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Dental Work in Barranquilla, Colombia

While dental care in countries like Canada and the United States, can be expensive, dental work in Barranquilla is affordable.

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Barranquilla is also known as the Golden Gate of Colombia. Its geographical location and economic importance earned it the name. Also, Colombia’s most important festival, ‘The Carnival’ stages here.

When on your dental trip to Barranquilla, you must consider taking a swim in the volcano. Literally! You could also explore other popular attractions or lounge on a beach in this city.

Top Dental Clinics in Barranquilla

Carlos Acevedo Odontología – Barranquilla

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Cost of Dental Work in Barranquilla

The cost of visiting the dentist is one of the top reasons Americans state to avoid the dentist.[1]Statista Oral health U.S. – Statistics & Facts “The cost of dental services and visiting the dentist is the number one reason given for not visiting the dentist more frequently. In fact, in 2016, nine percent of people in the U.S. reported that in the past year they needed dental services, but did not receive needed services due to the cost. “ View in Article Compare how much dental treatment costs in Barranquilla v/s Canada or the U.S. in the table below:

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
Titanium Dental Implant$2,000$2,000$1,312
Sinus lifting$2,000$3,250$1,181
Mini Implant$1,500$1,000$113
Implants Supported Bridge (6-implants)$22,000$16,750$9,450
All on 4$22,000$24,000$4,714
All on 6$18,000$21,000$6,100
Crowns and Bridges
Ceramic Crown/Full Porcelain$1,250$1,300$600
Zirconia Crown$1,500$1,750$600
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown$1,140$1,100$374
Porcelain Veneer$1,250$1,500$449
Composite Veneer$1,250$725$262
Partial Dentures$2,650$1,500$300
Immediate Full Denture$2,382$1,900$599
Implant Supported Overdenture (two implants)$8,000$6,305$3,187
*prices may vary with each case

As seen in the table, the cost of dental work in Barranquilla is up to 80% cheaper compared to U.S. prices. Even when compared to Canada, treatments such as mini implants cost only 1/10th of the price back home.

Why choose Dental Work in Barranquilla

  • Quality Health care

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked the healthcare system of Colombia at#22. On the other hand, the U.S. ranks at 37 in terms of patient outcomes and quality of care.[2]W.H.O. Measuring Overall Health System Performance for 191 Countries “World Health Organization ranks: Colombia rank: 22; Canada rank: 30; United States rank:37. Full list in PDF” View in Article

  • Affordable Dentistry

Expect savings up to 80% on U.S. or Canada’s costs. (see cost table)
Dental work in Barranquilla, including hotel accommodation and flights, is usually cheaper than some dental procedures in the U.S.[3]Expatistan Cost of living in Barranquilla, Colombia “Barranquilla is the 4th cheapest city in Latin America. Cost of living in Barranquilla is cheaper than in 95% of cities in the World.” View in Article

  • English speaking Dentists

Our dentists in Barranquilla can speak english. However, the locals are not very fluent in this language. It is best to know some basic phrases in Spanish while in Colombia.

  • Popular choice

Medical tourism in South America has been growing over the past years. It has increased by 264% between the years 2012 and 2018 in the country.[4]Finance Colombia Medical Tourism in Colombia… Minimally Invasive Surgery “Medical tourism in Colombia has grown by 264% between 2012 and 2018, going from 5,501 patients to 20,021, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.” View in Article

Dental Clinics in Barranquilla

DentaVacation facilitates dental tourism in Barranquilla with Carlos Acevedo Odontología. The clinic has a 4.8-star rating based on google reviews!

Carlos Acevedo Odontología

Carlos Acevedo Odontología is a dental clinic in Barranquilla that offers excellent dental care. It has a highly experienced team and state-of-the-art technology. The institution believes in providing effective, timely, and warm service.

Dentists at the dental center also provide security and confidence to people with dentist phobia. They recommend such patients to do some breathing exercises and relaxation to alleviate stress and tension.

In addition to this, they clearly explain each step of the treatment so that the person feels safe and understands everything they are going to perform.

Video: Patient Testimonial, Carlos Acevedo

Other than cost and quality, one can expect the following benefits here:

Location: Close to the hotel zone.

Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Payment Options: Debit cards, international credit cards, and cash payments (local currency) for all services.

