Sani Dental Group has become the go to location for dental tourism in Mexico. Located in the heart of Los Algodones, Sani Dental Group has been in business since 1985 and is a proud member of the American Dental Association. Many of their dentists and staff have received specialized training at the top universities in Mexico, as well as within the United States.
But why would Americans choose to go to Mexico for dental work when there are a plethora of qualified and experienced dentists in the United States? One needs only to look at California as a case study of why this new phenomena is occurring.
According to spokespersons for the California Dental Association, approximately 30% of current California residents face some type of obstacle that prevents them from accessing basic dental care. There are a number of reasons why Californians cannot access dental care within their own communities. Examples of common obstacles include lack of insurance coverage, language barriers, lack of transportation, economics, and education.
In 2011 alone, 30.7% of the United States’ Hispanic population was not covered by health insurance, compared to just 11.7% of the US’s white, non-Hispanic population. However, the number of Americans without health insurance coverage has steadily increased due to the sluggish US economy, the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, and a number of other reasons. When Americans, both white and Hispanic, are prevented from receiving the dental care they require, a number of health complications can arise.
In mid-2009, the state of California elected to remove the majority of adult dental services from the state’s Medicaid dental program, known as Denti-Cal, because of cuts that had been to the state budget. This left a number of elderly and low income residents basic dental care. Per statistics released by the California Dental Association, dental care and services were eliminated for nearly 3 million low income California residents. The only services offered were those aimed at alleviating infection and pain.
Free dental clinics and events for low income and middle class families are sporadically offered throughout California, but the majority of residents do not know about them. Furthermore, the services offered by these clinics are very limited due to a shortage of funds and equipment. Within California, the lack of affordable dental care has left many residents with few other options than to seek out dental care in foreign countries. Because of its close proximity to the state, Mexico has become a primary destination. Sadly, the situation in California is one that is being repeated across many states within the U.S.
The good news is that Sani Dental Group and their Algodones dentists offer affordable services for Americans who cannot afford coverage within the United States. Offering flexible payment options, a highly trained staff, and a comprehensive list of affordable dental services has made them the first choice of Americans seeking inexpensive dental work, not only in California, but across the United States. If you find yourself facing a situation similar to that of millions of other Americans, you are strongly encouraged to check out what they have to offer.