Dental practices in Los Algondones do not purport to slide fees based on patient income. However, dental care in Los Algondones is so low-cost, it undercuts US and Canadian rates by up to 70 percent.
Located near the U.S./Mexican border just a few miles west of Yuma, AZ, Los Algodones is known as the dental capital of the world, with more than 900 dentists and 300 clinics. Tens of thousands of people travel to Los Algondones every year for inexpensive dental care. Dentists who obtain their training in Mexico enjoy government subsidized education, resulting in graduation without significant debt. Combined with cheap real estate and no mandatory malpractice insurance, dentists in Los Algondones can afford to turn a high number of patients and charge much less than their practitioner colleagues to the north.