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I went to Ocean Dental Special...

I went to Ocean Dental Specialists in March of 2017 to get veneers on my front 2 teeth. I was kind of apprehensive about going there at first because I had never done any dental procedures outside of the US, but after reading some reviews, I felt like giving it a shot, and I am so glad I made that decision. They did such a wonderful job with my teeth. The doctors and staffs were all very friendly. Dr. Irma, Dr. Carolina, and Dr. Jorge were all awesome. I worked the most with Dr. Caroline and she was amazing, but because of my schedule, Dr. Jorge did the final procedure, and he was superb as well. He did a brilliant job. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.


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This is my second visit to Ocean Dental Cancun. I consider Dr. Irma Gavaldon a great dentist. I can tell she loves her job and it shows. The whole staff is very professional. As soon as I walked in I knew I was in great hands.


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I visited the clinic for a too...

I visited the clinic for a tooth that was missing for years.I received three crowns and the bridge,and also had a root canal.Dr Irma was great.She made sure I was kept comfortable during all my procedures.Her staff are all very nice.I stay in Cancun every year for the month of February. Ocean dental is now my new dentist for all my needs.


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This was my second visit to Dr...

This was my second visit to Dr. Gavaldon’s dental clinic Ocean Dental in Cancun. In June of 2016 I had a sinus lift and a root canal done at this clinic and I had left an excellent review at that time. This is a review of my second visit to get my implants uncovered and crowns placed. All I can say is everybody at this clinic from the front office staff to the doctors to even the drivers that pick you up did an excellent job. It is now little over 2 months since I had my crowns placed and I am extremely happy with the outcome. If I need any more dental work I will definitely go back to Ocean Dental Cancun. My overall experience at this facility has been 5 stars.


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This was my third visit to Oce...

This was my third visit to Ocean Dental. I consider Dr.Galvadon my "regular" dentist now. She truly is a great dentist! You are in good hands here people. You may have to wait a bit, but just bring a book or enjoy talking with others. I also traveled alone and was perfectly safe. I cant complain about any of the work i have had done there. ...bridges, fillings, tooth pulled, root canals, cleaning, whitening. I consider it a privelege to be there having dental work /vacation for the $, versus paying what they want around here! My only complaint....i didnt find out about isla muerjes until this last visit. what a wonderful place to escape for a few days. And check Spirit airlines! Cheap! I cant wait to go back for my checkup! Vacation! Thanks Dr Galvadon and to your professional staff. Always friendly and helpful. No language barrier here folks.👍Amanda


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Just got back from my fourth v...

Just got back from my fourth visit to CDS. Now all my upper have crowned, bridged and pegged as needed Will go back for bottoms but not for a while l hope Staff is virtuous, well trained, and friendly. But all of Mexico is friendly. Due to many time shared having saturday to Saturday week; expect some delays on Monday. A fine place and a fine time


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These folks are pros!! When m...

These folks are pros!! When my front tooth was kicked out by a bull (aaah, Mexico!) we had the great fortune of being connected with CDS through our Air BnB host. What luck!! The place is clean, the technology cutting edge, the people friendly, and the work done promptly and professionally. Why have your implant done at your local dentist when you can come here to have it done, and return home with tequila, trinkets, and a tan?! And for 1/3 of the cost!!! I trust my teeth to CDS and you should, too!


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I had an excellent experience ...

I had an excellent experience at CDS. They were great with communication, airport pick up and the best dental work. So glad to have found them. Thanks CDS!


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Due to pore dental work done i...

Due to pore dental work done in the USA, I had a dental emergency that was going to need at least 3 crowns replaced. I did my research and found Ocean Dental. Within 3 days we had flown to Cancun and I was in the dental office starting on the replacements. CDS did a great job, using the very latest technology, explained their recommendations and talked about some preventative care they could do at the same time. I found the doctors to be well educated, the staff to be friendly, the office to be clean and welcoming. Most employees spoke English. I would recommend going to CDS where you can save $$$ and have a wonderful experience in Cancun. I will be going back when necessary.


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Many Canadians who have never...

