I have been helping Patients who travel to Cancun for Treatments for Over 5 years and I can honestly say I love my job. And in that time I have had the privilege to meet Hundreds of People from all over the United States and Canada who travel to Cancun because they know they are not only receiving the very best care available but a personal on site support concierge that is available 24 hours to them throughout their stay Courtesy of Dental Destinations Cancun & Dentaris.
After 5 Years I have seen pretty much every scenario a patient could find themselves in so Below are some Important points | Hints | Tips and Suggestions that I would like you and those who are planning to travel for Dental treatments to read. These can help make you more prepared and makes sure there are no unexpected surprises while you are here ~ Leaving you to be able to focus on your Dental transformation and Vacation.
Travel with a friend or family member ~ It is not nice to be away from home and going through any type of dentistry if you have no one to spend time with between appointments. Also if you are looking at complex surgeries it is always advisable to have someone who can help you and be a good source of support and company.
Include your current dental Provider ~ This can sometimes be a subject that a lot of patients do not like to bring up with their current healthcare provider, but I really believe (and have seen) that if the provider works with us here at Dentaris it can be really beneficial for them, us here in Cancun and most importantly you the patient. We can work together and make sure you the patient receives the very best personalized care.
Take out Travel Insurance ~ This is self explanatory but for many travelers they do tend to overlook this basic necessity when visiting a foreign Country.
Focus on the Dentistry ~ While you are on Vacation you want the dental work you are paying for to be successful and there is nothing more important than taking the medications as prescribed and following after care instructions. This is the same for any pre treatment requirements (fasting before sedations etc)
Medications ~ If you believe that you will need extremely strong pain medication ~ Bring your own (It is a myth that any pain medication and in particular Opiates are readily available in Mexico)
Make sure your close friends and family are aware of the reasons you are traveling to Cancun ~ Support does help reaffirm and make it a positive step for you.
Be Aware that Treatment plans can change ~ This is not to say they will, and any prior preparation you do before traveling like X-rays, scans treatment plans etc n will significantly lower the chances of this happening, but certain cases after a clinical evaluation may alter slightly in the favor of a more successful treatment Outcome.
Medical History ~ It is very important that you are completely honest and open about your current health and history, This just enables the doctors to work with as much information as possible and elect the best course of treatments for you.
Inform your bank that you will be traveling to Cancun and making payments for a specific service, It is quite normal for the initial transaction to be declined by a banking institution (Do not panic) It only requires a call to confirm this is authorized by you the Payee.
Have access to cash (Although not vital when you have access to cards) It is easier to be able to have some cash available in case the need arises for buying medications and any extras This is easy in Cancun where US Dollars and Mexican Pesos are the standard currency. Be aware that when spending Dollars in Mexico your change will always be returned in the denomination of Mexican Pesos.
Confirm the types of payments the clinic accepts ~ It is very often that Personal cheques, and even American Travelers Cheques are no longer accepted in many Mexican businesses due to a change in the Federal laws.
If the dates given for your treatments are say 5 days book 7 days, It is always better for you to have maybe a day or so extra to recuperate and if needed any adjustments to be done before traveling back home.
Look for Hotels and accommodations in close proximity to the clinic as this helps with traveling times and places less pressure on yourself if needing to return for multiple visits throughout the procedures.
Time Share ~ There are many hotels that still offer Timeshare presentations or Vacation ownership tours, and for some people they already have timeshares or are interested which is great, But if you are not sure or are not interested Ask.
Excursions and Tours ~ The are a multitude of Activities to do and there is something for every one, But make sure you have the times and dates of appointments arranged with the clinics so there is no confusion or day tours missed due to unforeseen occurrences.
Following these little hints can and will help your Planned dental Vacation with Dental Destinations Cancun ~ Dentaris a Successful and a Positive Life Changing Experience:
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