Meet my quality, gentle dentists in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

Nicki at Dr. Barajas dentist, N. Progreso, Mexico
Gentle quality dental care doesn't have to be expensive.

Universal Dental Clinic is where my family goes when we need dental care.

Dr. Barajas, Dra. Karina and Dr. Bazan are my personal dentists in Nuevo Progreso Mexico

Last year, the worry was about cartels storming into town, Pancho Villa style. That never happened, but the fear-based mentality of many people kept the vision alive. Meanwhile, thousands of Winter Texans saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on dental work and medicines from Mexican pharmacies.

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Is Nuevo Progreso, Mexico safe?

Today, that's a double-edged question. Covid-19 affects everyone's safety. Is it any more prevalent than across the muddy Rio Grande? Perhaps, but see the Covid preparations taken below and make up your own mind. I will still cross the border.We expect the Winter Texans fleeing the harsh Midwest winters to stay in the Rio Grande Valley will too. They cross the border to save thousands on dental work and hundreds on medicine. Not one has ever had a problem. Yeah, it's probably safer in Nuevo Progreso than wherever you are from.

Last year, some people were worried that Pancho Villa reincarnated would storm Nuevo Progreso and the rest of Mexico while he was at it. Cartels were the fear du jour. It never happened, but thousands Last year, some people were worried that Pancho Villa reincarnated would storm Nuevo Progreso and the rest of Mexico while he was at it. Cartels were the fear du jour. It never happened, but thousands of Winter Texans saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on prescription drugs from Mexico. of Winter Texans saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on prescription drugs from Mexico. 

I and my family have used Mexican dentists in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico for 18 years. Choosing a dentist in Mexico is tough. There are nearly one hundred dentists in Nuevo Progreso and every border town has a multitude. I recommend only Mexican dentists I personally know. I've recommended Universal Dental Clinic since 2006.

Covid-19 Safety Considerations

I don't know what the future holds, but do know that the doctors in Nuevo Progreso, which depends on medical tourism has gone to great lengths to protect themselves and their patients from the Corona virus. If you'd go to a dentist in the USA, you should be comfortable with one in Mexico. Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas ison the Texas-Mexico border, near Weslaco, TX.

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Monday-Friday apts. only.

I can honestly recommend Universal Dental Clinic. I use them. My family uses them. I've sent many strangers to them, and some have become friends. What else would you want in a recommendation? Before you write, please read on.

No, they do not have a web site. I am their representative. Dr. B. would rather I do the pre-patient interaction and he do the dentistry. Lots of dentists have web sites and a lot are slicker than this one. I am not slick, but down-to-earth and treat you like family.

These dentists have been in business in the same location, for 15 years and Dr. Barajas graduated from dental school 21 years ago, as did Dra. Karina. Dr. Bazan graduated 13 years ago. I have only two rules. Please read these so I can help you better.

1. If you need a same-day or next-day appointment, I do not do that. Allow 2 business days lead time.

2. I send you a map, address, phone and directions when I confirm your appointment.

Please see the prices page before you write and ask me what your work will cost. If you are trying to get an appointment for today, please do not write. I have worked very hard to squeeze people in only to find that they stand us up or find another dentist.

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All I do is make the appointment. You pay the doctor. Cash or personal checks are accepted. No credit cards.

Yes, he will fill out the forms for your dental insurance, but does not bill them. You pay him then get reimbursed from your insurance.

Prices on next page. Please note the doctors accept cash or personal checks only. No credit cards accepted.

So Where The Heck Is Nuevo Progreso?

See the map below. Nuevo Progreso, Mexico is near Weslaco, Texas in deep south Texas. You can fly into Harlingen or McAllen if you do not want to drive to the Rio Grande Valley.

All American and Canadian citizens need a passport to get back into the USA. You can fly into McAllen, TX or Harlingen, TX. It is best to rent a car, rather than take a taxi.

If you are coming from far, far away and getting a crown, dentures or other procedure that takes 5, 6 or more days, on the side is a link to book a hotel. The closest town is Weslaco. You may also consider Harlingen or the beach resort of South Padre Island.

Rio Grande Valley of Texas