How bad is America's dental state of affairs? Bad enough that many of our fine citizens are risking going to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico -- dogged by a reputation of being one of the world's most dangerous cities -- to get cheap dental care! Dr. Jessica Nitardy actually lives in El Paso, Texas, but commutes to her practice in Ciudad Juarez where she says she can count her Mexican patients on one hand. Her patients all come from Austin, Houston, even Florida, Colorado and Alaska! A quick glance at her website explains it. Porcelain crowns run $249 versus $850 in the U.S. and fillings are only $50 versus $250! She also offers significantly cheaper dental implants, root canals, and more. She says she can do it because her rent and labor is so cheap in Mexico. Her dental assistant is paid a "generous" $100 a week -- quite a small fortune down there, and there's no need for expensive malpractice insurance.
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