We first heard about Los Algodones, also referred to as Molar City, on the third month of our walkabout. Our neighbors in the Miami RV park we stayed in that first winter told us about this place in Mexico where lots of Americans went for dental work and glasses. They had had extensive dental work done for less than half what it cost in the states. Needless to say, we thought that was pretty interesting.
Finding a Dentist
I was quite fortunate that my tooth acted up just before we planned to visit Yuma. And that I’d read the post about Dr. Ureña, since I considered that a personal recommendation, which is my preference. And, when we met our friends in Yuma, it turned out that Tim and Becky had been getting work done at Dr. Ureña’s for several years.
Her website, just like many other dentists, provides a U.S. telephone number, so it was quite easy to make an appointment.
Los Algodones is the northernmost town in Mexico. It’s located near the borders of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona and is tucked into a spot where the border has a little notch and follows the Colorado River. There are U.S. borders in all cardinal directions (due south, due north, due east and due west) of the town. Only if you head SW do you actually stay in Mexico. Continue reading