Dental Tourism – Mexico

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Country Profile

Mexico shares its frontier to the north with the United States, while to the south and west it borders on the Pacific Ocean. To the southeast lie Guatemala, Belize and the Caribbean Sea, while on the east side lies the Gulf of Mexico. It is a Federation of States with executive, legislative and judicial separation. A President presides over a Senate and Chamber of Deputies. The population is a blend of Indigenous peoples and European migrants. Eighty-two per cent of the population is Roman Catholic.

The Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental mountain ranges traverse a vast countryfrom north to south three times the size of Texas. Much of north and central Mexico are at elevations of up to five thousand feet. North of the Tropic of Cancer, a temperate climate brings cooler winter temperatures. By contrast, the lower-lying southern region experiences warmer winters and summer hurricanes.

National Demographic

The population of over one hundred and ten million is ethnically diverse. Indigenous peopletend to continue with their rural existence. Those of European and other extractionscongregate in and around cities. There are approximately one million American expats in residence, mainly along the southern coastline.

The official language is Spanish, with a third of the population unilingual. European and America expatriates create pockets of English, French and German speakers. English is common in international business, and at holiday resorts where tourists congregate.

Telecommunication

Landline penetration is low outside of cities because of the terrain. However, eighty-two percent of Mexican teenagers and adults use mobile technology. A domestic satellite system connects to one hundred and twenty earth stations, ensuring that radio, television and internet are widely available.

School System

The country ranks twenty-fourth in the world for literacy at close to one hundred per cent. Basic education delivers via a hierarchy of primary, junior high, and high schools, and is free to Mexican citizens. The Constitution states that school education shall be non-religious. Consequently, there are a number of private denominational schools, and a variety of others serving cultural niches including English speakers.

Further Education

Vocational training begins as a second stream at high school, and continues at vocational training colleges and other technical education institutions. Muchof this comprises short courses. However students targeting careers as para-medicals, assistant accountants, secretaries, technicians etc. follow two to three year programs at technicons that award three-year bachillerato qualifications. The higher academic education system follows the American model, with at least four years at bachelor level, followed by two elective postgraduate years perhaps leading to three-year doctorates. This corresponds to the European Union Bologna process, and facilitates migration to European universities provided there is reciprocity.

The three highest-ranked universities are the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico City), the Universidad de Guadalajara (Guadalajara), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City). All of these have faculties of medicine, dentistry& health, arts & humanities, business & social sciences, language & cultural studies, engineering, and science & technology.

Medical Education

Proximity to the United States means that many American medical professionals are educated in Mexico and vice-versa. Health care is generally equivalent to the American standard, with local hospitals and dental clinics equipped to latest equipment and hygiene standards. Mexican healthcare may be 75% cheaper on the exchange rate. However, it is arguably equally as good.

Dental Services in Mexico

Registration and oversight of dentists falls within the remit of the Asociación Dental Mexicana (or Mexican Dental Association). This non-profit body issues certificates of technical compliance and good standing. These and reciprocity with its American counterparts are an assurance of world-class dental service services.

Dental Travel Services supports these efforts by networking with Asociación Dental Mexicana-registered dentists throughout country, where world-standard implant, veneer, crown and bridge treatments are available at affordable prices thanks to favorable exchange rates. Our processes are efficient and fast. Once you get there, you will find everything ready and waiting for you.

Getting There

The country has many modern airports. Benito Juárez International Airport - IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX - is the second-largest Latin American hub. Over thirty million passengers fly in annually from approximately one hundred international departure points. It connects to a further two hundred and twenty regional facilities. Those adjacent to urban centers benefit from a variety of airport-to-city transport choices.

Visitor Highlights

According to the World Tourism Organization Mexico is the most visited American country after the United States. Its most notable attractions include enigmatic mesoamerican ruins, spectacular nature reserves, sun-soaked beaches as good as any, and vibrant city festivals with street parades. There is so much to see and do in this diverse country that we prefer not to make firm recommendations. We recommend you click through to the official Visit Mexico website, and let your imagination roam free there.

 

 

 

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