Find a cosmetic dentist in Mexico

An amalgamation of history, culture and glorious sunshine awaits your trip to Mexico. A vacation in Mexico could see you exploring lush, green jungles, relaxing in the warm, blue waters at Puerto Vallarta and gaping at the marvels of Palenque, the country's 1300-year-old Maya palace. Mexico is a country proud of its tradition, its sense of fun and its tequila but it is also proud of its top class, yet affordable dental care, which makes it a great dental tourism destination.

Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practice in Mexico

  • All dentists have to undergo a 5 year undergraduate program and 2 year International Dental Studies program.
  • Established in 1975, The University De La Salle Bajio is situated in the city of Leon and is recognized as one of the best schools of dentistry in the country. It is also FIMPES (Federation of Mexican Private Higher Education Institutions) accredited and has been awarded the acknowledgment of Excellence in Academics by the Mexican Ministry of Education. The school currently offers 25 degree programs and 33 post-graduate programs all of which are California certified.

What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Mexico?

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implants
  • Orthodontics
  • Dentures
  • Crowns

What are the popular locations in Mexico to seek cosmetic dental treatment?

The most popular and recommended cities for high quality, low priced dental care are Mexico City, Cancun and Tijuana, which are all great and interesting places to spend your holiday, whilst you rejuvenate your teeth.

It is also recommended that you visit a dental tourism operator, who can find you the best dentists and practices in each area. A good tip when looking for the best dentist for you, is to look for those who specialise in the type of dental care you need. For example if you are looking for dental implants an Implantologist would be your best option, if you are looking for treatment for your gums an Periodontist would be the best dental professional for your condition. Practices who employ a whole staff of trained and qualified dentists, who can treat a range of different problems are often the best places to visit if your have more than one condition.

Travelling and accommodation in Mexico

Getting to Mexico

If you are a U.S inhabitant, travelling to Mexico could be a mere bus or car journey away, and with some practices on the border, there is even the possibility of walking. If you do not live in the U.S then your main form of travel will be by plane, with the possibility of more than one flight required to get there.

Travelling by Air

Mexico has over 1,800 airports, but its main airport is Benito Juraez International Airport, which serves the Capital, Mexico City. The airport offers over a 100 direct flights to destinations around the world and provides non-stop services from Mexico City to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, North America and Central America.

Mexicana and AeroMexico are Mexico's largest private national carriers and Aviacsa, InterJet, Volaris, Aerovega, Aero Tucan and AeroMexcio Connect are their budget airline providers. These are mainly for trips between the U.S and Mexico.

When flying from Europe to smaller Mexican airports it is often recommended that you fly to Mexico via the USA, where you will have access to a greater number of destinations outside of Mexico City, which are not served by direct European flights.

If you are looking to fly to other cities other than Mexico City, you can also take flights from the Capital to other popular locations, such as:

  • Acapulco-55 minutes (from Mexico City)
  • Aguascalientes- 45 minutes
  • Cancun-90 Minutes
  • Chihuahua City-75 minutes
  • Guadalajara- 60minutes
  • Huatulco- 85 minutes
  • La Paz-120 minutes
  • Los Cabos-120 minutes
  • Los Mochis- 75 minutes
  • Monterrey-75 minutes
  • Morelia-45 minutes

Getting Around

Bus services

The majority of Mexico has a frequent and easy to use bus service, which can take you almost anywhere. Buses are a great way of going from city to city and can even reach the smaller villages. A large number of Mexican bus companies use large, air-conditioned Greyhound-style buses, which are separated into classes. These are: segunda (second), primera (first) and ejecutiva(deluxe). The deluxe buses tend to be more spacious, make fewer stops and provide entertainment services such as TVs and movies. For smaller, more rural places the buses available are more like a school bus, but will allow you to experience Mexican life first hand.

It is always best to buy your tickets in advanced with a seat reservation, especially when nearing public holidays.


The best prices for renting a car can be found if you reserve the vehicle a least a week ahead. If you are 25 years or older with a credit card, cars are easy to rent, as long as you have a valid driving license or passport with you. You can pay cash, but a large deposit will be required if this is the case.

Prices for car rental can rise steeply around major holidays and always check the price of insurance before you rent, as some companies will increase the rate after several days. Always ask detailed questions before you make an agreement, to stop surprise hidden costs.

Accommodation in Mexico

You can find a great range of accommodation choices when staying in Mexico. At the higher end of the price range are villas, apartments, five star hotels and beach resorts. For those on a tighter budget there is the option of hostels, motels, Bed and Breakfasts and campsites. There is also the option of booking your accommodation and dental treatment together with a dental tourist operator, who can tailor make your holiday to suit your needs.

Public Holidays

Civic Holidays

  • Constitution Day-February 5th
  • Benito Juarez's Birthday-March 21st
  • Labour Day-May 1st
  • Independence Day- September 16th
  • Columbus Day-October 12th
  • Revolution Day- November 20th


  • Day of the Dead-November 1st
  • All Souls Day-November 2nd
  • Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe- December 12th