DAVID de LOS ANGELES/David Mandich – L.A. Artist, Writer/Photographer, Publisher

 DAVID de LOS ANGELES / David Mandich

DM 2015


David Mandich was among the first to promote dental tourism in Mexico for his former wife Los Cabos general dentist Dr. Rosa Pena in 2001. He financed and created their Angels Touch Dental Clinic Los Cabos.

Seeing that most dental tourism patients required more than the basic services of his general dentist wife Dr. Rosa Pena –  he created a new dental tourism website Mexico Dentist Guide in partnership with US dentist Dr. Nelson Henry which features Board Certified Mexican Dentists exclusively in Mexico’s popular dental vacation communities. And not just any certified dentists – as he went out of his way to enroll only the best in each community – Presidents of dental associations,  award winners, dental specialist college professors – all senior dentists with decades of experience.

How To Avoid Mexican Dental Horror 

By David Mandich
“Helping people is close to my heart and the following information is important for medical and dental patients to know before they visit Mexico or another developing nation for healthcare.”

Most foreign patients are not aware that in Mexico, less trained general doctors and dentists are permitted to learn by trial and error at the expense (and peril) of their unsuspecting patients. US consumer protection laws stop at the border. If a general dentist attempted a root canal or implant in the US, they would lose their license or even go to jail. Cross the border and medical regulations are still back in the days of the Wild West.

Always insist on a board certified  dentist (or doctor) when in Mexico for advanced medical procedures such as root canals, crowns, dental makeovers and especially dental implants!  Dental implants are surgery – and not anything general dentists are formally trained and certified to do. But they’d love to learn by practicing on you!  And they can legally attempt complicated dentistry in Mexico (read that last line again).

David Mandich writes and publishes a variety of online newspapers under the nom. of David de Los Angeles including: The Cabo Free Press & Dental Tourism News Today.


“I write Business and Personality Profiles, Travel Destinations, Resorts, Hotels, Spa’s,  Health, Healthcare Tourism, Food & Wine, Fine Dining, Art, History – just about anything of interest worth sharing.

He graduated from L.A.s Chouinard Art Institute (CalArts) in Fine Art and Advertising followed by MBA, Architecture and Finance studies. He has had art exhibitions at museums and galleries in the USA and Mexico.

David de Los Angeles at Portland Art Museum

David de Los Angeles has exhibited at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon

A generalist he has had many careers & life experiences including fine artist, hotel chef, journalism and health care marketing, contracting building projects, Chinese, Latin & US bank management.

Mandich produced some of the first computer and high-tech shows at Seattle Center the former World’s Fair site and the Tacoma Dome in the early 1980’s and today continues working on a variety of business development and charitable projects on Indiegogo.

He has published books on Amazon.com – His most recent book The Last Bull Fight is being adapted for a movie.

    The Last Bull Fight Movie, Book www.angelswrote.wordpress.com

Partial List of Publications and Business Clients:

International London News – Luxury Avenue Magazine, Knight-Ridder Publications/Cabo Hotel Association – Visit Los Cabos Hotel Room Book, Los Cabos Magazine, Los Cabos Guide.com, Destino Magazine, Mexico Dental – Print & Ezine articles, Discover Los Cabos Newspaper, Baja Insider Ezine, Gayot Hotel & Restaurant Guide, San Diego California Guide, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas Star News, Condo Company.com, Cabo News

Hotels & Resorts: Copy Writing, Articles, Publicity

Balderrama Hotels Los Mochis, Divisadero, El Fuerte’, Cabo Surf Hotel, Hacienda Encantada Hotel, Marina Fiesta Hotel, Cabo Cush Hotel, La Concha Hotel La Paz, Sea Spa, Wyndham Tesoro Resort, Westin, Suki Beach Resort and many others.

