We want to make your travel to our dentists in Mexico as convenient and safe as possible. While you can reach Tijuana by plane or other transportation, many of our patients choose to drive here from San Diego. If you are making your way for one of our affordable root canals in Tijuana, Mexico — or any of our other services — follow the instructions here to find our offices.
Driving Directions to Implant Art Center
The border crossing nearest to Implant Art Center is the San Ysidro border crossing. From San Diego, this crossing can be reached via the I-5 South freeway, which ends at the US-Mexico border. You may also take I-805 South, which will ultimately become a part of I-5 South shortly before reaching the border. Immediately after crossing into Mexico, traffic will be diverted to the right. Follow traffic to the Mexican customs station and wait your turn in one of the lines. If you get a green light at the station, you may proceed through towards the customs exit. If you get a red light, you must first go through an inspection of your vehicle before you proceed to the exit. Once you leave Mexican customs:
- Get into the far left lane.
- Continue to the end of the block and make the first left onto Frontera Street.
- Continue to the first stop sign and turn right, going around the traffic circle.
- Look for the MEDAC building, which will be to your left and facing the traffic circle.
- The clinic is in the MEDAC Building, but you will park back behind the PEMEX gas station you will see on your right.
- Go into the parking lot entrance, immediately to the right, as you pas the PEMEX gas station.
- Get a ticket at the parking lot. The charge is $5 per day, which you will pay upon your exit of the parking lot.
The MEDAC building is across the street from the parking lot. When you enter the building through the main lobby, take the elevator to Floor 2, which is the top floor. When you exit the elevator, turn left – the Implant Art Center office is the first door on your left.
Getting Back to the US
Once dental treatments are complete with one of our dentists, there are a few things to know about getting back to the US in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, construction at the US-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana has resulted in significant delays for travelers who are re-entering America. Much like any traffic, certain times of day can also bring about long wait times at the border.
The Mexican government has addressed the problem of significant travel delays while leaving Mexico by creating a special lane for medical and dental tourists. In order to take advantage of this program, you will need a FAST PASS, which Implant Art Center gives to our patients. Cars using a FAST PASS must also have US license plates.
Important Note: Because the Fast Lane merges with the Ready Lane, in order to use a Medical Fast Pass, you have to make sure everyone in the car has an ID with the RIFD chip. The ID with a chip is a Passport CARD, a Border Crossing Card, a new version of a Permanent Resident card, or an enhanced driver’s license. If you only have a passport book, or a regular driver’s license, they you don’t have a chip, so you will have to go through the regular lanes.