Many Canadians who have never been to Mexico still perceive it as a third would country with lots of crime, keeping them from even considering this country. In fact Mexico is a modern country, with a friendly and welcoming population with strong ties to its history, be it Maya or Aztec or its colonial heritage. You will not encounter crime unless you get involved with the wrong things yourself. Not having any dental insurance, I found the cost of treatment in Canada unaffordable. Then I discovered Ocean Dental in Cancun. I am their patient for awhile now and have the impression of that the welfare of their patients is more important than profit. It begins arriving at the airport where you will have a voucher for free shared transportation to either the clinic or your hotel. You will find a modern facility with the latest equipment, staffed by competent dentists, supervised by Dr. Irma Gavaldon. Treatment starts with a panoramic x-Ray and special pictures of the areas of concern, followed by an examination. You then have a discussion with a coordinator about the course of treatment and the cost. The cost of the treatment is calculated from a chart of all inclusive fees for different treatments. A root canal is so much, a crown so much, with no extra charges for x-rays or lab fees etc. These set fees are much cheaper than what you would pay at home with the same quality of care. Fees are in US$ but Canadian clients enjoy a very favourable exchange rate. Since most of us only come to Cancun for a week, every effort is made to be able to fit the treatments into the available time period. You are taken to your hotel after treatment and picked up at the hotel for you next appointment. Curtesy of the clinic. As to the treatment, I always felt them professional with emphasis on my satisfaction. On one occasion I was told by my local dentist that a molar could not be saved and the replacing implant would cost $5000.- I went to Ocean Dental for an implant at a more reasonable price. Instead they saved the tooth with a less expensive and less difficult root canal, while they could have made more by doing the implant. I never had the feeling that unneeded work was performed or that I was overcharged. It should be mentioned that Ocean Dental and Cancun Dental Specialists are the same. As patient you almost become part of the "family". They will do everything for you to leave happy and satisfied with the work, at an affordable cost.


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My husband and I both had work...

My husband and I both had work done. We are both extremely pleased with the experience and care. We would highly recommend cancun dental specialists


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I found CDS while researching ...

I found CDS while researching online and was followed up with a call from Greg who was very welcoming and answered all my questions. A few months later I travelled to Cancun by myself for a week to have a root canal and a cleaning done. The clinic was modern, clean, everyone spoke english and were very nice. I am already planning my next trip back, thank you all!!


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I just completed a process tha...

I just completed a process that replaced four lost upper molars (all requiring sinus lifts) and one lost lower molar with implants and crowns. As the team was finishing this process, they noticed a loose canine tooth that my Colorado dentist had told me I was going to eventually lose. Team members promptly advised me that they could save that tooth with minor surgery and a properly designed crown. I agreed to that recommended additional procedure and, two days later, was fitted with the additional (loose) tooth saving crown. I have been very pleased with my total set of experiences with CDS and the resulting "new" teeth. The staff are well trained, use current technology and approaches not observed with my Colorado dentists, are customer-oriented, and provide their services for approximately 1/3 of the costs quoted by my Colorado dentists. In addition, my dental insurer (Delta Dental)has covered these treatments and paid their share of the costs. I highly recommend considering CDS for your future dental work.


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We were going to Cancun for no...

We were going to Cancun for nothing but relaxing and catching up on reading. A last minute office call connected us to Ocean Dental. From there they did everything the could do to make the experience as quick and painless as possible, with the utmost professionalism and expertise as we have ever seen. We highly recommend them for all dental care you may need!


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This is the second visit that ...

This is the second visit that we made to Ocean Dental. The staff are so friendly and caring. When we arrived at the clinic we were met at the door by Janet and each got a hug and a very nice welcome. Dr. Irma is a kind and wonderful lady. Lindsay set up our appointments according to our holiday schedule before we arrived in Mexico and when we needed to come back to finish our dental work, Janet also worked around our holiday schedule. Since we returned home we have had phone calls from the office to see how we are doing. My dentist office here at home never does that! We were staying close to playa del carmen and they came and picked us up and took us back to our resort. I can't say enough about the service that we received. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you Ocean Dental!!


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was very happy with my dental ...

was very happy with my dental work done at ocean dental.all the staff are great. would definitely go again. I was frustrated on two of my appointments when I had to wait two hours before taken back in the room with my dentist.


