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#1 mrsmith93309

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:47 AM

Does anybody anything about Washington Dental Clinic? A friend of mine gave me some information about their prices. Its located in Zona Centro I believe. How good is their quality of work? Which dentist there speak English?

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:04 PM

What kind of work are you looking at getting done ? and are you fixed on using washington ? My brother in-law is a dentist by the JAI ALI on Revolution. Good guy, english needs a little help, but understandable. He will give you a good price and if he cannot perform the job, he will guide you in the right direction. He works with a few other dentist that are specialist. He works out of CARIBE DENTAL # 685-70-95 in TJ

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 01:17 AM

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Does anybody anything about Washington Dental Clinic? A friend of mine gave me some information about their prices. Its located in Zona Centro I believe. How good is their quality of work? Which dentist there speak English?



I don't know Washington Dental Clinic and I my brother-in-law isn't a dentist. I use and have been happy with them Bartell Dental. William Bartell is younger (the son) and speaks better English and there is another dentist there, Sergio Paucios that cleaned my teeth last time. Sergio also speaks good English and did a good job. Cleaning $30.

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1129 Ave. Revolucion up stairs #201
between 5th and 6th
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:40 AM

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What kind of work are you looking at getting done ? and are you fixed on using washington ? My brother in-law is a dentist by the JAI ALI on Revolution. Good guy, english needs a little help, but understandable. He will give you a good price and if he cannot perform the job, he will guide you in the right direction. He works with a few other dentist that are specialist. He works out of CARIBE DENTAL # 685-70-95 in TJ


I'm looking to get crowns done, although I'm not 100% sure they're still crownable. I had one dentist tell me they're still crownable over a year ago, and they haven't changed, and I had one dentist tell me that they weren't sure. I'm not fixed on Washington yet, but I like it because they give you free transportation from their office to the border. I'm still open to others if they can crown my teeth. I will also need a wisdom tooth pulled eventually (only wisdom tooth I got left), and I can't afford any oral surgeon here in the U.S.

I have thought about Bartell. But the problem is that Bartell's office takes a full week to make the crowns. Because of where I live (Bakersfield), and my job and school, I could not spend more than three days in the San Diego-Tijuana area. Washington Dental, from what I read on their ad, gets the work done within two days.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:11 PM

If you call Dr. Bartell ahead of time and tell him your time concerns he could probably tell you the best time to come to get a fast turn around on the crowns. They don't actually make them (no dentist does) they are sent to an outside lab. But the lab is close and may be able to do rush jobs.

I've had 3 crowns and 3 extractions done there and have to get another crown soon (broken tooth). The work is as good or better than any I've had done in the US.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:54 PM

"If you call Dr. Bartell ahead of time and tell him your time concerns he could probably tell you the best time to come to get a fast turn around on the crowns. They don't actually make them (no dentist does) they are sent to an outside lab. But the lab is close and may be able to do rush jobs."

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If you make arraignments ahead on the phone, you might even be able to get in first thing in the morning and have your crowns that night. It may cost extra but you would save the hotel expense and the time. They have always worked with me and fit me in when needed.

There office is only a block and a half from the bus station. I park in the "Border Station" parking lot on the US side and take the Mexicoach bus across. Parking is like about $6 or $7 for 24 hr. and the bus round trip is about $8. Faster then driving and waiting in line to get back across and faster then waiting in the pedestrian line too. Bottom line... call Bartell and talk to them and see what they can do for you.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 07:00 PM

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I have used Washington once and I would not go back to them. They advertise low prices in The San Diego Reader, a rag, but when I had work done, there were additional charges. I thought I brought enough money with me but when waiting for the work to come back, I had to make a trip to an ATM to get it completed. I felt like a hostage, a bit. I also question the pharmacy right across the street for the pain and anti-bacterial prescriptions too; I am sure not the best deal in town.

Subsequently, I had to go to a US dentist to get their work corrected. Albeit, slightly. They may have changed? I went to them 5 years ago. There were friendly, happy, satisfied(?) other US Nationals in the waiting room at that time.

I hope this helps you and not too late and would check out the other dentists recommended on the Blog by Bloggers that keep going back to them. That is my intention if I need any more work done.
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