This course was created to train general dentist from all over the world and increase their surgical clinical confidence by allowing them to place implants on patients, under direct supervision of USA accredited implant surgeons.
This teaching method has proven extremely effective it has welcome with enthusiasm by the dental community.
The courses are held every three months in the beautiful touristy city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Institute isolated on a five acre ranch and it is conditioned with six fully digital operatories, conference room. Puerto Vallarta is well known as the most safe and attractive city in Mexico. Through a liaison with the Mexican health department and Guadalajara Dental University we are able to screen patients that willfulfill the surgical needs of the participants.
Doctors question is Puerto Vallarta a safe town to visit and teach our courses. Read the interesting information concerning safety. Reliable touristic websites such a TRIPADVISOR, ABC NEWS, AARP, US NEWS, US NEWS, etc, highly recommend Puerto Vallarta as a safe destination for tourist in Mexico and the world.
Q: BUT I’VE HEARD THAT U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS HAVE BEEN KILLED?
A: Exactly zero U.S. or Canadian Citizens were killed in Puerto Vallarta in all of 2010, out of the 1.5 million visiting tourists and 50,000 expats living here.
Q: SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT DRUG CARTEL VIOLENCE IN PUERTO VALLARTA?
A: There are zero U.S. or Canadian citizens who have been victims of drug cartel violence in Puerto Vallarta.1 The vast majority of the stories you have been hearing about are taking place right along the U.S.-Mexico border, most notably in the areas of Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Loredo and Heroica Nogales, far closer to most Americans homes than to Puerto Vallarta, which lies over 1,000 miles to the south. Mexico is a big country, the 14th largest in the world. Being spooked by something happening “in Mexico” makes no more sense than reading something happened somewhere “in the United States” and fearing for your life as you go to work that day. You have to see where in Mexico it happened to see if it is relevant to you. See the table below.
HOW CLOSE IS PUERTO VALLARTA TO THE MAIN TROUBLE SPOTS?
HOW CLOSE IS YOUR CITY?
Distance from Puerto Vallarta to Juarez: 1,080 Miles (1,738 km)
Distance from Canadian Border to Juarez: 1,464 Miles (2,356 km)
Distance from Denver, CO to Juarez: 716 Miles (1,152 km)
Distance from El Paso, TX to Juarez: 3 Miles (5 km)
Distance from Puerto Vallarta to Tijuana: 1,362 Miles (2,192 km)
Distance from Canadian Border to Tijuana: 1,382 Miles (2,223 km)
Distance from San Diego, CA to Tijuana: 17 Miles (27 km)
Distance from Tucson, AZ to Nogales: 70 Miles (113 km)
Source: Google Maps
This isolated incident is the first such group mugging of tourists on record in Puerto Vallarta – ever. In fact, it appears to be the first such incident on record in any of the port cities in Mexico, the world’s most visited cruise destination, ever. The same cannot be said for other popular cruise destinations, including St. Kitts 9, Antigua 10, Jamaica 11, The Bahamas 12 13 14, St. Lucia 15, Guatemala 16, Costa Rica 17, Italy 18, Bermuda 19, and yes, the United States 21 22 and it’s territories, 23 all of which have experienced violent crime against cruise passengers in recent years. Of course, virtually all crime against cruise passengers still occurs on the cruise ship itself, not in any port city.
Q: BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT ROBBERY OF CRUISE PASSENGERS THAT IS ALL OVER THE NEWS AND BLOGS?
A: In February, 2012, the media again erupted with wall to wall coverage of reports of armed gangs robbing cruise passengers in the city of Puerto Vallarta. However, like many of today’s media reports, these later were revealed to be inaccurate. It was quickly revealed that a group of cruise passengers on a cruise-sponsored jungle tour were walking on an unauthorized side trail through the jungle well outside of the city at 5:00 PM, well past the time when these excursions are supposed to run, when a lone gunman (not a gang) mugged them. Nobody was hurt, all passengers returned safely, and the cruise line has dropped the excursion during the investigation.
That said, travel in general is very safe, and incredibly safe for visitors to the tourist resorts and port cities of Mexico. Crime against tourists is staggeringly rare. These isolated reports are blown into countrywide epidemics if they occur in Mexico, one of the world’s largest countries, but the statistics speak a very different story. 22 Million Visitors to Mexico every year, including approximately 2 million to Puerto Vallarta. Think how many crimes would occur in any American city of that size in a year. Hundreds of Thousands, or even Millions. Staggeringly rare. That is why it is almost impossible to find any visitor to Puerto Vallarta who feels anything but safe when visiting here.
In the USA, there were 367,832 robberies in 2010 alone.
Q: SO ARE YOU SAYING THERE IS NO CRIME AT ALL IN PUERTO VALLARTA?
A: Of course there is some crime in Puerto Vallarta, just virtually none against tourists, and very little compared to most American cities. Every city, big or small, has crime. But, just like in your hometown, almost all of it tends to happen behind closed doors, between criminals and people that know each other, or in bad parts of town, not tourist areas or places visited by tourists, so really overall crime rate is a very poor representation of safety in any tourist destination.
For example, just because Washington D.C. has one of the highest violent crime rates in the United States (much higher than Mexico) doesn’t mean that you can’t go visit the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian without looking over your shoulder. Likewise just because Jamaica has one of the highest homicide rates in the world (far higher than Mexico) doesn’t mean you need to worry about going and relaxing at your favorite beach resort in Montego Bay or stopping there on a cruise stop and enjoying your favorite excursion. Just don’t get involved in drugs or crime and go places that make sense for you to be. Just like you do at home.