Dental Surgeons in Coz?
Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:56 PM
Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:03 AM
Of course, if you can't understand Spanish numbers, you're outta luck. Know anyone who speaks Spanish?
Other alternative is to just keep calling and hope you catch him in and not in the middle of a root canal.
It's much less expensive, the work is excellent. But as you see, some work and planning is necessary to get the best people -- particularly ones who are fluent in english which you really want for any medical procedure.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:40 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:24 PM
I have had a full mouth of work done from him over the years and am very satisfied.
The Dr. and I have been discussing the possiblity of using my guest house in Cozumel
as a place for his clients to stay while on a "Dental vacations".
Let me know if are in need of further information
Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:44 AM
I was wondering if your implants have been done? Also would you be interested in e-mailing so we can talk more.
I need three implants myself and contacted CostaMed Medical Group this week about it.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:49 PM
I see you recommended Dr. Angel for a dentist, could you tell me is he expensive or not? I lost my three front teeth and talked to a Dentist here in Oklahoma and they want several thousand dollars to replace them. He also said I was not a canidate for implants and need a permanent bridge. Could you also give me more information on calling to Mexico, what about area code and such?
Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:10 AM
Office # is 878 0808. Look up on the internet how to call Mexico but the country code is 52 and the area code here is 987. No English will be spoken by the receptionist so you'll have to say this:
Necessito hablar a una persona que entende inglais por favor. I need to speak to a person who understands English please.
And then be prepared to wait.
I'm also hearing good things about Dra Alejandra Novoa who also speaks English but I only have a cellular for her which is tough to call and costs the recipient a humongous amount from outside the country so I'm not giving that out.
I suggest you call and get an appointment and then plan to come down for a couple of weeks while the work is being done. Typically you could come down for two weeks, make your appointment when you get here for a couple of days later and have all the work done within a two week period. Especially if you go with Jasmine. Luis is much busier but dentists down here don't overbook like they do in the states.
Hope this helps. I have nothing else to add but someone else might have another recommendations. I was assuming you needed a dentist who spoke English. These tend to charge more than others here but it will still be a very substantial savings for good work. At least in my opinion. I've only had crowns done.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:01 AM
I used Dr Miguel Peraza Peniche, new office on calle 3 between 25 & 30. He took care of my emergency and then did a crown when he was still working out of Clinica San Miguel. He did bridge work for both me and the wife this past year at his new office. He did say that he had English speaking only patients, but my appointments were all in Spanish. He is a dentist that when you meet him, he inspires confidence. I rate him as the best at giving injections of "novocaine", a very critical skill. Dr Peraza's specialty would be crowns and bridge work.
For what it is worth, Dr Luis Angel is the only dentist that uses crowns made on the island. The dental laboratory is owned by his second ex-wife I believe. The other dentists use labs in Merida or Mexico City, but the turn around time is very rapid, three days for crowns, five days to a week for bridge work (or less). Dental costs might be 1/3 of the States for the more advanced and complicated procedures (implants for one), but overall costs might be 1/5th or even less. I have more confidence in the dentistry here. I would recommend having dental work done here for the quality, the big discount in cost is just an added bonus.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:20 AM
To the original query I would suggest calling the San Miguel Clinic and getting this dentist's phone from them. Call him yourself and see how much English he can handle.
Clinica San Miguel #s
011-52-(987) 872 0103
011-52-(987) 872 6155
011-52-(987) 872 58 50
011-52-(987) 872 32 41
they speak good English here.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:36 PM
I have no idea about his English skills. Dra Planas only speaks Spanish to me, English with Viola. I had three appointments with Dr Negron all in Spanish before I found out he spoke English semi fluently. My general family doctor, Dr Ortegon, I speak only English to him, but he speaks Spanish to me. I didn't know Dr Luis Angel spoke English as he asked me to translate to patients a few times when I was his next door neighbor years back. Agreed, you need to be able to comfortably communicate and that goes the same for in the U.S. If a doctor tries to show off his medical vocabulary and you don't understand something, I'd make sure I got an understood explanation.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:48 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:30 AM
I just wanted to say thank you for all the information you guys sent. We are arriving in Coz on Monday Feb 28 and I'm so ready to see the island again and see what has changed and not. It's been almost ten years since I visited last so it's long overdue.
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