Many people living in and near the area have been going about their daily business as usual, even when the violence was at its height in 2010. There are four international ports of entry connecting Jaurez and El Paso in Texas and it still remains a major point of entry for all of central northern Mexico.
Sure, Juarez might not be for everyone, but for those living in the southern United States a trip over the border from New Mexico and Texas is not such a big deal. Yes, people are aware of the troubles in Juarez. But, while not particularly pleasant reading, if you read between the sensationalist headlines out there the majority of homicides are cartel-related – and that’s according to the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.
It has been business as usual for locals going about their daily routines, even when the violence was at its height in 2010. There are four international ports of entry connecting Jaurez and El Paso in Texas and it has still remained a major point of entry for all of central northern Mexico.
There is genuine reason for optimism as there has been a marked decrease in the violence since its peak – the figures reported by OSAC for 2012 seeing greater than a 60% decrease on the preceding year and 77% since 2010.
In November 2013, NBC is reporting that Juarez is making a comeback with some impressive statistics that homicides are down 89% in September 2013 compared to the same month in 2010, and violent car jackings down 87% in the same period.
Juarez is open for business again with old businesses that had shut down re-opened and new ones starting up. There are still large numbers of people moving to the city in search of manufacturing jobs and big technological firms, such as Delphi, are also established here.
Dental tourism here, in common with most other Mexican border towns, is still popular. Easy access, great prices and fantastic quality dental care have made sure of this. Our quality-checked dentists will provide you with dental treatments costing up to 80% cheaper than at home, but with no reduction on quality.
Juarez in located in Mexico’s state of Chihuahua. It lies on the Rio Grande, just south of El Paso in Texas on the United States-Mexico border.
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The majority of people who visit a dentist in Juarez from the United States are from the southern states of Texas and New Mexico. For them, the prices are a big draw, and it is also convenient to travel to Juarez because it is fairly near. However, while the majority are quite local, people do visit from further afield, including Canada, because they can fly to a number of airports in the area, including El Paso International, which is only 8 miles drive away from Juarez.
Dentists in Juarez have long been known for their experience in working with foreign patients – they have been treating American patients along the border for a good many years. In fact, some dentists work exclusively with US and Canadian patients, and so not only will there be no language problems, but it is also likely that these dentists have trained or received post-graduate qualifications in the United States.
In order to attract patients from abroad, Mexican dentists strive to obtain qualifications that are recognizable to foreign patients, which provides a sign of trust they are skilled to perform the procedure required. Most also become members of the American Dental Association which provides reassurance to patients that a dentist has met and adheres to the standards of a world-revered professional organization.
Dentists in Juarez provide a comprehensive range of high-quality dental care, but at prices significantly lower than US and Canadian patients pay at home. Here are some of the savings:
Single dental crown - in the US costs $1,200 compared to $380 in JuarezRoot canal, post and crown in the US costs $2,200 compared to $570 in JuarezDental implant and crown in the US costs $3,900 compared to $1,750 in Juarez
The safest area to stay is round by the US Consulate and there are is a variety of decent hotel accommodation there.
Many people choose to stay over the border in El Paso. There is a wide array of hotel and other accommodation here and it is easy to get to the border, either by driving yourself, or in a taxi.Some of our dentists in Juarez will pick you up from your hotel in El Paso and take you back here after your dental appointment.
Very few places on the planet are completely safe – there is always a risk when you are traveling. Even though things have improved tremendously in the last few years it is probably going to be some time yet before fully-fledged tourism returns. However, certainly during daylight hours, Juarez is probably no more dangerous than some U.S. cities.
The US travel advisory doesn’t warn against non-essential travel, but restricts its employees from travel outside the northeast portion of the city (which is where the Consulate is situated).
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There is no reason why the quality of your dental care in Juarez shouldn’t be as good as it is at home – but we do advise that you should do your research when choosing. In the past this has been easier said than done, which is why Dental Departures came into being.
We have already done the research on our verified dentists, so you don’t have to. Criminal records and malpractice records have been checked, and we also list dentist qualifications and their specialties. Virtual clinic tours, clinic photos and real patient reviews complete the picture of our dentists, giving you a thorough overview, enabling you to make an informed decision on your choice of dentist.