Business Clients: – Website Copy Writing, Press Releases, Original Content Articles

Cabo Adventures, Cabo Golden Zone, Desertica Multi-Adventure Park, The Shoppes at Palmilla Interlinqua Language Schools, Cabo Yacht Center, Century 21 Real Estate, Coci Homes, Guadalajara Tequila Express Train, Sonora Ministry of Tourism, Mexico’s Copper Canyon.com, Cabo Submarine, Caborey, Princess Cruises, Cabo Yacht Center, Canopy Extreme Adventure Tours, Wide Open Adventures, Cabo Karting Center, Pez Gato/Tropicat, Spin Doctor Cruises, Mike Doyle Surf School, Cabo Surf Hotel’s Sea Spa

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Restaurant & Hotel Reviews:

Cabo Puerto Paraiso Mall, Marina Fiesta Hotel & Restaurants, Cabo Marina Golden Zone, Amerone, Harley Davidson Café; Arts & Sushi, Baan Thai, Baja Cantina, Billigan’s Island, Baja Brewery Company, Baja Lobster Company, Blarney Castle’s Brennans, Brazil, Casanova’s, Casa Rafael’s, Don Emiliano, El Chilar, El Spicy Cooper, El Matador, El Patio, Hacienda Encatada Hotel’s Las Marias, Hemmingway’s, Jazmins, La Bodega, La Casa Country, La Dolce’, La Golondrina, La Panga Antigua, Los Corsarios, Local Eight, Lorenzillo’s Lobster House, Puerta Vieja, Mango Deck, Mariscos Mazatlan, Mi Casa, Miguel Loco’s, Morgan’s, Nowhere Bar, Ole’ Ole’, O Mole Mio, Presto Italian, Red Martini Bar, Solomon’s Landing, Sunset De Mona Lisa, Trattoria, Tulipan, Tequila’s, Tropicana Hotel Restaurant, 7 Seas Restaurant, Sheraton Hotel Girasole, La Pergola & Pitahaya’s; Cabo Fiesta Americana Hotel’s Rosatto, San Jose Del Cabo Presidente’ Hotel’s Alfredo King of Fettuccini, Sea Queen, Shrimp Factory, Villa Serena restaurant, Suki Beach Resort Sta. Magdalena, Luzon Phil.

Medical and Dental: Clinics, Doctors, Dentists: Articles, Publicity, Website Copy, Medical Tourism

About Mexican Dentists, Mexico dentists, Dental Travel-Asia Dentist.com,  Cabo Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Serrano Optometrist, Dr. Rafael Cabanas y Cabanas, Dr. Guillermo Limon Cosmetic Smiles Cabos Clinic, Dr. Jorje Quintanilla-Kelly Jr. especialistas clinicas Cabo & Tijuana, Puerto Vallarta Dentist – Dra. Terre Valle, and other Mexico, Costa Rica and Asian Dental Specialists & Clinics

Personality Profiles: – Pedregal’s La Capella Developer Juan Diaz, Las Mananita’s Developer Mike Schaible, Cabo Harley Davidson owner David Comartin, Surf legend Mike Doyle, Dr. Serrano Opthamologist, San Jose Del Cabo’s Padre Juvencio, Cabo Plastic Surgeon Dr. Liceaga, Cabo Dental Specialist Dr. Rafael Cabanas y Cabanas

 DM Portland Art Mus.

David Mandich / David de Los  Angeles has exhibited his paintings in the Portland Art Museum, galleries in Oregon, California & Mexico. See and purchase recent photos & drawing by David de Los Angeles at: Fine Art America

 Writing clips – Web sites

SUKI BEACH RESORT  – Santa Magdalena, Luzon, Phil. ~ copy writing, photos and website design for client

Find your inner Gauguin or James Michener. If you dream of a vacation where you can create your masterpiece undisturbed by modern civilization – you will find it here. Write, paint, sculpt, design, photograph, compose. Long-term stay rates available with or without guest services.

Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Hummer

Writing Assignment, Sinaloa Mexico – Published in numerous newspapers and online.

The Aztec yellow Hummer plunged into the river torrent with the confidence of a Bradley tank, dislodging rocks and small boulders in the process.   We hardly noticed the water rushing past the doors, or the holes underwater big enough to swallow a Jeep, as we indulged in Mexican pastries and strong Chiapas coffee thoughtfully provided by the Mirador hotel’s concierge.  Let nature dare get in the way of this Eco-expedition….

Mayan Princess – Puerto Vallarta (Gayot Restaurant review)

Explore, experience and indulge in Oaxacan cuisine at Mayan Princess restaurant.  Oaxaca is Mexico’s Garden of Eden where a myriad of varieties of food crops, herbs, spices, (cocoa), wildlife and seafood abound.