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Where can I begin to tell everyone how fantastic Cancun Dental Specialists are? I am a person who went every six months to my local dentist for checkups and xrays. When my guy retired, and a new dentist took over, he told me I needed six implants, and the cost here was $6,000 apiece just for the implants (not including the crowns, bridges, etc.). I didn't know how I was going to pay for all this and I never wanted dentures! Fortunately, my husband knew a man (Bob Shappell) who had experienced CDS and told him about it. While I was in Cozumel in February of 2016, I went over for a consultation to CDS. CDS sent a driver that picked me up in Playa del Carmen, took me to the clinic, and then took me all the way back to the ferry. I was SO impressed!!! Just about everyone in the waiting room is from the U.S. or Canada. They all come down there for their dental work. The head dentist is a teaching dentist who was trained in America. She's wonderful too (Dr. Irma). Like me, the people waiting in the waiting room told me they started with a major problem, and now several of them will not go to any other dentist anywhere and come for their checkups each year. Everything in the office is ultra modern, with mood lighting, big screen TVS on the ceiling so I can watch Cirque d'Soleil or magicians or dancers or beautiful scenery while being worked on. The dental hygentist was even giving my jaws a massage while waiting for the new crowns. In Illinois, I had to pay almost $900 just for a consultation and this 3-D x-ray that was not covered by insurance. I brought my films down, but CDS wanted to do their own on their own 3-D machine and it was FREE! Wow! They make everything there so you don't have to wait weeks to get your teeth with the right color and fitting. Drivers pick you up and drop you off for every appointment. A tip I would recommend...stay at the NYX Hotel across the street. This way, you can avoid the waiting time in the waiting room. I would call before my appointments and see what time I should come, and this made it lots nicer. And the NYX was only $80/night for a junior suite. It was a nice hotel with everything you could want. I had my surgery in April when the extractions and implants were done, I had two root canals, and a bunch of other work done. NO PAIN! NEVER! I never even had to take a pain pill after everything they did on both trips to get this finished up. I have more pain from a filling in Illinois than I did with everything they accomplished for me. They offer a 10% cash discount...it will save you even more money. What really astounded me was after my surgery when I had prepaid for everything, they told me that instead of six implants, I only needed three and they owed me a refund! Where, in the USA, would they ever offer a refund after you had paid for anything? I was thrilled that they were so honest and wonderful. I went by myself for both trips...one in April and one in October, and I was never afraid there. It was so convenient, and staying at the NYX, not only did I have a short walk across the street to the clinic, but it's also close to shopping malls and restaurants. When I got my gorgeous smile back in October, the first thing I did was go to the Outback Steak House and order the biggest steak I could eat! It was great not to have to eat peanut butter or pasta anymore. My teeth are beautiful...everyone compliments me on them, and I have had no problems since. All those years with mystery pain, that nobody here could figure out. CDS to the rescue! I can't say enough about this wonderful place and I highly completely recommend it to anyone. I saved tens of thousands of dollars and am so happy. In fact, on the last day when I was getting my crowns and bridges done, CDS stayed open four extra hours just for me, so I wouldn't have to come back (this was on a Saturday). I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it. Thrilled beyond words. The entire staff is wonderful. Andy, Benny, Maggi, Janet, I can't even list them all. They are all fantastic. And yes, I got hugs too when I came back. It's just the best dental service anywhere. I couldn't be more pleased. Lindsay and Lucrecia from Ocean Dental really smoothed the way for a pleasant experience. They even paid for my airport shuttle to the hotel! Truly the best there is! Hooray!


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I had as good an experience as...

I had as good an experience as possible in a dentist chair. The people as Ocean dental are all fabulous and make a hard thing almost pleasurable. My mouth and smile both thank you.


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This was my first visit at Oce...

This was my first visit at Ocean Dental and I'm very pleased with the outcome. I had two 3-piece bridges done, and then an unexpected root canal. I was very impressed with their modern equipment, how clean and organized the office is, and how very kind all the people are. They fit me in for the root canal, staying late to be sure I was fully taken care of. They followed up with me to be sure I was doing well. Best of all, I saved about $7000! I'll go back again when needed, and have told my friends about them as well.


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Both my husband and I have per...

Both my husband and I have periodontal disease; the prognosis was grim. Implants/All on Four was the recommended long term solution, but with a price tag of $80 - $100, 000 CDN for both of us. Several "snowbird" friends who winter in Arizona just across the Mexican border suggested looking into having our work done in Mexico. My research lead us to Ocean Dental and since we already had a prognosis, I forwarded the information to them. I received a prompt reply with an estimate of the costs and options. Both my husband and I had full extractions; he had implants all-on-four and I had all-on-six. We staggered our surgeries with my husband having his a year ago then the restoration in May and I had my surgery in May and restoration this month. Even after flights, hotels, meals and other incidentals, we still saved $30-$40, 000. Hats off to the staff who are compassionate and professional in every way. Dr. Omar made a point of checking in on me, Dr. Raphael and Dr. Guillermo made every effort to keep me comfortable. (My heart really goes out to these professionals who are having to work on patients who are in very early stages of healing; it must be so stressful). They are very meticulous and don't be surprised if you have 6-7 people evaluating your face and smile to ensure that everything is aesthetically perfect. Having said that, perfection cannot be rushed so prepare yourself for delays. We did have a few bumps in the road, but we were able to reach a satisfactory compromise and Dr. Irma and her son, Andy, really went above and beyond our expectations. They genuinely want their patients to leave happy and smiling! I can't say enough about Dr. Irma's dedicated and hard working staff. The ladies at the front desk and Maggi are true ambassadors for the clinic. When is the last time you entered your local clinic and were greeted with a hug on a return visit? They are compassionate and empathetic and have a talent for smoothing things over with impatient patients. Memo and Diego are courteous and personable and get you safely to and from your appointments. To all the staff right from the call center to the support staff, dentists and lab techs, I thank you. We will return to Cancun for our annual check-ups and I will certainly be recommending Ocean Dental to anyone who will listen!


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This was my 5th visit to Ocean...

