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Please read reviews of actual patients at Sam Dental, as well as listen to a number of video clips of their testimonials. The following Tijuana dentist reviews were sent in from patients who came to our dental clinic in Tijuana. You also can send us a patient review to be posted here on our website, or if you like, click on this link: ReviewTrail – Sam Dental Tijuana, to be able to go on to an independent website that receives reviews to post about many dentists in Tijuana.


“When I mention my experience with Sam Dental, I’m so enthusiastic that even those who follow up by asking me a probing question as to the legitimacy of, or how did I find such a dental practice in Tijuana find themselves asking in a half-baked manner. I tell them I found you by being driven by great need to find a place I knew from my heart I could trust. I also tell them that if I had not been comfortable it would not be the first time I’ve got right out of a dentists chair and asked how much I owe just because my heart says this is not the right place for me.

The moment I met Dr. Francisco Javier Villa I felt he was more like a brother, a direct relative who was about to put everything on hold for me. And that he did. I have met and worked with dozens of dentists in my time from NYC to Paris, France, Los Angeles, and Dr. Francisco Javier Villa like those rare people who are naturally gifted, know their touch, and give to each a calm penetrating focus, Dr. Villa is an exemplar. I would recommend Dr. Villa to any human on this planet. I had far more work done than ever before by the top dollar dentists I’ve always throught meant top quality work. Dr. Villa cruised through the 3+ hours far more efficiently and quietly than I thought was possible. And you want to talk about cool, Dr. Villa just happened to have music playing at the perfect volume. And it was the best of the best of Pink Floyd. For 3-hours. Perfection.

Is the American dental establishment way overpriced? Let me leave it at having glossed over some of the prices I’ve paid over the decades and my blood started a slow boil. After my first experience at Sam Dental, and I do mean the entire staff included I say to you, they deserve respect. They are exemplars of my new paradigm of what the dental practice should and will be more and more so.

I will be back in Dr. Villa’s chair in a few weeks and for the first time in my life with no trepidation, no low murmur of fear. I see myself in the chair and feel calm as can be. Believe me. I do nobody’s bidding. And as far as dental process, I take it straight up serious.”

– Dean Chamberlain, after my appointment on March 26, 2014.

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“To the staff of Sam Dental, I want to say thank you for my pleasant dental session. It’s the best dental session I’ve had in my life. The location of the clinic is very close to the border and it was only a short cab drive for me. Once I entered the Dental Center, warm, bright colors welcomed me. Dr. Aylema Rodriguez was the one who attended to my case and she was very attentive, sweet and was very professional. She’s a beautiful person inside and out. I would definitely recommend the services of this dental center to everyone I know.”

– Dyno Don of Chamberlin

“Jim, I was really lucky to meet you and your staff. Thank you for making my dental experience a pleasant one. You’ve definitely beaten any of my experiences here in the U.S. when it comes to dental care. I was treated like royalty in your clinic. I’m so happy to have met doctors who take a lot of pride in their work. I’ll recommend you to everyone I meet.”

– Barbara M., Florida

“Hi, my name is Armon. I’ve been missing a few front teeth, and due to the high cost of services here in the US, I turned to dental tourism and visited Sam Dental Clinic in Tijuana. I wasn’t disappointed. After going around and looking like Alfred E. Newman of the MAD Magazine, I finally decided to see Mexican dentists. I found Sam Dental Clinic from researching online, and was glad that I did. From previous consultations with local dentists here in the US, I knew it was going to cost quite a lot of money to have a bridge installed. I was pretty surprised when Sam Dental Clinic quoted a price that’s only one-fourth of the price here in the U.S., perhaps even less. I had four extractions and they were all pretty painless. I was expecting something to go amiss because of the low price, but nothing like that happened. The dentist tools were all sterilized before they were used on me. The chairs and other equipment were state-of-the-art. Even the dentists, most of them, if not all, spoke and understood English. Language barriers were not a problem at all. I’ll recommend Sam Dental Clinic to my friends and everyone I meet.”

– Armon T., Ramona, CA

“I had so much work done on my teeth that I was pretty nervous before the staff and doctors of Sam Dental Clinic worked on me. To be more specific, I had veneers placed on my four front teeth, a root canal and a bridge installation. That amount of work would usually take clinics here in LA about two months to accomplish. Sam Dental Clinic was able to give me excellent dental service of that proportion for a mere three months. It was amazing! I also had my teeth cleaned and some cavities filled, by the way. So since I knew I had so much dental work to be done, I decided to turn my three days into some sort of dental holiday. The staff completely understood my predicament and picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel for each of those three days. Those of you who are unsure about going to Tijuana for a dental checkup would be glad to know that I found the office very clean and warm. The staff was very respectful and accommodating. I wouldn’t have second thoughts about going back to this clinic to have more dental works done. I would also recommend their services to everyone in LA, especially because their services only cost about a third of what it would usually cost in LA.”

