Dr. Adrian Malja - Dentist for residents and visitors to Sayulita Mexico

Av. Heroes de Nacozari 280, Bucerías, 63732 Riviera Nayarit, Nay. 12,261 Visitors
Hours of Operation
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
9AM - 6PM
  • Located in Bucerias, just 25 minutes from Sayulita
  • Services range from cleanings, fillings and whitening, to crowns, bridges and dentures
  • 25 years of experience
  • Friendly, professional staff
  • We accept credit cards
  • English and Spanish spoken

Dr. Adrian Malja Dentist & Othodontist in Bucerias offers a full range of dental services for residents and visitors from the Sayulita area to Puerto Vallarta. Dr. Malja and his staff have over 25 years of experience. You can rest assured you will always have professional and friendly service at our office.

Don't let dental problems spoil your Sayulita vacation. After a visit to Dr. Malja, you will find yourself back to the beach, enjoying yout vacation. All dental and orthodontal services are offered for residents and visitors to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Bay of Banderas, and Sayulita area.

Dentistry doesn't have to be a frightening experience. If you are looking for quality care, a friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, then you have found the place. It is our staff's number one priority to ensure you have the best dental experience at our office. 

Our Services Include:

Fillings / crowns / fixed bridges
Implants / extractions / surgery
Porcelain laminates / bonding / full and partial removable dentures
Root canals / cleanings / bleaching
ZOOM!™ Professional Whitening System

We are located at the CMQ Hospital, Calle Javier Mina and Hwy 200 in Bucerias, just 25 minutes from Sayulita.  (2nd light into Bucerias if coming from Puerto Vallarta).

2018 Summer Specials
We offer implants this summer for only $1,200 USD (includes crown) and Crowns at $360 USD.
Get a 20% discount on all treatments, except root canals, dental cleanings, crowns and implants.

 Please use the contact form to email or call us with any questions and to schedule an appointment. Credit cards welcome

  • A/C
  • Certified
  • Credit Cards
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Excellent service
Thank you Dr Malja and team for fitting me in so quickly! Such a relief to have my gold crown that came loose cemented back in!!
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Experienced: November, 2022
Great experience
Great service. Made me feel very comfortable coming from Canada to mexico.
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Experienced: April, 2022
Simply Amazing!
I recently made my first visit to Dr. Malja for a root canal and crown. I am extremely nervous at the dentist but Dr. Malja was so kind and gentle, he quickly made me feel comfortable. His prices, compared to Canada, are extremely reasonable. He gave me very good advice, and came up with a cheaper alternative for me, because my tooth was badly cracked and may not last very long. His office is extremely clean, his staff were fantastic, both before and during my appointment. He speaks perfect English as do others in his office.

I sent an email a week before my planned vacation and they replied and set up an appointment for me within 24 hours of my first email. When I arrived in Bucerias his office was very easy to find - he is in a professional building across the street (to the south) from the hospital in Bucerias.

The office is air conditioned, very comfortable, and they even offer free wifi.

I couldn’t be happier with my experience, and I will definitely return to his office for future work.
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Experienced: September, 2019
Best dentist
Dr Malja is an amazing dentist and, if possible, a better person. He has worked on family members for over 25 years. This man has a big heart. But go there because he is a great(!) dentist!
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Experienced: March, 2019
best dentist
Really like this guy have been going for over ten years Has become a good friend does not over bill you for work that does need to be done great prices
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Experienced: January, 2019
Wonderful Dr & Staff
My husband is a retired Dentist and he is very impressed with Dr Adrian.
I was petrified of Dentist and fortunately I have good teeth.
Dr Adrian and his staff are extremely gracious and calming for someone like me.
I have had cleaning, and implant & crown.
Extremely pleased with Dr Adrian.
Have referred him to a few people in the area.
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Experienced: June, 2018
Great Dentist
I have been seeing Doctor Malja for the last 4 years and after one implant, 2 crowns and a multitude of fillings I want to say what a wonderful job he did. All the work was painless. I got phone calls after my procedure to make sure I was all right. Also I get the best cleaning I ever got from his wife Claudia. Highly recommend both.
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Experienced: June, 2018
Highly recommend Dr. Malja
My name is Dr. Donald Greenleaf and I am a retired dentist from the state of Washington, now residing nine months of the year in Bucerias, Mexico. I received my dental degree from the University of Oregon Dental School (now Oregon Health Sciences Center) in 1966 and practiced as a general dentist in Lakewood, Washington for twenty-nine years.

