Written by Postmedia News Monday, 17 January 2011 16:05
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico—When Bernardo Magana arrived in Los Algodones as a young dentist in 1969, he was the only dentist in town. Today this sun-drenched community of 4,000, just across the border from Yuma, Arizona, has what is likely the highest density of dentists in the world. There are more than 200 dental clinics in town and their nearly wall-to-wall billboards and barkers colorfully promote their services.
People flock to the town—nicknamed Molar City—from all across Canada and the United States for one reason only: The dental services are significantly cheaper than in their hometowns.