I probably live a sheltered life up here in the hinterlands of Oregon, but I just read about having dental work done in Mexico in the town of Los Algodones. I am well aware of the high level of violence in many parts of Mexico at this time, particularly in the border areas. It appears that Los Algodones may be an exception. Located a few miles from Yuma, it's only five square blocks and caters almost exclusively to Canadians and Americans seeking dental work, prescription drugs and other health related goods and services. People park their cars on the U.S side and walk across the border.
My family used to own part of a small farm located on the Sea of Cortez south of La Paz and I've spent a lot of time in Mexico - and I really like the good people. So I'm very comfortable with the idea of seeing a Mexican dentist. But I am paranoid about the bad people. Does anyone have any information on what the relative level of safety is in Los Algodones?
P.S. BTW, I read about this in a *great* travel blog - http://www.wheelingit.us
- one of the best I've ever found.