This was my 5th visit to Ocean Dental Cancun. Four years ago, when I heard about Dr. Irma from my friends, I knew right away that is the Doctor I badly needed. My teats never been the best, so in my life I visited a lot of different Dentists in Europe and North America. None of those Doctors as good and carrying like Dr. Irma. This Clinic, all Staff and Doctors are very amazing. Ocean Dental Clinic, right now CDS /CANCUN DENTAl SPECIALIST is the best equipped,elegant, clean clinic. Best of the best. In my opinion Dr. Irma is like "extinct" in this world. This Doctor has golden hands, magic touch and knowledge beyond imagination. In my case Dr. Irma did what was almost impossible -bone transplant and bone grafting, few roots canal, two bridges, seven implants, many crowns and much, much more. The final effect was stunning. I'm far away to be pathetic and I know this sound like "to beautiful to be thru". You need to experience to your own self to know what is like. I forgot to mention cost of all this dental work in my mouth. I paid 1/3 of what I would pay in Canada. If you ever decide to visit OCEAN DENTAL please be patient with Dr. Irma, other Doctors, assistants, all Staff. Those people work long hours, dealing with many different patients with different attitude and most of the patients have a difficult case. Dr. Irma staff are very high educated, knowledgeable and hard working doctors to make all patients as happy and satisfied as possible. Of course in this clinic some times are delays, but it is because about profesionalism and quality, not a Production, like in our clinic at home. Please remember that when you choose Dr. Irma Clinic. TRUST, PATIENT AND LOVE.


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Ocean Dental IS my dentist. No...

Ocean Dental IS my dentist. Not only do I get quality care at an affordable price (compared to the US), but I have to come to CANCUN for it!!


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This is my 2nd visit with them...

This is my 2nd visit with them. The place to go for fantastic dental care by a highly trained and caring staff. They really care about their patients and their passion for giving you a great experience really shines through. To say they go above and beyond is an understatement. Highly recommend! 5 out of 5 stars.


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This was my third visit to Oce...

This was my third visit to Ocean Dental. This time it was an EMERGENCY, as I had an abscessed molar and was in pretty much constant pain. The dentist in Calgary said it would be a complicated procedure because it was an old root canal with a post in it. The root canal alone was quoted at $3,000, NOT including the crown. I called Ocean Dental on Wednesday, and they made an appointment that same Saturday! So I made my short-notice travel arrangements and headed down. It turned out that ANOTHER molar was also in need of a root canal and crown (something my dentist in Calgary didn't notice). I got both root canals and crowns done for $2,000USD and was back in a week. I stayed in Hostel Moloch near the main bus station in Cancun, and easily took the bus to my visits, though they offered to pick me up. I enjoyed a nice, low-key visit to the charming city of Cancun, with trips to Isla Mujeres, and the fabulous beach Playa Delfines, all for about HALF of what my dental work would have cost in Canada, including airfare and accommodations. I'm looking forward to my next toothache! Lol.


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Went to ocean dental in March of 2016 for implants. The most wonderful,people helped me Went back September f or the finished work. They were all amazing. I love my new smile. I can't say enough about the wonderful people that took care of me there . If you have any doubts or fear about having your dental work done outside United States call me or email me . I would be honored to share my experiences with you


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I have had the opportunity to ...

I have had the opportunity to receive dental treatments at various clinics, 1 in Costa Rica, 4 clinics in Mexico. Ocean Dental is, without question, now "my clinic". I have come to the realization that some jobs can be done quickly, others cheaply.... at varying costs. At Ocean Dental we got first class treatment at a cost that was not dear, given the professional attention that was given. Without going into too much detail.... this is the most professional clinic that I have ever visited. And, the dentists know what they are doing, in every sense.


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After too many years without s...

