RamLanz is a dental practice specializing in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. With thirty-eight years of experience, the staff at RamLanz are passionate about oral health, and will go to great lengths in an attempt to preserve the patient’s original teeth; they are also very experienced implantologists, working with Nobel, Strauman and Dio implants.
The clinic is popular with international patients, treating 400 a year and offering a range of useful services, including online doctor consultations, medical record translations, and free transfers between the hotel, airport, and clinic. For those who would rather drive, RamLanz also offer a free shuttle from the US-Mexico border and back.
RamLanz is located in Mexicali, around 4 km from Calexico International Airport or approximately a 15 minute drive. It is also within driving distance of San Diego International Airport (around a two hour drive) and Yuma Airport (around a ninety minute drive), and is close to the US border for patients who wish to drive across.
Mexicali is the capital of Baja California and forms an important part of the country’s skilled and educated population. The clinic itself is in the university district, located close to several delicious restaurants and cafés, and within easy distance of several convenient hotels.
American Dental Association
Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM)
25 procedures across 4 specialties
The All-on-4 dental implant treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants that act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12-to-14 teeth.
The dentist performs or examines diagnostic tests (such as panoramic X-rays and a CT scan) to assess the patient's jaw bone density. These scans are then often followed up by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (known as CAD/CAM) processes that plan the All-on-4 procedure and allow the dentist to precisely insert the dental implants into the jaw.
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Bone Graft+ More
A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.
3 - 5 days
Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.
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Braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They can help to correct many orthodontic problems, and prevent problems further down the line. The brace works by applying continuous but gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes the teeth to slowly move. In order for the teeth to move into the desired direction, the braces need to be adjusted regularly by the orthodontist.
1 - 4 days
This time is required per trip. Patients need several trips to get the braces adjusted, unless an orthodontist at home can offer follow-up care.
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See 2 types of Braces:
Fixed Metal Braces
Damon Clear Braces
Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.
1 - 2 days
Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
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See 1 type of Anesthesia procedures:
>Laboratory Medicine(2 procedures)
Blood Tests+ More
Urine Tests+ More
Preoperative Evaluation+ More
More about available treatments at RamLanz
RamLanz specializes in qualified and thorough dental care across a range of dental procedures, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic. The clinic also has their own inhouse dental laboratory, allowing them to make crowns faster and offer a more tailored service to their patients.
RamLanz also offer an extremely popular All-On-6 procedure. The All-On-6 procedure differs from the usual All-On-4 in that it uses an additional two implants, and some dentists believe that as such it provides better strength and stability, dispersing the pressure of a bite evenly on your implants and through your jaw. In addition, the All-On-6 is able to add extra stimulation and strength to your jawbone, avoiding the occasional “sunken” look when people have worn dentures for an extended period.
RamLanz is run by a husband and wife team, making it quite literally a family business! Both Dr. German Ramirez and Dr. Lanz have over thirty-eight years of experience, and have been certified by the American Dental Association (ADA). They are also supported by Dr. Guillermo Ramirez, another highly qualified dentist who specializes in orthodontics, and have a maxilofacial and anesthesist who come occasionally into the office to support them.
The clinic was established in 1983, giving it a long history of great dentistry and great supporting staff. Staff at RamLanz speak English and Spanish.
Dr. German Ramirez
- Over forty years of experience in dentistry
- Chief of Prosthodontics at the Honorato Villa Acosta Dental Specialties Clinic
- Established RamLanz in 1983
- Completed an implantology residence in 2016
Dr. Maria Lanz
- Specializes in ceramics for fixed protheses
- Focuses on preventative dentistry
- Dental laboratory technician at RamLanz’ own dental laboratory
Dr. Guillermo Ramirez
- Over 45 years of dentistry experience
- Completed advanced implantology certification in 2010
- Frequently attends seminars and conferences in Mexico and the US
Bruce United States Porcelain Crowns
They were very professional. The office and treatment rooms are clean and well decorated. They picked up at the border and found a great hotel for us to stay at. Everything was explained to us in English, quality products are used. The equipment and tools were up to date. They help train students at the Dental University, great job, I will come back again.Bruce, United States Porcelain Crowns
Joker United States All-on-4
never thought that I would say that I enjoyed going to the dentist. However my wife and I have very much enjoyed our trips to Mexicali to visit Dr. Germán Arturo Ramirez Barreto and his lovely wife Dr. María Lucila Lanz Oliver. They do excellent work, they and everyone at their clinic are delightful. Although Mexicali is not a tourist destination, we get to stay in a very nice hotel, the Lucerna with two beautiful swimming pools, three very good restaurants, beautiful landscaping and the streets around filled with great street food stands. We park in a protected lot on the US side and walk across the boarder where someone from the dental clinic picks us up and takes us to our hotel and to the clinic. Between the dentists shuttle and the hotel shuttle we have no need of a car. The dental work is excellent, the people are wonderful, the food in Mexicali is awesome and we save enough money to pay for our travels and then some. If you need a lot of dental work I highly recommend checking out Ramlanz clinic.Joker, United States All-on-4
The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member
Ramlanz is a family business and you can feel it the second you walk in their office. Dr. Ram and Dr. Lanz are husband and wife and clearly know what they are talking about when it comes to dentistry and have dedicated their life to the profession. All their patients are long term patients that come back every time they are at the border. They have their own lab and fully take care of all the work.