-Tiffany Gato, L.A., CA

“I had a lot of dental work done, and I’ve heard about the dental clinics in Tijuana, Mexico, which offer lower prices for dental services. Friends and family were against me and my wife going to Tijuana due to the rumored security risks. However, the HUGE price differences of dental services between here and in Mexico pushed us to take a look at Tijuana’s services, anyway. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the place was actually pretty safe. We chose Sam Dental Clinic because of the good reviews online. It was also only three blocks away from Hotel Ticuan which charged us only $50/night for our stay. The rooms were decent and the food was good. We never encountered any security threats and even walked to and from the clinic without feeling afraid. At the dentist’s clinic, we were pleased to find the place so clean. Their equipment was state-of-the-art, and the staff was warm. All the dentists were professional, and they had a “can do” attitude which made us feel good about our decision to push through with the trip. To top it all off, the cost of our dental treatment was only ¼ of what it would normally cost here. It would be difficult for anyone to find services better than the ones they offer at Sam Dental.”

– Bob and Marge Rago, Las Vegas, NV

“I once thought that having my teeth fixed was out of my reach unless I won the lottery. With the prices of dental services here in the U.S., I will never be able to have my teeth done. My front teeth had huge gaps and they looked awfully ugly in my mouth. It was my lifetime dream to have veneers installed on my teeth to fix the gaps. Thanks to dental tourism, I realized that dream could actually be realized. I first heard about the cheap dental services in Tijuana, Mexico, from friends who were also thinking of going there. Later on, when I scoured the net for possible clinics, I found Sam Dental Clinic to be the most impressive. I wasn’t let down. The staff was warm, the clinic clean and state-of-the-art, and the dentists, nothing shy of professional. The only put down was that, after the assessment, they said my teeth were not good candidates for veneers. However, they did fix the gaps by installing porcelain crowns instead. All-in-all, the dental treatment cost me $2800. This is a fraction compared to the quotation I got here in the U.S. which amounted to over $10,000. Now, I can smile with confidence and it didn’t have to cost me an arm and a leg. Thanks to Mexico’s Sam Dental Clinic. I would definitely recommend their services.”

– Jim D. Broomfield, CO

“I really doubted the capacity of Mexican dentists before I went to Sam Dental Clinic. Having met Dr. Aylma Rodriguez, and having gone through an excellent root canal procedure and having bridges installed to top it all off, I don’t think I’ll spend any money on dentists here in Las Vegas again. She’s great. She asked about my budget, and presented me with options. I never felt like I had to be forced into paying for a procedure I couldn’t afford. Their services cost way lower than the services here in the US too! I will fly to Tijuana and go to their clinic for another dental procedure, anytime. The staff was great too!”

– George, Sun Valley, Los Angeles, CA.

“I had a dwarf tooth which made my front teeth look all weird. A local dentist was charging me a hefty sum for implants, so I went to get a second opinion. Finally, I found one who said all I needed were dental caps. I still wasn’t happy with the price of the service here in the US, though, so I decided to go to Tijuana, at Sam Dental Clinic. Here, I met Dr. Aylema Rodriguez who also said I only needed caps. She had all six of my front teeth installed with caps, for $250/tooth. That’s a small fraction of what the dentists at home were charging me. The whole treatment cost me only $1500, and now I can smile with more confidence. I’m posting a picture here to let you see for yourself.”

– Mick, L.A. CA

“Sam Dental completely changed the way I feel about dental tourism. I was a skeptic at first because I thought that cheaper dental services meant poorer services. Boy, was I wrong, and I’m glad I was wrong. Dr. Aylema Rodriguez and her staff surpassed my expectations. She was one of the most professional, receptive, and beautiful dentists I have ever encountered. Sam Dental Clinic is also located pretty close to L.A., in Tijuana, which is pretty close to my hometown. I figured, if I wanted to get my teeth done, it might as well be in Mexico. Mind you, I was prepared to be a bit disappointed. I wasn’t. I would certainly recommend Sam Dental Clinic to anyone I know. Their services cost only a fourth of the services back in L.A.”

– Shirley G., L.A., CA

“My mom was the first one to go to Tijuana to have her front teeth fixed. She found out about Sam Dental Clinic through the Internet. She had dwarfed front teeth which I inherited, and to have that fixed here in California, she would have to spend more than $10,000. Since she didn’t have that much money, she decided to give Mexican dentists a try. I was, honestly, fearful for her because I heard things that were not so good about Tijuana. I didn’t want my mom to be traveling alone, but she braved it. I was so relieved and happy to see her get home in one piece with that brand new smile which cost her less than $2000. The dentist, Dr. Aylema Rodriguez, installed porcelain dental caps over her imperfect teeth. Quickly, I had my mom arrange for my flight, dental appointment and lodgings in Tijuana. It was a dental vacation I don’t regret taking. I recommend Sam Dental Clinic.”