Chief Dentist: Dr. Carlos Acevedo

  • Specialized in Implantology and Oral Surgery
  • Received certification in CEREC solutions from Germany
  • Studied dentistry at New York University
  • Professor of Oral Medicine and Surgery, Odontological College of Bogota
Dr. Carlos Acevedo | Dentist in Barranquilla

Dr. Carlos Acevedo

Places to Visit in Barranquilla

Barranquilla is known for its colorful carnival celebrations, Caribbean culture, and friendly people. The city offers you new foods to try and the best neighborhoods to explore. Here are some of the places you can visit in Barranquilla:

Castillo de Salgar

Distance from the clinic: A 16-minute drive.

This fantastic Spanish Fort is situated on a cliff overlooking the sea. It served as a prison, a military fortification, and an institution for the disabled in the past. The architecture of this fort is colonial, with vast archways and corridors.

Castillo de Salgar | Dental tourism in Barranquilla

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At present, the Castillo de Salgar houses a breathtaking restaurant and has a rentable event space for social events and get-togethers. There are musical performances, and the setting is picturesque.

Zoologico de Barranquilla

Distance from the clinic: A 17-minute drive.

Zoologico de Barranquilla | Dental Tourism in Barranquilla

The zoo was set up in 1952; it has around 500 animals of 140 species.[5]Zoobaq.org Especies animales en el Zoo “El Zoológico de Barranquilla cuenta con más de 500 animales pertenecientes a 140 especies. “ View in Article All types of animal species from American, African, and Asian continents, together with a magnificent collection of flora, are present in this zoo.

Plaza De La Paz

Distance from the clinic: A 25-minute drive.

Plaza de la Paz | Dental Tourism in Barranquilla

Located at the center of Barranquilla, Plaza de la Paz is a vast open square. It was primarily built to accommodate the big crowd who came to get a glimpse of Pope John Paul II. Besides, Plaza de la Paz is famous for celebrations and festivities.

El Totumo, Colombia

Distance from the clinic: A 55-minute drive.

El Totumo | Dental Tourism in Barranquilla

Located in Cartagena, El Totumo is a famous tourist spot. It’s a mud Volcano & is renowned for healing mud baths. One has to climb the stairs to reach the section modified for this purpose. Be sure to take a water bottle along & stay hydrated.

Barranquilla Carnival

Starting on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, it continues for four days each year. The festival runs with a very lively motto “Those who live it are those who enjoy it.”

Carnival | Dental Tourism in Barranquilla

It is the 2nd largest Carnival in the world.[6]SOURCE Your Essential Guide to Barranquilla Carnival “Next celebration: Friday 12th February 2021 to Tuesday 16th February 2021. Carnaval de Barranquilla claims to be the second biggest carnival in the world!! …second only to the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival.” View in Article All other on-goings in the city come to a temporary arrest during this time. Therefore, it’s best to schedule your appointment with the dentist accordingly.

How to Reach Barranquilla?

The most opted route is to reach Bogota and then travel to Barranquilla. However, Barranquilla has its own airport as well [BAQ]. Reportedly, it was South America’s first airport.[7]CAPA About “Ernesto Cortissoz Airport was South America’s first airport and serves Colombia’s fourth city of Barranquilla.” View in Article

You could choose either to suit your travel plans.

The following table shows flight details from U.S & Canada to Colombia:

Origin AirportDurationDestination Airport
Panama, Florida – USA
Tocumen International Airport [PTY]1 hr 30 min.El Dorado International Airport [BOG]
Tocumen International Airport [PTY]1 hr 10 min.Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport [BAQ]
Miami, Florida – USA
Miami International Airport [MIA]3 hrs 38 min.El Dorado International Airport [BOG]
Miami International Airport [MIA]2 hrs 43 min.Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport [BAQ]
Montreal – Canada
Montréal–Trudeau International Airport [YUL]8 hrs 34 min.El Dorado International Airport [BOG]
Torronto – Canada
Torronto Pearson [YYZ]5 hrs 55 minEl Dorado International Airport [BOG]

Flight details from Bogota [BOG] to Barranquilla [BAQ]:

AirlinesFlight Duration
Viva Air Colombia1h 38m, Nonstop
LATAM Airlines Group1h 30m, Nonstop
Avianca1h 33m, Nonstop

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