In Mexico Dental Schools Are Training Skilled Dentists
In Mexico dental prices are very competitive relative to Canada and the US. For many Canadians, price and the opportunity for a great vacation are the major selling points when considering dental tourism to Mexico.
While they cannot be faulted for seeking such things as low cost dental implants and affordable aesthetic dentistry procedures, what dental tourists should understand is that in Mexico dental schools (in a select group) are producing well trained graduates who regularly go on to become dentists who are skilled by anyone's standard.
As part of our on-going efforts to remain informed regarding the Mexican dental industry, Holiday Dental requested meetings with representatives of a select sample of Mexico dental schools. Recognizing Holiday Dental's respected position in the dental tourism industry, one on one interviews and dental campus tours were arranged with the following dental schools.
1. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National University with Multiple Campuses)
As the national public university, UNAM has campuses in many states and is the largest university in Mexico. Partly as a result of it's size, UNAM is very influential (it's annual budget is larger than the annual budget of some Mexican states).
Holiday Dental met with Dr. Fernando Tenorio, the Dental Program Coordinator at the UNAM campus in the city of Leon. The dental campus is large, well equipped and brand new, having just opened a month prior to our visit; the sod had just been put down and various areas were still under construction.
Holiday Dental recently interviewed Dr. Tenorio. To watch the interview and see pictures of the UNAM Leon dental campus, click here to go to our video content page.
2. Universidad De La Salle Bajío (City of Leon)
The international dental program offered at Universidad De La Salle Bajío is qualified by the Dental Board of California. As such it attracts many foreign students, including students from the US.
Holiday Dental met with Dr. Mary Jean McGrath, Dean of the dental faculty at Universidad De La Salle Bajío. The dental program at UDLSB is expanding. Recently a new campus dedicated to dentistry was opened. At present the dental program is offered at both campuses, both of which are thoroughly modern and well equipped.
Holiday Dental recently interviewed Dr. McGrath. To watch the interview and see pictures of the UDLSB dental campuses, click here to go to our video content page.
Universidad De La Salle Bajío Website
3. Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (City of Querétaro)
Located in the picturesque city of Querétaro, UAQ is the smallest dental school we visited. Despite it's small size, we were impressed with the clinical and teaching facilities and equipment. Stressing safety, environmental stewardship, and service to the public, the dedicated faculty have managed to raise the school's profile beyond what might be expected of a school this size.
Holiday Dental met with Dr. Alicia Teran, a senior professor in the UAQ dental program. The emphasis being placed on the dental industry in Mexico was again evident as UAQ is very well equipped and is also expanding it's dental and medical teaching facilities.
Holiday Dental recently interviewed Dr. Teran. To watch the interview and see pictures of the UAQ dental campus, click here to go to our video content page.
4. Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (City of Juarez)
UACJ is located in the City of Juarez, a few minutes from the US border and the city of El Paso Texas. UACJ is well known for having graduated a number of dentists who have gone on to become very successful by specializing in meeting the needs of dental patients from the US.
Holiday Dental met with Dr. Daniel Constandse, Dean of the Dental Faculty at UACJ. Again at UACJ, the dental teaching facilities and equipment were right up to date and comprehensive.
Holiday Dental recently interviewed Dr. Constandse To watch the interview and see pictures of the UACJ dental campus, click here to go to our video content page.
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