– Rita C., CO

“Dr. Aylema Rodriguez was amazing! I came to Tijuana without much expectation because the dental services they posted online cost only a fraction of what it would cost here in California. Boy, was I in for a surprise! I had four extractions, all painless, and a root canal. I also had dental implants done for less than $10,000. I was so happy and excited to show my husband my new smile, I just had to Skype him before I flew back to California. I was also safely shuttled to and from my hotel by their courteous staff. I recommend Sam Dental to all my friends. In fact, I’m already planning my next trip, this time for some whitening. Since their services cost so little, and my experience was very good, there’s no reason for me not to improve my smile!”

– Samantha, Sacramento, CA

“I want to thank all the staff and dentist of Sam Dental Clinic for making the past two weeks a memorable and pleasant dental vacation for me and my husband. We were fetched from the airport to our hotel, and shuttled back and forth our hotel and the clinic during our stay. We had a tremendous number of dental procedures done because the high costs of dental services here in the West Coast led us to ignore our dental problems. Now, I won’t be teased for my missing front teeth, and my husband no longer needs to be embarrassed each time his dentures get too loose in public. All of the services were also at most a third of the cost of dental services here in San Diego. We are just so glad we gave Tijuana dentists a try. Oh, and the place is very safe too. We’re two people in our mid-50s but Tijuana treated us well.”

– George and Gina D., San Diego, CA

“My husband and I were trying to dodge the high cost of having teeth done here in the U.S. and this is how he found out about Tijuana and its many dental clinics which offer services for much lower prices. Based on good reviews on the Internet, he decided to choose Sam Dental Clinic. He went alone at first and had some of his crowns fixed. He was raving about the clinic when he got home, so I decided to come with him on his next trip. I needed to have my bridge done as I had lost it many years ago. When I asked dentists here at home, the cheapest quote I could get was $2600. I was so happy when Sam Dental Clinic only charged me $650 for it. All of the dentists were very professional. The dental clinic’s equipment were very good too. I was hesitant to go to Tijuana at first because of all the rumors I’ve heard about Mexico. However, my husband and I felt very secure when we visited the place. The clinic staff treated us like VIPs, and we were shuttled from the airport, to the hotel, to the clinic, and back. It was an overall very pleasant dental vacation.”

– Ruth E. Ogden, UT

“Teeth whitening and cleaning services are so expensive here in California that I endured my stained, yellow teeth for almost 40 years. I’m in a profession that requires me to speak to clients, face-to-face, every day, and I have to say that having yellow teeth has hugely affected my confidence. I wasn’t willing to spend so much money on something that’s just aesthetic, though, so I tried going to Tijuana, Mexico for a dental checkup instead. I chanced upon San Dental Clinic on the Internet while talking to my sister-in-law who had her teeth done in the clinic months before I scheduled my first treatment. She had nothing but good things to say about the staff of the clinic and the dentist who handled her root canal. I have to say I have nothing but praises to share to my friends after my experience with Sam Dental Clinic. To the staff, and to my dentist Ms. Aylema Rodriguez, thank you for taking such good care of my teeth.”

– Toni G., Sacramento, CA

“Hi! We migrated to California two months ago and everything was fine until we needed to have our teeth done and discovered that the price of dental services here in the US is skyrocketing! I asked our neighbors for help and they pointed me to Sam Dental Clinic. I had my consultation a month ago and my first procedure last week. I had two missing front teeth and had to have implants. Everything went smoothly and I’m not bankrupt yet! Thank you, Sam Dental! I thought Tijuana was going to be scary but no, it was pretty safe. I won’t hesitate to go there again!”

– Timothy, L.A. CA

“I had huge gaps on my front teeth and deeply considered having veneers installed. It cost an arm and a leg here in California, so with my student’s allowance, I was never able to have my teeth fixed. Needless to say, college was a bit of a let-down because I could never be confident about my smile. When it was finally time for me to look for a job, I knew I had to have my teeth fixed. Otherwise, I would never have the job of my dreams. Fortunately, Sam Dental Clinic was there to save me. The proximity to San Diego, the friendly rates, and the professional dentists they have in their team made fixing my smile a possibility. Now, I’m employed, and I can’t help but think that I owe it all to them!”

– Ben Stanley, S.F. CA

“I didn’t know how to have my son’s front teeth fixed. He had an accident two years ago, and he has had three front teeth missing ever since. He’s only 14 and his classmates often teased him. He can’t smile properly, and can’t talk to the girl he really likes. His older brother approached me a month ago and convinced me that his little brother needed to have his teeth fixed. Unfortunately, we couldn’t afford the services here in the US. Thankfully, we came across Sam Dental Clinic and we found the prices for the services much more affordable. We just came from a consultation a week ago, and we’re due for his first procedure this week. We’re confident, after having met the staff and the dentist, that all will go well. Thank you for existing, Sam Dental!”

