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GCR Expert visit

The GCR performed a clinic inspection of "Smile" in Opatija in July 2016.

Smile Poliklinika in Opatija is a branch of another reputable dental clinic situated by the Slovenian border.

A modern, specialized dental implantology clinic located directly on the seafront, the clinic is unique in it's use of innovative dental advancements such as digital sterilization, lasers and patient monitoring methods.

Led by a highly qualified dental surgeon, the clinic is more of a "boutique" style with smaller patient numbers, and offering a VIP experience.

Local Ambassador verdict: Recommended.

About Smile

Croatian center of excellence for world's leading manufacturers such as Planmeca, Melag and Fotona. All services in one place (one stop shop). The latest generation of CT devices for superior diagnostics and variety of the latest devices and solutions a guarantee of superior service. ISO 9001 certification for oral surgery and implantology. Absolute cleanliness and hygiene, guaranteed sterility of equipment, instruments and devices. Traceability and quality of the sterilization process.

Accreditation

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This clinic has officially proven to have a level of expertise, facilities, services & patient responses well above current international clinic standards.

Learn more about the GCR International Accreditation.

Expertise: Expertise score 4.6/5 (+72% vs country avg) )

Key dental treatment metrics

Dental implant treatments

Dental implants
1370 / year
(-2% below avg.)

Dental implants readmission rate

Dental implants readmissions
1%
(-98% below avg.)

Dental crown treatments

Dental crowns
2090 / year
(-46% below avg.)

Dental crowns readmission rate

Dental crowns readmissions
0%
(-100% below avg.)

Root canal treatments

Root canals
1312 / year
(-15% below avg.)

Root canals readmission rate

Root canals readmissions
0%
(-100% below avg.)

Doctors & Staff

The clinic staff at Smile includes range of specialists from variety of departments such as Anesthesiology, Implantology, Stomatology, Dental Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Conservative dentistry, Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Pediatric dentistry, Restorative dentistry, Periodontics, and Cosmetic dentistry.

Languages spoken at the clinic include English, Italian, German, and Croatian.

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Dr. Damir Štifanić (28 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Anaesthesiology and Reanimatology (University of Rijeka (HR))
  • Specializations: Anesthesiology
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Ivana Milani, DMD (14 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (School Of Dental Medicine At The University Of Zagreb)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative dentistry, Periodontics, Stomatology, and Restorative dentistry
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Ana Frković, DMD (13 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Conservative dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Periodontics, Stomatology, and Pediatric dentistry
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Natalija Barjaktarić, DMD (12 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Stomatology, and Restorative dentistry
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MOM M.sc. Implant Darko Slovša, PhD, DDS, DMD (11 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (Medical University In Berlin)
  • Accreditations: DGZI - Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zahnärztliche Implantologie (Germany) and HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Implantology, Stomatology, Dental Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Milana Lukić, DMD (11 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Conservative dentistry, Stomatology, Pediatric dentistry, and Restorative dentistry
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Rialda Slovša, DMD (9 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Conservative dentistry, Cosmetic dentistry, Periodontics, and Stomatology
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MOM M.sc. Implant Uroš Surina, DDS, DMD (7 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Implantology, Conservative dentistry, Stomatology, and Dental Surgery
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Mia Maroević, DMD (5 years of experience) years)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
  • Accreditations: HSK - Croatian Dental Chamber (Croatia)
  • Specializations: Endodontics, Conservative dentistry, Periodontics, Stomatology, and Pediatric dentistry

Top procedures at the clinic

This clinic specializes in following dental procedures such as dental implants, root canal, and dental bridges along others with the technological support such as cephalometric x-ray (ceph), 3d cone beam x-ray (cbct), panoramic x-ray (opg), t-scan (digital bite recording), and computer assisted anesthesia system devices for diagnosis., and a hard laser, 3d milling of crowns (cerec), , kcp (kinetic cavity preparation - painless drilling), and digital shade-matching items medical treatment facilities.

Dental Bridges
Dental Implants
Dentures
Gum Disease / Gingivitis
Inlay / Onlay
Root Canal
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Extraction
Veneers

Feedback: Feedback score 4.4/5 (+11% vs country avg) )

Smile reviews

4.4 (69 reviews)
99% patients recommend clinic

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Facilities: Facilities score 5.0/5 (+39% vs country avg) )

Medical Facilities

  • Dentin Grinder
  • Waterlase
  • Argon Laser
  • Inhalosedation
  • CAD/CAM Technology
  • Panoramic X-ray (OPG)
  • 3D Cone Beam X-ray (CBCT)
  • Dental Microscope
  • 3D milling of crowns (CEREC)
  • Hard Laser
  • Cephalometric X-ray (CEPH)
  • Digital Impression Taking
  • Individual Articulator (Face Bow)
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Ozone Therapy
  • On-site AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Soft Laser
  • Computer Assisted Anesthesia System
  • Laboratory: Lab: In the same town / city
  • APEX Locator
  • Intraoral X-ray (Bitewing)
  • Oral Cancer screening / VELscope
  • T-Scan (Digital Bite Recording)
  • Digital Shade-Matching
  • JVA (Joint Vibration Analysis)
  • KCP (Kinetic Cavity Preparation - Painless Drilling)
  • Laboratory: Lab: In the clinic (within or 200m)
  • DIAGNO Pen

Non-medical facilities

  • Air conditioning (all treatment rooms)
  • Bank / ATM
  • Children play area (in clinic)
  • Cinema / movies played during treatment
  • Clinic has lake / beach / park access
  • Disabled patient access
  • Free private parking
  • Medical training room (in clinic)
  • Pharmacy (on-site)
  • Post treatment relaxation room available
  • Recovery room
  • Restaurant / Cafeteria (in clinic)
  • Smoking area
  • Swimming pool / sauna / fitness / spa (in clinic)

Services: Services score 4.3/5 (+75% vs country avg) )

Patient manager

  • Available 24/7

Service Transparency

  • After-care sheets provided
  • Price list displayed clearly on premises
  • Transparent billing / Detailed invoices
  • Written treatment guarantee provided

Clinic communication

  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Active Facebook page
  • Active Instagram account
  • Active Twitter account
  • Active website
  • Active Youtube account
  • Automated SMS / Email reminders for appointments
  • Online complaints / feedback system
  • Patient portal
  • Self-appointment booking
  • Treatment follow-up call
  • Treatment follow-up email

Patient Services

  • Clinic Insurance Offered
  • Free assistance with arranging flights to clinic
  • Free assistance with arranging local accommodation
  • Free assistance with arranging visa
  • Free calls / telephone provided for patients
  • International Insurance Billing

Free Services

  • After care pack provided
  • Annual check up
  • Dental hygiene session
  • Drinks available (Hot/Cold)
  • Free Wi-Fi (all areas)
  • Initial medical consultation
  • Own music can be played during treatment
  • Public transport less than 5 mins walk
  • Weekend appointments available (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Welcome pack provided / complimentary gifts
  • X-rays (all)
  • X-rays (intraoral only)

Location

Address:

Smile - Dentalne klinike
Ulica Maršala Tita 129 Opatija 51410 Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Croatia (Get directions)

Open hours:

Mon: 8:00 - 19:00
Tue: 8:00 - 19:00
Wed: 8:00 - 19:00
Thu: 8:00 - 19:00
Fri: 8:00 - 19:00
Sat: 8:00 - 17:00
Sun: closed