As reported in numerous stories, many Americans are travelling to Mexico and other countries for dental care. Ex-pats or Americans living abroad are also seeking dental services.
However, as highlighted in this article – determining the quality of your provider overseas is not easy. (Of course, it’s not easy to find a good dentist for many of us at home – but that’s a separate issue.)
Evaluating dentists and dental services is different that evaluating other health care providers – due to the nature of the service. Unlike most surgical procedures – most dental procedures do not require anesthesia, (which means that they can be evaluated on a first-person basis). Of course – for my colleagues who assisted me in writing Bogotá! – it meant quite a bit of time in the dentist’s chair..