Dr. Carlos Martinez Clínica de Ortodoncia y Estetica Dental

Exterior, Dr. Carlos Martinez Clínica de Ortodoncia y Estetica Dental

Dr. Carlos Martinez Clínica de Ortodoncia y Estetica Dental was founded in 2006 by its namesake, a cosmetic dentist with training in the US. Like its neighbor to the East, Los Algodones, Mexicali is known for its concentration of dental clinics. The drive from San Diego to the US-border town of Calexico is just over two hours and every year thousands of North Americans park their cars there and walk across the border to Mexicali for their dental care.

Eight doctors and two hygienists at Clínica de Ortodoncia y Estetica Dental practice general dentistry, implantology, cosmetic and restorative work, orthodontics (braces and alignment), and endodontics (root canals, cracked teeth, extractions). Seventy percent of the 1,000 patients seen each year by this clinic traveled from another country for their care.

While dining may not be top of mind for dental patients, curious travelers might be interested to know that Mexicali has a large Chinese population, descendants of first-generation immigrants working the massive 19th century irrigation projects. Cantonese and Sichuan eateries abound—with cuisine more authentic than usually found North of the Border. Pekin Restaurant is a favorite.

Amenities for cross-border travelers include free wifi, free medical lane pass for drivers (ask clinic staff about this convenient extra), transport from border to clinic, and free off-street parking. Most of the dentists speak fluent English; translators are available upon request.


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Country: Mexico

Av Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada 1112, Nueva, 21100 Mexicali, Baja California, MEXICO

Outpatients treated annually: 1,000

Date Founded: 2006

Number of doctors: 8

Specialties: Dentistry

Last updated on 15 August 2017