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Cosmetic Dentist in Cancun Global News Canada Reports

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Toronto, Canada
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Has anyone else seen the news? It was a three part interview with the Dental Association of Canada warning people looking for cheap dental in Mexico. Patients coming forth in the droves with really badly done dental work. Global BC TV news profiled a dentist and his clinic in Cancun Mexico that people had gone to.

To bad..... I think we all know good and bad dentists and not all are the same. But at least people looking to go on these trips will be better informed.

Raleigh, North...
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I have been to the dentist they showed in the news clip (the one shown on the website snippet). I have had great experiences. I've been there multiple times, in fact they have corrected bad work done in the U.S. I've had 2 implants, they are good and strong. My US dentist viewed the xrays, not knowing they were done in Cancun and told me how good they looked, of course he was shocked when I told him where I had them done.

I'm actually here right now! I only go to my US dentist for exams and cleanings, and any work needed, I make plans to go to my Dentist in Cancun!!! I'm having a filling my US dentist said was getting very old, and in need of replacing tended to here, for less than half the cost, way less ...

2 implants, 2 root canals, 5 filling replacements, 4 crowns and 1 tooth whitening all done here in Cancun over the past three years. I'm happy and can recommend My Cancun Dentist to anybody.

Seattle, Washington
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Just so we are discussing the same clinic and not just any Cancun dentist. I am referring to Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry in a shopping center with the office name being Dental Maya . I guess it must be hit and miss after reading your review. My experience was a definite miss... in fact, a complete disaster. When I complained to the patient manager she stated that they do not give refunds and became very unpleasant, and unpleasant is putting it mildly. I don't know who did your work , mine was done by the head honcho Dr. German Arzate.

After Global News ran the dental tourism story a dentist hit the air talking about credentials and memberships and how hard it is to check on validity since Mexico does not have a central data base for traveling patients to check if dentists have any violations against them. He then spoke about the legal system and the difficulty foreigners face when trying to resolve issues after being injured.

I originally thought I'd made the right decision with Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry because their websites and online 'press releases' claimed that Dr Arzate is accredited by various respected American dental associations but I now know he is not accredited, nor are any of the staff at the clinic. They just have general memberships with some organizations. Being a general member means you have an interest in the field of dentistry and pay a fee, then a clinic can put up a logo.

I am glad that your trip went well because believe me, it could of been a big mess. I wouldn't tell anyone to go there. Not ever!

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I about fell off my chair when I saw that Dentists face on television. Trying to forget what happened to me there. Even though my bank account is a constant reminder. I was in his dental chair for about 4 hours and its taken 2 specialists 8 months to fix his work and I am still not done. Like classof69 I thought he was a accredited dentist from what was stated on Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry website and the clinic confirmed this when I called before flying to Mexico. It was my dentist that found out he is not.

I felt sick to my stomach then and that feeling continues knowing he continues sub-par dental work.

I tried today to see if the claims still remain but the website is down and all I could read was "we will be back stronger and better". Do they mean that it will be better marketing or they will employ different dentists. Or will they make a mends and refund our money. Not likely I know.

I used to come to TA to learn about new places and wonderful far off lands but now with the costs of all the surgeries I wont be able to travel for a really long time. Dont end up like me. Be super careful.

Stay far away from this clinic and dentist .....no matter what fancy changes they make.

19keys and counting.

Vancouver, Canada
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I've already submitted my bad experience with Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry but realized that 'spriritofthenet' is there now getting dental work. I hope I haven't missed you. Since you've known them for years, could you get them to fill a big red bag with money for the inadequate dental treatments we received and are now paying to repair? You could then use your helicopter to drop it down our chimney like Santa Klaus. I wonder if that clinic made the naughty list this year. I think, possibly, that treating people inhumanly would get you on some sort of list... if not Santa's.

I do not recommend this clinic nor dentist. That possible hit and miss factor..... is akin to playing Russian Roulette.

No thanks!

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Thank you, I really needed to laugh. I don't have chimney so they could just pop my refund in the mail. I Don't know about Santa's list but they certainly made it on to the BC Dental Associations of Canada's. The BCDA has archived the complaints to be used by dental students and for public education. I wish you all a speedy recovery.

Feliz Navidad

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I think the Dental Association of Canada will talk trash about getting dental ANYWHERE ELSE OUTSIDE CANADA. Dental prices in Canada are impossible to pay, the only way that their association can do to keep their patients is either lowering their prices, (which I doubt it), or talk thrash about any other country.

Sorry to say, but I think this is more political. I did my dental work in Cancun and I am more than happy with the savings I had (almost $25,000 usd)

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There is a brand new one near Outback Steakhouse called Ocean Dental. The sign outside say dentist educated and licensed in the USA. I will check it out tomorrow out of curiosity.

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Rocket29...if your Canadian dentist really did bad work or not up to standard work as you claimed, you have every right to complain to the board to correct the situation. What did she do wrong? To just bad mouth her is absurb.

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