So you are considering a drive to Nogales, Arizona to walk across the border and visit a dental professional, but are not quite sure how to begin to find the dentist that will be right for you. Here are some tips to get you started.

Ask your friends, and see what other people say. Thousands of Americans cross the border at Nogales every year to receive professional, quality dental care at a fraction of the price they would pay in Arizona, or anywhere else in the United States. And you know how Americans are – if they have a problem, they will complain about it. People are perhaps less likely to broadcast their positive experiences, but they are available online as well.

Research the dental office and dentists that seem like they may be right for you. Many dentists in Nogales, Mexico have their own websites, and telephone numbers in Nogales, Arizona that you can call from the United States. Click here to see some basic guidelines for what to look for in a Nogales, Mexico dental office.

When you call a Nogales, Mexico dental office’s Arizona phone number, you will most likely find that an English-speaking person will be at the other end of the line, to answer any questions you may have or to assist you in making an appointment. Ask about the location of the dental office (is it near the border? If not, do they offer free transportation?), water that is used in procedures, sterilization methods and sanitary cleaning techniques, equipment and dental procedures performed, and of course, prices.

And when looking on dentists’ websites or calling their office for information, ask about where they attended college, and what special training he or she may have had.

After you have narrowed down your list to the top two or three candidates, you may want to make a visit to Nogales to see their offices. Call in advance to let them know that you are coming to visit and see the office, so there will be someone available to show you around. And who knows, if you are suitably impressed, you may decide to stay for some dental work.