After too many years without seeing a dentist, I was beginning to experience problems and finally scheduled an exam in the United States. X-rays showed advanced periodontal disease, with significant bone loss. This could not be ignored, since if infection reaches the bone marrow it can spread through the bloodstream and potentially be fatal. Extractions, bone grafting, implants and fixed hybrid dentures were recommended, but at an estimated cost (in the US) that was utterly staggering. We paid less for the first home we bought, and this was only an initial estimate. Nevertheless, something had to be done. A friend mentioned Mexico, and I began researching online and discovered several clinics specializing in dental implants. After reading all about Cancun Dental Specialists (CDS, by Ocean Dental) in Cancun -- including Dra. Irma's sterling credentials from the University of Michigan -- I initiated contact and explained my situation. Their response was immediate and professional, including a clear list of the procedures that would likely be involved and their specific related costs. The savings was substantial -- about 25-30% of my previous US estimate -- and my confidence in CDS was reinforced by the many pages of glowing testimonials on their website. My wife and I flew to Cancun in April 2016. I was immediately x-rayed and examined by Dra. Aurora, and scheduled for surgery with Dr. Omar. All extractions, infection cleaning and treatment, bone grafting and implants were done in a single afternoon under full anesthesia. There was never any discomfort or pain, either during or following the surgery. (I should add here that Dr. Omar placed six implants upper and six lower, or "all-on-6", while my original estimate in the US was only for all-on-4.) Following the bone-to-implant osseo integration period, we returned to Cancun in October. Drs. Aurora, Omar and Cindell all worked to place and fit the final fixed hybrid dentures, always under the close watch of Dra. Irma. I could not be happier. My new teeth look great, they feel extremely solid, and they are totally comfortable. I can once again eat anything, and my bite and ability to chew food is much better than it has been in many years. I brush, floss and use a Waterpik just as with normal teeth. And of course, since fixed hybrid dentures mounted on implants are very low-profile and do not cover the upper or lower palates (unlike traditional dentures), taste is fully retained and completely normal. The final pricing was as quoted -- there were no hidden costs. The CDS/Ocean Dental clinic is spotless, very professional, and their technology is state of the art. Dentures are made-to-order in the clinic's own nearby lab, using CAD/CAM software and high-precision milling equipment. Best of all is the staff -- Drs. Irma, Omar, Aurora and Cindell are wonderful, as well as Dr. Rafael who fitted my wife with orthodontal braces -- and of course all of their terrific dental assistants. Diana and Janeth always greet patients with a smile and keep the waiting room moving smoothly, while Maggi and Benny manage the busy office administration. Gregory and Lucrecia are excellent trip and appointment coordinators, and Guillermo and Diego drive many miles every day, shuttling patients from their hotels to the clinic and back again. Finally, in the waiting room we met a whole new fraternity of fellow patients, from all over the US, Canada and many other parts of the world. We all shared our stories, what work we were having done, and how we had discovered CDS. We heard only happy experiences, never any disappointment. Oh, and then there's Cancun -- where in Mexico could be better for a dental holiday? We are telling all our family and friends about CDS, and we are more than happy to recommend them very highly. Ted and Asih Olson North Idaho, USA


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I wish all dental clinics were...

I wish all dental clinics were as amazing as this one. Dr. Irma and her team were fantastic. I felt very comfortable having surgery there after meeting with both Dr. Irma and the surgeon Dr. Omar. They both listened patiently to all of my questions and recommended treatment . I chose the all on four. The surgery lasted over two hours but I was sedated. The anesthesiologist was wonderful. Everyone was so caring. I will return in 6 months to complete my work. I never imagined that the clinic would be so high tech. I am so impressed. They treated me as if I were family, I feel very blessed to have been able to go there and receive such outstanding care. I am so grateful for my beautiful smile.


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Went to ocean dental in March of 2016 for implants. The most wonderful,people helped me Went back September f or the finished work. They were all amazing. I love my new smile. I can't say enough about the wonderful people that took care of me there . If you have any doubts or fear about having your dental work done outside United States call me or email me . I would be honored to share my experiences with you


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Dr. Irma and her team were pro...

Dr. Irma and her team were professional and efficient, the cost of everything came in under what is thought I'd spend... I highly recommend Cancun Ocean Dental.


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I heard about Ocean Dental thr...

I heard about Ocean Dental through friends. Since I required some implants and found the prices in Canada way too much, I decided to go to Cancun and at the same time made a vacation out of it. What a great decision I made. The staff and the customer service is excellent. I have and will still be recommending people to them, with no hesitation.


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Ocean Dental came highly recom...

Ocean Dental came highly recommended and they fulfilled their reputation in every way! The staff were great allaying any fears that I had in both a friendly and professional manner! They all went out of their way to make sure that my entire stay was productive from a dental point of view with enough time left over for some personal relaxation! My dental work will take a second visit to complete, and I look forward to having it done in the Spring of 2017 by Ocean Dental!


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The idea of going to Mexico fo...

The idea of going to Mexico for dental restoration came about as a way of saving money. What you get at Cancun Dental Specialists may actually be better services than what we can get at home. First, they give more time to your work each day. Second, their lab is integrated into the practice, so I had an inlay, 4 implants and 2 crowns over teeth, one with a root canal, all completed over 4 days. Dr. Irma is leading a committed team of treatment and office professionals who work long days to give patients great service and results. After contacting 4 dental offices at home, and 15 in Mexico, it was only Cancun Dental Services that had the consideration and superior patient services department to special order implant parts, even though they had not put the implants in. No other office in either country would do this for me. And, I saved 65% on the dental costs. The team collaboration among the staff was something I have never seen, even during a career in health care in the USA. The need for a root canal was revealed mid-morning on a day of crown preparations. I had to wait only an hour to see the Endodontist, and then I got back with my restoration specialist, Dr. Cindell, who finished the 7 crown prep and impressions, all done in one day. The ride coordination was flawless with the transportation company. But, when my wife and I needed a ride to the airport on Sunday at 3 AM, the practice manager came from a wedding reception in his own car. Could you imagine service like that from your local dentist office?


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I was a little hesitant to hav...

