Going to My Dentist on Ambergris Caye: Beach Pics

Okay, okay, OKAY!  I know that technically I am the SANPEDROscoop and some of you just want to see and hear Ambergris Caye.  Fried chicken in Belize City?  Art in Placencia?  Pffft.

I guess it makes some sense.  Ambergris Caye was, after all, just named TRIPADVISOR’S Travelers Choice BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD.  For the 2nd year in a row.

So let me show you what it’s like to travel to a dentist appointment in the great place on earth.

My dentist is located about 4 miles north of town, just south of Las Terrazas Resort, so I need to hop on the Coastal Express Water Taxi.

IMG_90152:30pm we were on our way north.


IMG_9017We made a few stops at some resorts (sometimes to drop off a kid coming home from school or just someone’s lunch) and, then, at the packed Palapa Bar.



My boat dropped me off at my dentist’s residence/rental home Blue Dolphin to continue on north.

IMG_9019The larger house that is available for vacation rentals.

IMG_9020And then to the side and towards the back, my dentist.

IMG_9021Joan and Mark are from Minnesota but have owned property (including the Conch Shell Inn) and have been coming to San Pedro forever.

I passed under the buoy tree and the little “parking lot”…

IMG_9022Thru the front door into the office which is as modern as any dentist’s office that I’ve been to.



I’ve been going to Dr. Mark since I first arrived in San Pedro – introduced by some friends of mine.  There are actually quite a few dentists in San Pedro to choose from…but this is about pictures not useful information!

But I will add that I have no cavities.  Phew.

IMG_9026Apparently you only need to floss the day before you go to the dentist.  Woo hoo!

I finished my exam, the dental assistant made the remaining patients margaritas and fresh coconut waters and we waited for the boat.

IMG_9027Another gorgeous February day on the best island in the world.

  • TarheelBornGal

    Dr. Mark and his wife Joan are great! I went to them for a cleaning last year and was very impressed. I am a dental weenie so requested nitrous for the procedure, so there were plenty of laughs during the procedure, and I felt very comfortable there. Wish I could go back there for my next appointment — it was fun to ride to and from the dentist on my beach bike.

  • ever had yur teeth worked on by ”kissy kiddy”….?

    • Belize Blog

      Nope. Dr. Mark is the only dentist I’ve been to on the island.

      • hmmmm i might have to chek him out…soon.

  • Roseville

    Is he cash only?

    • Belize Blog

      I would think they prefer cash but since they own a hotel too, you can probably work out something else.

  • Cheryl LaPrade

    Can you tell me what the cost is vs. dentist in US.