My wife and I have been living in the Bucerias area for the past nine years and during that time I have had occasion to visit the office of Dr. Adrian M. Malja for treatment on three occasions, each involving multiple appointments. The first was to remove decay from a tooth that had broken because of the underlying decay. As I was one week from returning home I requested that a temporary filling be placed. This temporary lasted without problem until I was able to see my dentist at home and he remarked at how thoroughly the decay had been removed.

The second appointment was to replace a small gold inlay that had fallen out after thirty years and again, my regular dentist was very impressed with the fit of the restoration. The third visit was because of pain due to an abscess on a lower molar and Dr. Malja prescribed an antibiotic that relieved the pain in just four days and then accomplished a very difficult (because of my age the canals are quite calcified) root canal followed by placement of a gold crown.

The first and third appointments involved lower teeth and Dr. Malja achieved profound anesthesia with just one completely painless injection. I was also impressed by the professional attitude of the staff, the cleanliness of the office and the rigorous adherence to sterile procedures.

I also found Dr. Malja to be very gentle and concerned with the condition of the patient, stopping frequently to ask about my comfort. I most certainly will return to his office if I should require any further dental treatment and would not hesitate to send any of my family or friends there.
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Experienced: May, 2018
Excellent dental clinic and staff
A last minute, two week vacation to Bucerias, gave me a change to see Dr. Adrian dental clinic. I made an appointment online and walked in the day after our arrival.

I was seen by Dr. Emma Sevilla. Excellent, very precise and very patient with me. First appointment was for cleaning. Second appointment was on Saturday, starting procedure for replacement of two existing crowns .
While being ‘numbed’ Dr. Emma started with the repair work on my upper teeth. After two hours it was decided to continue on the lower teeth, where I had fillings that were worn as well and had caused me great discomfort in the past. An hour later and having finished the job at hand I was handed a mirror. Wow!!!!!!! What a huge and unbelievable result . Cracked teeth, worn edges and funny looking teeth were gone. Full teeth , not too white (we both agreed that very sparkly, eye hurting white was not natural)

When I came home my wife was amazed and impressed. Than third appointment to place the new crowns. It took a while to get them correctly placed and we spend quite some time to get the ‘bite’ correct. Dr. Emma was patient and did not rest until she was happy. Upon her insisting I did have to come back the next day for check up. Some minor adjustment were made and I was out of the door in 15 minutes.

My Canadian dentist was not in favour of me/us doing dental work done in Mexico. Well, all I can say is that I am going back in October to have the older molars with fillings done and have two more crowns placed. The cost of the 2 crowns were higher than normal due to the available time. In general I can confirm that the cost saving, having all of this done in Mexico, paid for my holiday. Settling the bill can be in cash or by credit card. I would recommend the cash option as you will be charged 3% extra for using a credit card.

Dr. Emma, you were in one word: FANTASTIC, thank you so much!!!!!! For Dr Adrian, our compliments for your hospitality, patience and good advice for future treatment options.
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Experienced: March, 2018
Very satisfied, will return
My husband and I both had our teeth cleaned while on vacation & were very satisfied with the process. We would have no problem having major work done by Dr. Adrian. Also made us realize how our dentists here in Alberta are over charging for the work they provide for patients.
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Experienced: March, 2018
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Your entire family can be treated with us. We address problems ranging from bad breath, bleeding gums, and toothaches to gum disease and tooth decay. All of our services, from general dentistry and hygiene to advanced corrective procedures, benefit both children and adults. Dr. Malja continually researches and reviews independent studies – that is, studies that do not accept funding from biased sources – choosing the materials and treatments that will perform the best for patients of any age.