator for the ITI (International team of implantology) group in Cali
  • International training: Post-graduate training in Chile, under Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark
  • Completed post-graduate courses in implantology at the Zimmer Institute in California
  • Trained at the Ankylos Dentsply training center in Germany and the P-I Branemark Institute in Brazil
  • Current concepts training in American dentistry program at New York University

Patient Testimonial

Murat from Virginia, United States, visited Dr. Uribe for his dental work. He received two implants on his bone graft and had four crowns as well. Finally, he is quite satisfied with his experience in Cali.

Dental Tourism in Cali, Colombia

Cali is a vibrant city with a unique heritage of Colombian, African, and Spanish traditions. The city’s culture, history, and nightlife make it one of Colombia’s top tourist spots. Cali is considered the “Salsa dance capital of the world” with its characteristic street parties and dance.[13]The Culture trip 6 Reasons Cali, Colombia is the Salsa Capital of the World “…Cali, Colombia is the self-proclaimed salsa capital of the world; locals have adopted salsa as their own form of dance and created a unique music that local bars thrive off..” View in Article

How to Reach Cali, Colombia?

Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport, also known as Palmaseca International Airport, is located in Palmira, 8.7 miles (14 km) from Cali. It is the international airport of Cali and the second largest airport in Colombia in terms of infrastructure. From this airport, you can fly to 14 Colombian cities and several global cities with non-stop flights.

Flights to Cali, Colombia
CityDurationNo. of Stops
Miami (MIA)3 hrs 45 minNon-Stop
New York (JFK)8 hrs 2 min1 Stop
Los Angeles (LAX)9 hrs 35 min1 Stop
Toronto (YTZ)11 hrs 52 min2 Stops

Distance from Cali to Other Major Tourist Destinations

Tourist DestinationDistance
Medellin261 miles (421 km)
Bogota287 miles (463 km)
Zipaquira312 miles (503 km)
Cartagena650 miles (1,050 km)
Barranquilla778 miles (1,253 km)

How Safe is Cali, Colombia?

Colombia, unfortunately, has a bad security reputation. However, the country has made strides in becoming a safer destination for international travelers. As a result, violent crimes have significantly diminished.[11]USA Today Tourism in Cali, Colombia “…Violence, terrorism and kidnappings associated with rebel armies and drug warlords have diminished significantly in Colombia since peak levels in the 1980s and 1990s…” View in Article
Cali is a major tourist destination. It faces similar dangers to the U.S. if you are not aware of your surroundings. By practicing standard safety measures, you can avoid risky situations.

Safe Areas in CaliLocations
Western barriosEl Peñon, Santa Teresita, Santa Rita, Arboledas and Bellavista
Northern barriosSanta Monica, Granada, Centenario and Juanambu
South neighborhoodsCiudad Jardin and Pance
Unsafe areas in CaliLocations
Eastern partComplete eastern side
Hillside neighborhoodSiloé

Safety Tips for Tourists to Cali

  • Don’t travel alone at night
  • Don’t flash your phones, cameras, and valuables
  • Only carry enough money for the day
  • Don’t use illegal taxis
  • After dark, take Ubers to get around the city
  • Use ATMs only in malls and grocery stores
  • Avoid using a mobile phone in the street
  • Watch out for drink spiking at bars and clubs
  • Beware of fake police asking to check your money for counterfeits
  • Lock up your windows, doors, and valuables
  • Don’t carry your passport with you
  • Don’t invite strangers to your home or hotel
  • Try to keep a low profile
  • Be careful on the Masivo Integrado de Occidente (MIO) transportation system
  • Stay away from all gang-related activities
  • Stay away from known dangerous areas [12]Travel.State.Gov Colombia Travel Advisory “…Stay away from known dangerous areas..” View in Article
  • Most importantly, Guala is a specialized division of the police that handles extortion and kidnapping cases. Call 165 for instant help. 

Emergency Numbers to Remember

The dialing code for Colombia is (57), while the area code for Cali is (2).

National emergency number (Ambulance, Police)123
Medical emergencies125
Traffic Police127
Tourist Police(571) 3-374-413
Security Department153

Travel Tips for Tourists in Cali, Colombia

Useful apps

Tappsi / Cabify – Transport app to order a cab in Colombia
Colombia Travel Guide – A city guide for many travel destinations in Colombia. It works offline.
RedBus – Easiest way to book the bus ticket
Domicilios.com- delivery – An app to order online straight from the best restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies.
Duo Lingo and Google Translator – Helps you to converse with the locals.

Places to Visit

Colombian Coffee Triangle – World heritage site

Colombian Coffee Triangle- Dental Vacation in Cali, Colombia

Colombian Coffee Triangle

It is also known as the Coffee Zone or Coffee Belt. This region is famous for producing the majority of Colombian coffee. It is considered the best in the world. It is 209 km from Cali.

Cristo Rey statue

Cristo Rey Statue- Dental Vacation in Cali, Colombia

Cristo Rey Statue

It is the country’s largest statue of Christ. It gives panoramic views of Cali. Also, it is the tenth tallest Christ statue in the world.

Cat Park

Cat Park- Dental Vacation in Cali, Colombia

Cat Park

The park provides an excellent space to relax in Cali. It contains 16 cat sculptures – one large cat and 15 smaller ones. All of them are painted by different Colombian artists.

Best time to visit Cali, Colombia

Cali is warm all year round. So, you can visit any time. Major holidays in December and January make airfare and hotels more expensive. June – August is a relatively slow season for tourism in Cali. So, hotel accommodations may cost slightly less.


Cali is known as the city of eternal summer. The weather is hot and humid during the daytime. At night it’s cool and more refreshing. The average temperature during the year is 75 °F (23.9 °C). The daily average temperature ranges from 63.3 °F to 86.4 °F (17.4 to 30.2 °C).

Weather Chart in Cali
SummerJune – August
RainySeptember – November
WinterDecember – February

Visa Information

Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Australians, and New Zealanders do not need a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. However, an active passport is mandatory.


The main language throughout Colombia is Spanish, but our dental clinic staff speaks Spanish, English, and French.

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