I was a little hesitant to have dental work done in Mexico and my friends called me crazy but a 2 weeks before I was to be in Cancun I broke a tooth and needed a crown. I had remembered talking to a lady on a plane bond for Mexico, a year earlier, who said her and her husband use dental services in Mexico all the time. I starting researching online and looked at reviews and finally contacted Ocean Dental Cancun. They responded immediately. They answered all my questions and quoted me prices for what I requested and also quoted prices if I needed more done. I had thought I only needed a crown but end up needing a crown and a root canal. Not a surprise since my US dentist said that could happen. There were no hidden costs. Everyone was professional. Everything was sterile and clean, a big factor for me. They picked me up from my hotel, even though I was 40 mins away and brought me back to the hotel. I would use their services again and again but hoping I don't need to.


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I really liked the service, an...

I really liked the service, and the team work. All the staff was great. I recommend them for you too. They are very professional & efficient. For sure i will be back to always do my dental work there. Thank you ....


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The idea of traveling to Cancu...

The idea of traveling to Cancun for dental work, was not remotely close on my list of dental options. My dental visits in Florida were the standard stuff, but the real need (implants) was seldom addressed because the price quoted was -- a very nice condo. Searching the internet for dental services across bordering States (Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama) I ran across an ad for "Dental Departures." I made contact and was introduced to the Ocean Dental coordinating person. I remained hesitant ... even though the cost was significantly lower and more affordable. Nevertheless, cautiously proceeded, and made all the arrangements; sent xrays and established communications (email and telephone) with the coordinator. It was the willingness of Ocean Dental coordinator to answer my questions openly that altered (not changed) the hesitancy through this channel of communications. I started researching some of the reviews of those who had dental services performed there and moved closer to making a decision. My decision was ultimately made because of the demonstrated caring through something as simple as the detailed arrangement for my arrival. Anyone who cared enough to ensure that my getting from the airport to the hotel, and pickup from the hotel to appointments, must also be genuinely caring professionals. That assessment turned out to be accurate and I am a completely happy patient. Ocean Dental staff is more that dental professionals, but people committed to excellence; they function like a family and that makes the difference. Sitting in the waiting room watching the interactions between patients to patients and staff and patients convey the idea that it is not just a business, but a people's business. That is what Ocean Dental represents. My genuine pleasure to write this review.


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In June 2016 I went to Ocean D...

In June 2016 I went to Ocean Dental Cancun to get a lot of major dental work done. It has been a good experience so far. The office is very organized, friendly personal,equipped with new high tech equipment, and most important very knowledgeable stuff under supervision Dr. Irma Gavaldon. They worked together and consulted with each to ensure they determine the best treatment plan for me especially given the short time frame of my trip. I am hoping to be just as pleased and impressed when I go back later in the year to complete the remainder of my treatment.


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I had my first visit January ...

I had my first visit January 2016 and after the implants healed I had the rest of the work completed in May 2016. This is my second review. I wanted to follow up with a more detailed report and express my gratitude to Dr. Irma Gavaldon, Ocean Dental and the entire staff of Cancun Dental Specialists. It's been years since I've been able to chew food without being in pain either from a bad tooth or biting my cheeks or tongue. The biting of the cheeks or tongue is something that's been an everyday, multiple times per day occurrence ever since I can remember. Since my work has been completed and my bite has been corrected I haven't bitten cheeks or tongue a single time; not once. That alone is such a relief. In total, I had 2 extractions, 4 implants, 2 root canals, 2 bone grafts and 18 crowns placed. The chewing teeth are zirconium and the front teeth are Emax porcelain. The team at Cancun Dental Specialists did an outstanding job and I couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out. I can eat with confidence, they look like real teeth and have never felt or looked better. Period. I was there 10 days each visit and now I'm done. It's worth noting that they provide transportation from and back to the airport and for all the dental appointments FREE of charge. Everyone there has an area of specialty and they all work together as a team. The atmosphere is so friendly, welcoming and professional; from the office to the drivers to the front desk to the gifted dental staff. If I had this done in the US it would have cost $40,000 where I live. $40,000 was simply out of reach for me. At Cancun Dental Specialists I paid just over $12,000 for a savings of 70%. You will love Cancun. It is PARADISE!! Thank you Dr. Irma Gavaldon and your wonderful team at Cancun Dental Specialists. You have made my life better. Aaron New Hampshire, USA YouTube Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bylHM8M-2E


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Like many first timers to the idea of travelling to Mexico for dental work I was nervous, skeptical, and worried that I was making a huge mistake. It is now two weeks since my first appointment, I’m back home in the states and all I can say is “THANK GOD I DID IT!” This was the single most positive dental experience I have ever had! I needed a bridge replaced (the original one put in by an American dentist fell apart after 7 years) and in the end I needed a root canal on one of the teeth. The cost here in the states was quoted to me at around $6100. My final bill, which I paid happily, was $1575. Now, I was in a pickle as I had a broken bridge so getting it fixed was a must do. The difference between what I would have paid, sitting on the couch in my apartment pissed off at the outrageous cost of US dental work and what I actually paid in Cancun covered not only the flight from Seattle but 7 days at a luxury all-inclusive resort for my whole family. We had a great time and I will never forget the super nice people I met at CDS. Thank you! I will be back!


