Saturday, October 31, 2009

Viva la dentist!

Obviously, I no spreche es habla espanol...but we had a very good experience at the dentist in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.

We spent the better part of the day over there yesterday and did more than see the dentist. We are very excited about the care and result of our first trip to the dentist is Mexico. Great care, great people, great price, great experience.

I read other blogs about their time at the dentist and am glad to say ours was a good one also. We look forward to returning for more dental work.

We parked at the International Bridge again today and walked across into Neuvo Progresso, Mexico. The New Image Dental Clinic is 1/2 block down the first street on the left.We found the office pretty easily. I had the phone number of the New Images Dental Clinic (Veronic Munoz, DDS who has two other dentists on staff) and called to confirm the appointment and make sure I had directions. If you want the phone number, let me know. The office and waiting room are about three years old. It was nice, nothing fancy by U.S. standards, but it was clean and comfortable. There were two other American couples/patients there besides us. We arrived about 11:15 for our 11:30 appointment.I asked Lupita, my dental hygienist, if I could take a few pictures while she finished up my cleaning. (This was my first attempt at photography while in the dentist's chair...a product of my long arms and decent aim with my Canon camera...)Pam was impressed with how quickly her dentist picked up on Pam's history of periodontal disease and asked probing questions. He was very thorough and provided some insight into her occasional jaw pain that U.S. dentists have not been able to link together over the years.

While Pam was in the chair, I visited with Betty and Bill who are regular winter visitors to South Texas and clients of New Image Dental Clinic.

Bill was in getting bridge work done and Betty and I talked. After a while, I found out she is Lynda's sister. I have followed Bob and Lynda for a long time on their blog: The Slow Gypsy Life of Lynda and Bob. What a small world! We have yet to meet Bob and Lynda face to face but hope to one day soon.

After our time at the dentist, we got a few meds at a pharmacy on main street.
Then we had lunch at a nice restuarant and did some Christmas shopping.
We also got a streetside vendor demo of a veg-a-matic like tool before we returned to the Roadrunner.

We are glad to have been able to find a good dentist in Mexico. Pam had x-rays done and we got an idea of some things we will need to address later. And we look forward to returning.

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More later today on Twitter as we head out to Edna Texas for Texana State Park for an overnite stop.


  1. Thanks for the information on your dental visit. Sounds like something Mike and I might want to further discuss with you all.

    Have a safe trip to Edna.

  2. A shot of a dentist's chair still sends shivers down my spine! Looks like you found a good place though!

  3. Wow how neat that you guys had such a wonderful experience at the dentist... Were they much cheaper then in the USA??? And how exactly did the med refils work? Sounds like a perfect day even with the dentist visit... and meeting new friends was just an added bonus. Have Fun!

    Travel Safe

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  6. Glad it worked out for you in every way. Great job with the photos while in the "chair".

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  8. I'm glad you enjoyed your dental visit and found a good dentist. It seems cheaper there, too!

    I am not too fond of going to the dentist, either, but one of my sons is a good dentist in Greenville, SC and he always make sure I am comfortable with the procedures.

    Anyhow, my friend who is also a dentist (Greer City based) is promoting and campaigning for people to regularly visit their dentists.

    I'm amazed at how good you were at taking pics while the "action" was rolling.

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