 Chef Juan Gonzalez lived among the areas indigenous peoples studying their food and cultures…  His rich and flavorful traditional Mole’ (mol-lay) sauces can take 2 days to prepare out of dozens of ingredients.   I tried the Mole’ Negro Artesanal served with honey baked duck.  The duck was succulent and the spicy chocolate Mole’ – thick and delicious.  In Oaxacan cooking, the sauce IS the focal point.  What’s underneath is secondary…..

 Book Review of Surf Legend Mike Doyle’s ‘Morning Glass’

(Destino Magazine)

In Mike Doyle’s autobiography ‘Morning Glass’ he tells of his first ride on a surfboard as a 13-year-old gremmie. “Tiki Mike” caught and rode the wave, then bailed into the water spread-eagled-and got whacked in the nuts by the heavy mahogany board.  And he’s never stopped loving it….

….When the surf was down – creative play would often set in.  Doyle and his buds experimented – inventing surf wax in the back yard, made board shorts of boat canvas, acted in early surf movies, and designed and shaped surfboards.  Doyle invented the soft surfboard and the snowboard, both ultimately providing fun and excitement for millions.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day by Dining on Chile en Nogata

Rocky Mountain News, Destino Newspaper & others

Beginning in September at dinner tables all across Mexico, people celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain by enjoying the national dish Chile en Nogata.  This patriotic dish is true Mexican haute cuisine combining fruits, creamy salsa, pork, beef or pollo all stuffed into one colorful entrée reflecting the green, white and red colors of the flag.  Fireworks not included….

Mexican Weddings for Los Cabos Magazine

A wedding in Mexico should definitely make ones short-list for that Special Day in your life. Mexico rivals Hawaii in the number of tourist weddings performed, just behind Las Vegas… …A wedding ceremony is a highly visual affair. A ritual held among towering palms, desert fragrances and azure seas is what wedding albums are made of.  Add amenities like spa treatments, fine dining, incredible surfing, all night partying in decadent nightclubs, perfectly mixed margaritas and you’re having a wedding in paradise…


published online on numerous sites

For decades, American seeking affordable dental care have been day tripping across the US/Mexican border.  Mexican dental training is as good as back home with Mexican dentists often using the same equipment and materials ordered from the same catalogues as their counterparts back in the USA…

Mexican surgeons, doctors and dentists have been featured on National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, ABC Good Morning America, The NBC Today Show, and in the NY Times.  Dental Vacations are simply where one enjoys a free vacation off their savings on dental work in an exotic vacation resort destination such as Cabo, Cancun or Puerto Vallarta…

 Mexican Rustic – Furniture Salsa

(Los Cabos Magazine)

Mexican Rustic furniture involves elements of Native Indian, Spanish Colonial, Arabic, Mexican Ranchero and sometimes – even Chinese influences.  Americans view it as Southwestern or Santa Fe style while Mexicans view it as a national style.

Mexican rustic furniture is made primarily from soft Mexican pine that grows abundantly in the Sierra Madre mountains near Durango and Chihuahua.  Tarahumara and Tepehuane Indians inhabited the land for centuries prior to the arrival of the Spanish.  After the conquest, the Spanish Crown instigated lumber and furniture production in the region utilizing indigenous Indian labor….  Today over 500 years later, the tribes are still at work producing wood products on their reservations with demand growing due to the popularity of the furniture in the US and at home in Mexico.

New Mall Opening Soon In San Jose…   What new mall?

(Discover Los Cabos newspaper)

 Driving down the four-lane into San Jose del Cabo you pass right by it – hidden away behind Waldos, Burger King and Leys Market are twenty-five more new stores slated to open (God, hurricanes and workers willing) before year-end.

This project should get an award for being the slowest construction project on record.  For over two years the project has been stalling and crawling its way to completion.  It has survived a sale, investor finance nightmares, a difficult hillside building site, architectural design changes, workers lost in a Mexican time-warp, and a couple of near-misses from hurricanes….

David Mandich/David de Los Angeles – accepts assignments on a variety of subjects including feature articles, ghost writing, bios, business, travel and healthcare. Email: angelswrote@gmail.com


      David de Los Angeles – Photo/Journalism, Marketing & Publicity, East County Business Center, San Diego, California, Cabo San Lucas & Manila, The Philippines.  

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