– Coney A., Colorado.

“For the staff and dentists who handled my daughters’ dental treatments last December at Sam Dental Clinic, I couldn’t thank you enough. My twins had abnormal front teeth which caused their classmates to make fun of them. We couldn’t afford the treatments here in Nevada and my husband and I were so glad someone referred you to us. For less than half the cost, we were able to have dental caps installed on our nine-year-old twins, and now, they can go to school without being teased about their teeth. My in-laws didn’t want us to go to Tijuana because it was in Mexico and they feared for our security, especially since we were traveling with kids. I can assure everyone here, though, that Tijuana felt very secure for me and my family. We will travel to Sam Dental Clinic in Tijuana again for our next major dental treatment. We recommend their services to friends too.”

– Jennifer K., San Diego, CA

“I haven’t had my teeth checked in 10 years because of the high costs of dental services here in Nevada. Unfortunately, aside from needing to see a dentist because my teeth already looked bad, my gums were also killing me. I quickly asked around about the best dental clinics in Tijuana, because that’s where there are cheap dental services. I was willing to go to Mexico just to have my teeth done. Sam Dental Clinic was recommended to me more than five times, from people who didn’t even know each other. After my consultation and root canal, I can see why! The dentists were warm but very professional, and the clinic was state-of-the-art and clean. I’ll come back again and recommend the clinic to all of my friends!”

– Wally T., Las Vegas, Nevada

“My husband is Mexican, and he has recommended that I go to Sam Dental Clinic in Tijuana for my dental procedures instead of spending all of our money for procedures here in California. At first, I thought he was just being unreasonably frugal, but after our first visit and consultation, I can now see why he was convincing me to go to Sam Dental instead! Dr. Aylema Rodriguez did an amazing job with my implants! Now, I can smile with confidence, and I can see my husband smiling too because I didn’t lose all our money on an overpriced procedure here in the US.”

– Rachel R., Palmdale, CA.

“Warm staff, competent doctors who actually listen, and service for VIPs! I certainly was not expecting that when I saw their price list online and how ridiculously cheap their services were compared to the dental services we got here in the West Coast. Sam Dental Clinic will get only praises from this happy client! I’m bringing all my friends to your clinic because you cost only a third or a fourth of what we’re used to paying here. Great job, though! I’ve never been prouder of my smile. Thanks Sam Dental!”

– Tina F., California

“Usually, my husband and I go to Mexico for the fun. I never thought we’d go here, too, for the dental services. Sam Dental Clinic’s service offerings cost a pittance compared to what we used to spend on dental care here at home! Their dentists are excellent too, and we’ve never met a staff more courteous and receptive. Thank you, Sam Dental Clinic, for making our stay there a pleasant one. We’ll bring everyone in the family for dental care next time.”

– Andrew G., Colorado.

“I will definitely recommend Sam Dental Clinic to everyone at work. Everyone noticed how much brighter my smile got since I got back next week! I’ve had teeth whitening done there when I visited a friend in Tijuana too and she told me I absolutely needed to try out your clinic. The staff was warm, and the clinic looked better than the clinic I was visiting here in California. Your whitening service was so much cheaper too! I’ll come back again! Thank you!”

– Alice W., California

“In 3 visits, I’ve replaced all my silver fillings, had a tooth extraction as I didn’t want a root canal, and got 3 cavities fixed. These were taken cared of in a very expeditious manner. I’m pleased with the results and especially with the cost when compared to what my U.S. dentist wanted to charge. I will definitely go back for ALL my dental needs but will only see Gilberto, DDS. He was recommended by a friend and I’m so grateful I went to see him.

My experience has always been great from beginning to end starting with my call to the gal as soon as I get to the border (via the trolley, it’s just easier! $5 round-trip) She. lets Hector know I’m crossing the border so he can come pick me up. I then put my phone on airplane mode to avoid getting any potential international roaming charges. I walk to the pickup point which seems a little far (15 min.) but I consider it my exercise for the day. If someone in your party is elderly (like my 88 year old dad when he comes with me) or handicapped, Hector is allowed to pickup where the taxis are. It’s much closer, you just have to let the gal know when you call to be picked up where the taxis are. Once at the air conditioned, clean clinic, Gilberto gets right down to business and I’m always surprised when he’s done, but he’s so efficient and knows what he’s doing!! I always pay in cash to get the 5% discount on top of there already discounted prices!! Hector takes me back to the border. He’s so nice and a pleasure to talk to.”

– Janet

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