Dentists in Juarez have been treating US and Canadian patients for a long time, and many have loyal patients who return each year. Patients are comfortable and happy with the treatment and the facilities here, which are as clean, modern and hygienic as anything at home. In fact, a lot of clinics here are new and contain state-of-the-art equipment that your dentist at home would be in awe of.
Yes – our dentists give warranties or guarantees on the work they do. This includes the materials used as well as the actual treatment. So, if you have a root canal, the treatment your dentist performed is covered, as well as the crown which may be placed to strengthen the tooth after treatment.
Unfortunately, no medical or dental treatment can be guaranteed 100% - all our bodies are individual and things can go wrong, even if all the correct procedures are followed. However, in the unlikely event that something does go wrong, Dental Departures prides itself on getting it put right, and you can always turn to us rather than your dentist if you prefer. We are here to act as your advocate and will do our best to get things sorted.
No. Juarez dentists are used to dealing with American and Canadian patients and speak English very well.
All our clinics accept US cash, but it varies from clinic to clinic as to what other payment methods they accept. You will need to check with each clinics listing, but most accept debit cards, personal and traveler’s checks. Credit card payments are accepted by some, but usually subject to a processing fee of 3-4%.
Yes – if your insurance provider allows ‘out-of-network’ care. You will need to check before you travel, and to obtain the appropriate forms and documentation to bring with you, as your dentist in Juarez will need to complete them. If your insurance company will allow out-of-network care you will have to pay your dentist and reclaim the expenses from your insurer when you get home.
Our dentists are open all year round, so anytime is a good time.
Juarez is a desert city, but because of its high altitude is cooler than other desert cities in Mexico Summers are hot with an average high of 35C (95F) and winters cold, although snowfall rare. Spring and autumn are cool.
Like many other places in Mexico Juarez is not particularly wheelchair-friendly. Steep, broken sidewalks, obstacles, narrow doorways, lack of ramps – all will make getting around difficult, but there are wheelchair-friendly hotels and our dentists have transport to pick you up and drop you off.
Talk to us if about your options as we can always get you to one of our great dentists, wherever you want to go.
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Apart from what has already been mentioned, Juarez is beginning to return to a normal city but we would advise you to take all the precautions you should in any unfamiliar city.
The other thing for dental patients is that sedation dentistry is not practiced as standard throughout Mexico. Many of our dentists do offer this service, but you will need to arrange it in advance. It will usually cost around $400 extra, as an anesthetist’s services are required.
There are a number of interesting sights to see and things to do around town. In common with many of Mexico’s cities there are some fine old buildings, such as the Mision de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, the oldest building in Juarez, dating from the 17th century. The city’s Historical Museum was previously used as the Customs House, and is one of the few examples of Victorian Architecture left in Juarez.
Other museums are the Museo de la Revolucion en la Frontera MUREF (Revolution in the Border Museum), showing exhibits from the Mexican Revolution; Chamizal Archaeolgocial Museum showing replicas of Mexico’s archaeological history from important cultures including the Aztecs and Mayans; the INBA Modern Art Museum and the Museo del Concorde for all things connected with the now defunct Concorde airliner.
Parks include Monumento a la Mexicanidad the largest in the city, Parque Central Hermanos Escobar which is a popular family-orientated recreational area 10 miles south of the US-Mexico border and Chamizal Federal Public Park with recreational areas, swings and jogging trails.
There are bars, shops, restaurants and other entertainment in the PRONAF Zone and Juarez Avenue also has plenty of bars and shops. Shopping ranges from Mexican handicrafts at Mercado Juarez to shopping malls, including Las Misiones, Galerias Tec and Plaza Juarez.
The nearest international airport is in the United States. El Paso International in Texas is only 8 miles drive away from Juarez.
El Paso International Airport, Texas, USA 8 miles (13 kms), 19 minsSamalayuca Sand Dunes 42 miles (68 kms) 1 hour 17 minsChihuahua 229 miles (368 kms) 4 hoursHermosillo, 466 miles (750 kms) 8.5 hours
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