Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:19 PM
For several years I had used Dr. Arteta on 11th for minor dental work and had been happy with him and his charges. This past November I came to Cozumel and needed what I considered to be major dental work ( two crowns and possibly one root canal along with several very minor cavities ). I had seen my dentist here in the USA two weeks before my trip and --- one crown and root canal was going to be almost $ 2000.00.
So , I decided to try and have the work done in Cozumel while I was there.
Because Charles had shared a bad experience which he had had with Arteta ( on this forum two to three years ago ) , I decided to to do more research.
Although, my experience with Arteta had been good to this point , , the work that I needed was more serious than I had required before . With the scarcity of pain medication in Czm , my fears just ran wild ! Charles' post was informative and fairly innocuous ( towards Arteta ) but it did give me pause and make me a little apprehensive.
Paula had posted here about her five year experiences with Jasmin at Medidental , so I decided to check out Jasmin . I could not have been more pleased with Jasmin ! I had two crowns , several cavities , and a nightguard done for under $ 1000.00.
I understand that everyone in czm has their favorite dentists ( and this is no slam on Arteta ) but I am thankful for both Charles and Paula's post !
There was such a stark difference ( in all areas ) between Aeteta and
Medidental . Jasmin , the clinic , and her services were just a cut above of what I expected.
I have waited 6 weeks to post this---- just to insure that I did not have any problems with Jasmin's work before posting.
So far so good !
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:37 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
Good luck with your dental work ! I am getting ready to hit the bed ( old age is hell ) but I wanted to give you a little more info. on pricing -- I think that I paid 250 pesos per cavity and the crowns were 320 pesos --- no root canal.
But for me , It was not so much pricing as it was confidence and peace of mind .
I have to return February 5th (to hopefully finish my fm-3 ) and I intend to have Jasmin check out everything .
I know that you are very social and busy when you are in Czm --- but if you have the time or care to -- maybe we can have a cervasa while you are there .
Safe travels !
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:11 AM
My wife had also used Dra.Yazmin Ibrahim-Mohamed Alfie for crowns and a bridge. When she was having additional crown work recently, she decided to stay with Dra. Yazmin because of the "in house" dental lab in the interest of speed and avoiding the delay time of dental labs in Mexico City or Merida. I believe that only the group of dentists operating under the umbrella of Dr Luis' Medidental complex use the only on the island lab for preparing crowns and appliances.
If I had been able last year, or if I can at some time in the future, my intentions would be to use Yazmin as well. Crowns made in labs in D.F. or Merida, the time in shipping has never been a problem, but at each step in the process, there is an 8-10 day period which can add almost a month extra from start to finish time. So being 100% satisfied with another dentist, I'd still change to eliminate the multiple back and forth shipping delays.
Not to correct Terry, but I have seen mucho confusion of her name. She is Mexican born of an Egyptian father and the name seems unlikely. And Terry, I think you are missing a number on the price, crowns are economical, but they cost more than $25 dollars ($320 pesos). Getting crowns in Mexico would cost about 15-20% of the U.S. cost at the most, but the quality of the work is better in Mexico. Viola had about $800 dollars worth of work that involved cosmetic work, one or more crowns and misc. My guess is that work would have cost $3,500 to $4,500 in the States.
Yeah Steve, I'd never have pain from dental work if I could come down with a stash of Lortabs too. All dentists will effectively numb you for work, but if I was having implants or bone graph work, I'd want more than a Tylenol and an ice pack!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:34 AM
Her fist name is actually spelled Yasmin --- pronounced Jasmin. I would not even attempt to pronounce her last three names .
It was a very pleasant experience and they turned my crowns around in 3 to 4 days.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:32 AM
Her office is very clean and her equipment is all up to date with a tv above your head for the kids.She is fluent in english and very professinal in her approach to her work, every appointment was always on time and it was pleasure to converse with her about her life and your own. Here is a couple of pics of her office
Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:27 PM
The most important thing in life is not knowing everything, it's having the phone number of somebody who does!
Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:59 PM
Hey....we like Dr. Nora at Medidental, but have people had good luck with the Medidental dentist that does the implants? (Dr. Nora doesn't...)
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