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We had a very positive experie...

We had a very positive experience at Cancun dental specialist! Everyone was very nice and inviting to us. We felt safe and the dental work that was done looks great, we also saved thousands of dollars versus getting the work done in the states. We will be back! Thank you :)


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Hola buenas tardes, les querĂ­...

Hola buenas tardes, les querĂ­a comentar que hace unos dĂ­as atrĂĄs en mayo estuve en CancĂșn, y lamentablemente, hubiese querido realmente no tener que recurrir a ningĂșn centro mĂ©dico, puedo decir que desde el primero hasta el Ășltimo nos atendieron de 10 !!, desde la secretaria hasta la supervisora, comentario a parte del Dr Guillermo y su ayudante, la verdad que fui con mucho dolor y muchos nervios, por no estar en mi paĂ­s y con todo lo que eso significa, pero el Dr de un principio me hizo sentir cĂłmodo, y la verdad que tanto profesional como personalmente es un genio. Se movieron rĂĄpidamente para contactar con mi seguro al viajero, para aprobarme el tratamiento. Me llevo un mal recuerdo (por dolor en mis tan deseadas vacaciones) y muy bueno por haber tenido la suerte de que me atienda Guillermo saludos. Nicolas.


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Irma and her staff were very p...

Irma and her staff were very professional in the way they presented treatment options and in the way they executed the plan we proceeded with. The clinic was immaculate and probably cleaner than most practices in the states. I would recommend her and her clinic to anyone interested in quality dentistry at a very affordable price, made even better since the work was combined with a relaxing holiday. I had five zirconium crowns done with no discomfort at all. Thanks to you and your staff Irma! Brian


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I'm a HUGE fan of Ocean Dental...

I'm a HUGE fan of Ocean Dental!!! High, high standards, extremely professional staff, and great care. Two trips, and five visits later, I love telling friends that my dentist is in Cancun, and then flashing them the beautiful smile that Dr. Gavaldon and the staff made possible. Katherine Jensen, Port Townsend, Washington, USA


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This was my third visit to Oce...

This was my third visit to Ocean Dental. I have had an implant, root canal, extraction, cleaning, and check up. the dental equipment was extremely modern, like none I've seen in Canada. There are even spa lights on the ceiling above your dental chair to ease anxiety.. The staff are amazing, very professional and friendly. It is a happy atmosphere. My dental work is beautiful, I am so pleased with my smile. The first time I visited Ocean dental, I came from Canada as a lone female. I stayed in cancun ( the dental office will assist you with accommodations if necessary). I felt safe and secure. The drivers are always on time to pick you up from your hotel, and take you back. They also provide airport transportation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ocean dental. On top of it all, I was able to have my dental work done, stay in beautiful cancun for less than I would pay for just the dental work alone in Canada. Thank you to all the staff, see you in November.


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I want to say how pleased my h...

I want to say how pleased my husband and I were to have our dental treatment at Ocean Dental in Cancun Mexico. Everyone was so wonderful to us. Maggi was our co-ordinator and she answered all my questions about going to Mexico for treatment. From the moment we walked in to the clinic I felt at ease, knowing we had made the right decision. The office is just beautiful and clean and professional. The staff was friendly and we were so happy to be there. There is so much we can say about our experiences there . The most important is how quickly every thing was done and how happy we were with being there. We had so much done in just a few days that would have taken months here in the United states. In the waiting room I heard a few complaints of how "their appointment had been pushed back and they had been waiting an hour or so." Well I say, 'remember you chose Mexico for a reason. It saves you money and you get more done in a few days than in 6 months or more at home. So be patient. Be kind and remember they are working very hard to have you ready to leave and catch your plane home .' Everyone was wonderful to us and in all my life of having dental work, I have never seen dentist work so hard or so long hours to please their patients. From the drivers that picked us up from the airport on arrival, and for every appointment we had till the day we left to go home, everyone was wonderful. I never thought I would ever say I was sad to leave my dentist office. I will be glad to talk with anyone that wants to hear more about our time there and what we had done, and I will be going back in September to finish my treatment. My husband will also be glad to tell about his treatments, as well. He was skeptical at first, and was just totally impressed with what they did for him in two days. Thank you everyone at Ocean Dental for everything you did for us. You are awesome!


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I wouldn't hesitate to highly ...

I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend Dr Irma and her highly trained staff. The level of care and facilities are outstanding. I had to veneers, a bone graft and two implants placed in 2 days. They were fast efficient and never compromised quality or care. When you leave you want to give everyone a hug because they've made you feel like your part of their family. Enjoy a beautiful Cancun vacation with the money you save. I look forward to returning in 6 months and seeing my new friends and finishing my work. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.


