SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Borders Dental, a cross border dental concierge service, is launching its pilot program with American clinics to serve their patients who cannot afford dental treatment in the US. The first clinics to join the partnership are two in Chicago, IL operated by Dental Salon.
Dentists are facing a new economic challenge--Americans crossing the border for more affordable care. This year close to a million Americans are expected to travel outside the US for dental and medical care, and this trend is predicted to grow at 20% per year through 2020. In addition, most US dental clinics have a backlog of patients needing extensive care who can't afford treatment.
Research shows that 1 out of every 3 people are not getting the care they need because of the cost. This is especially true for the senior population, only 2% of which have dental insurance. Recent data shows that 50% of seniors have not seen a dentist in the last year, and according to the HealthView Insights 2015 report, couples age 65 years old will face as much as $18,580 in dental costs. With the need for affordable dental care reaching epidemic proportions, the new program establishes a bridge between a dental tourism company and US clinics. Beyond Borders Dental coordinates care with quality dentists in Mexico, at a savings of up to 80% for the consumer, and American dental clinics will now be able to participate by partnering with Beyond Borders Dental. Patients can save thousands of dollars on high ticket procedures like crowns, implants, and root canals.
With the Beyond Borders Dental's Clinic Partnership Program (CPP), US clinics will now have an affordable option to offer their patients who need extensive treatment and they will be able to get a share of the money that the patient spends in the clinics in Mexico. Money that was staying across the border will be coming back into the country.
The US clinic maintains control of its patients by providing the examination and evaluation services and preparing the treatment plan for Beyond Borders Dental. The patient then receives the treatment recommended by their American dentist at one of Beyond Borders Dental's approved clinics in Palomas, Mexico, a few hours' drive from the Albuquerque airport. The airport services non-stop flights from many major cities, including Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and many other cities. Beyond Borders Dental arranges lodging, transportation, and even shuttles the patient to the border, with accompaniment directly to the Palomas clinic and back after treatment.
With this innovative program, not only can more Americans get the treatment they need, but US clinics can also participate in the revenues being generated by cross-border dental services. Beyond Borders Dental has built all of the infrastructure to meet the growing demand for safe and affordable dental treatment, and hopes to integrate more US clinics in this growing trend.
For further information on Beyond Borders Dental (beyondbordersdental.com) visit http://beyondbordersdental.com
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