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I want to thank Ocean Dental f...

I want to thank Ocean Dental for the great services I had received last week.After seeing several dentists in Calgary Ab. I found out I needed 26 extractions and dentures .Then the real shock, $10,000.00 + dollars. I had a friend say go to Cancun Mexico. I started looking into this and after many hours of research I had decided on Ocean Dental. But still being nervous I had to decided to have my dentures done at home which in retrospect was a bad idea (not in a bad way my Denturist is fantastic and did a great job, as I wanted to make sure I had after care at home) To make a long story short after a few days enjoying Cancun my appointment day was coming up and I was scared/nervous if I had made the right decision. After their driver picked me up from my hotel and brought me to their office I encountered a waiting room of Canadians and Americans who either were starting their procedures or just ending them. After talking to many of them all my stress went out of the window from what they told me. I remember talking to a women who lived 45 minutes from home that had implants done and was just getting her new teeth put in and let me tell you they were fantastic. My turn in. All the equipment was modern clean just like my local dentist even better I thought , very professional staff completed my procedure I felt great they explained to me what I needed to do as if I were at home drove me back to my hotel. I tend to be long winded but I am already booking my next trip for implants and probably saving $25,000 + dollars and knowing that the work I will receive be top quality. Again thank you very much for all your work and look forward to see you in the next few months. Great job!!!


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I am in Cancun now having trea...

I am in Cancun now having treatment, and so far everything is as good as a trip the dentist can be. My shuttle provided by Ocean Dental from the airport was on time, and one of their drivers has collected me from the hotel to take me to to surgery each time and delivered me back to the hotel afterwards. The dental office found my keys and kept them safe for me when I misplaced the on a surgery visit - excellent service. My treatment here is to remove one infected molar and one sideways-growing molar, add implants in the top of my mouth to give me better bite. I had 2 extractions, 2 bone grafts and one implant base done yesterday, and feel 90% back to normal today. I'm back at the surgery tomorrow so they can check their work. I will need either 1 or 2 more visits to complete the work. I don't speak any Spanish, but there are enough English speakers at the surgery that I always feel I can make myself understood. The waiting room at the surgery has been very busy, sometimes more people than chairs, but I think I would be more worried if it was empty! Speaking to others in the waiting room, many of whom are repeat patients or have been personally referred by other patients, gives you a sence of confidence in the business. It's inconvenient being away from family and work, but Cancun is a nice place, and dentist prices are half that of Orlando.


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I wanted to have an implant ra...

I wanted to have an implant rather than the bridge my dentist suggested. The problem was a bone defect that required an oral surgeon and I could not afford the quoted fee. I chose Cancun due to it being so close to South Florida where I live and the price quoted for having this procedure done there. I am so very glad I went there.The facility is state of the art, the staff is very professional and pleasant. I have to return in May or June for the abutment and crowns. The amount I shall save on the abutment alone will pay for the flight. My wife shall be returning with me. She, too, needs dental work. The more dental work a person requires the greater will be their percentage of savings. Get your best quote from your local dentist and give them a call. I believe you shall be in for a surprise. There is no reason for a person to lose their teeth if they can afford a small percentage of what the fee would be at home. When you get there say hello for me to Maggi and Drs. Irma and Omar


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I'm extremely happy with the g...

I'm extremely happy with the great services. The entire office is full of professionals from the beginning to the end. My crown had never felt and looked so amazing. I recommend 110%.


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I had an amazing experience wh...

I had an amazing experience when I visit the clinic to get removed all of my wisdom teeth a month ago and seriously, I can not be more delighted with all the work that the people from the clinic and specially Dr. Omar Lugo and his assistant did. Even though I was really nervous and one of the teeth was really close to the nerve, everything went by very smoothly because of the high efficiency of everybody. You can feel that it is a very organized place and they know for sure what they are doing. I'm really happy with my results and with the empathy of everybody.


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I just wanted to say a few kin...

I just wanted to say a few kind words about the wonderful team at Cancun Dental Specialists. I spent 10 days in January 2016 getting the first half of my much needed dental work done. I will hopefully go back at the end of May to finish. So far, I've had a root canal which was painless; 2 extractions and 4 implants placed. This would be completely out of my financial reach in the states. Also, no dentist here in the states will come to my home, pick me up for my appointments then drive me back home when I'm done. In January, when the northeast corner of the US is dark and cold, Cancun is a warm and sunny paradise. I can't wait to come back and have my 19 crowns placed and give an even better review! Thank you :-)


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The clinic was really helpful ...

The clinic was really helpful when I had to have an emergency root canal whilst I was travelling in Mexico. They explained everything to me and even gave me a more bugetted treatment to help me save money. They were all super friendly and I would recommend them 100%.


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