Find a cosmetic dentist in Croatia

Blessed with a breathtaking coastline along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Croatia may be a relative new comer in the dental tourism domain but its potential to provide some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments at competitive rates has made it create a mark in a short while.  Add to that breathtaking locales, splendid waterfalls, mountains and beautiful beaches, and you have the perfect package. It’s not merely the affordability but also the quality of service that makes Croatia a great destination for your dental treatment.

Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Croatia


  • All dentists in Croatia have to undergo a five-year dental educational program at the School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb. 
  • The School of Dental Medicine in Zagreb was founded in 1948 and has been one of the faculties of Zagreb University since 1962. The dental education program offered by the schools is at par with the dental education programs offered in other European countries, emphasising on dental practices, researcha and patient care.



  • Following the five-year dental programme the student has to complete a one-year internship under authorized practitioners and professors, only after which they can attend their final state exams
  • On passing the exams the student acquires the title of DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), which authorises them to practice dentistry on their own.

Postgraduate programs

  • Dentists can specialise themselves in various aspects of dentistry like orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry etc by attending post graduate programs in the respective fields.  The post graduate programs last up to three to four years, on completion and passing of which the doctor becomes a Specialist in the respective field.
  • Postgraduate specialisations are also sought in foreign renowned schools.

Training and Internships outside Croatia

Croatia’s dentists have received wide exposure through training received from Croatia as well as in renowned educational organisations abroad such as

  • The School of Dentistry at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • The Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE)
  • The Nobel Biocare Centre in Sweden under supervision of leading world specialists



Croatia has set up member organisations that stipulate rules and regulations adhering to the dental practices in Croatia. All practicing dentists in Croatia must belong to the Croatian Dental Chamber, which is the independent and autonomous professional association of doctors of dental medicine in Croatia. There are other official organisations as well which are more specific to the dental speciality practice and include

  • The Croatian Society of Periodontology
  • The Croatian Medical Association
  • The Croatian Society for Dental Implantology
  • The Croatian Society for Education in Implantology

What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Croatia?
Popular cosmetic dental treatments offered by dental clinics in Croatia include

  • Dental extractions
  • Dental Conservation using Inlay, Onlay, fillings and sealings
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implants with 5 and 10 year guarantees
  • Dentures
  • Tooth Whitening


What are the popular locations in Croatia to seek cosmetic dental treatment?

The capital city of Zagreb forms the core area around which most dental practices function.  Zagreb is essentially the hub of all social, cultural and economic activities.  Another popular location is the beautiful Istrian town of Rovinj, where one can find a wonderful choice of highly competitive and affordable somatic dental services.  Rovinj is culturally rich with its ancient walled centre, and at the same time it’s a visual spectacle being adorned with rocky beaches along sparkling blue waters and the seafront bars, coffee houses and restaurants offering ideal entertainment and relaxation points along the coasts of this wonderful fishing village.

Travelling and accommodation in Croatia


Arriving in Croatia

The mode of transport to Croatia is best determined by the location from which you will be travelling.  For those travelling from elsewhere in the Europe there are both direct and indirect travel modes available.  In the case of those travelling to Croatia from outside Europe only indirect flights are currently available, where in they may have to fly to a European city such as Frankfurt, Rome or London and get connection flights or take a ferry across to Croatia.

Reaching Croatia by Air

Direct flights
Croatia has eight major airports in the cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Brac and Osijek.  Airlines such as the British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Wizz Air and Aer Lingus have direct scheduled flights from UK into Croatia. Other European flights offering direct flights into Croatia are the Lufthansa, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Air France, CSA and LOT.  Alternatively, for those who cannot fly into their preferred city in Croatia they can fly via Zagreb through internal flights within Croatia.

Indirect flights
If you cannot find direct flights into Croatia, you can travel to a European city and get a further connection flight to Croatia.  This is the only option available to people coming from outside Europe as well.  You can use the table below to get an idea about the nearest European city you need to travel into n order to reach your destination in Croatia.

Destination in Croatia

European city to fly into

Istria - Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula...


Venice Marco Polo

Venice Treviso


Kvarner Riviera - Rijeka, Opatija, Krk Island...


Northern Dalmatia - Zadar...


Mid-Dalmatia - Split, Makarska, Brac, Hvar, Korcula...



South Dalmatia - Dubrovnik, Cavtat...





North and Eastern Croatia - Varazdin, Cakovec, Koprivnica...






Reaching Croatia by Bus
For those travelling from Europe there are many bus services available from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland to Zagreb and also some offering direct international bus services to towns along the coast - Porec, Rovinj, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik. 


Reaching Croatia by Train
You can travel by train to Croatia from elsewhere in Europe to primary destinations such as Zagreb, Pulaa and Rijeka and Split, the latter requiring a journey via Zagreb.  However, in case of people travelling from north east Italy i.e. Venice or Trieste, the bus service seems a better option, considering the longer duration of journey.

Reaching Croatia by Car
You can also travel to Croatia by car from nearby European countries - Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech and Slovak Republics.  For those coming from UK, you may drive all the way or drive to an Italian port and take a car ferry across to Croatia.  The most preferred route of travel is through Germany, it being the cheapest and quickest as well. 

Reaching Croatia by Ferry
You can catch a ferry across to Croatia from Italy, choosing the embarking ports appropriate to your final destination.   The ports include Rimini, Ancona, Pescara and Bari. Refer the table below to help you get an idea of the appropriate embarking port.

Embarking port

Destination in Croatia




Mali Losinj













Stari Grad (Hvar)




Stari Grad (Hvar)









Getting around
Depending on your location and your travelling needs there are many ways by which you can move about in Croatia.  These include

  • Airways

There are regular services between Zagreb and other airports in Croatia.

  • Bus services

The bus network is extensive with every town offering its own bus services to various destinations within Croatia.  This mode is also quite inexpensive in comparison and less time consuming owing to the improved motorways.

  • Car

You can use the car (if) you have used to drive into Croatia or hire a car at the airport, hotel or city in Croatia to move about in Croatia.

  • Train

An inexpensive option with several trains running between various points in Croatia.

  • Ferry services

Ferry services are available between the mainland and the islands, and along the coast, with increasing frequency during tourist seasons connecting major ports with almost all inhabited islands.  Some of these have restaurants and cabins to relax.

Accommodation in Croatia
There are many options for accommodation available in Croatia, depending upon your requirements and location.  These include

  • Hotels – luxurious to affordable accommodation offering a complete relaxing and vacation experience with gracious hospitality from their staff. 
  • Private Accommodation – More than 10,000 units available along the entire Adriatic Coast consisting of Apartments, Rooms, Houses and Bed &Breakfast Inns in Croatia
  • Villas – experience a luxurious and stylish holiday by staying in breathtaking villas offering spectacular views of the Adriatic coast.
  • Agrotourism – Treat yourself to a country vacation by choosing from estates along inner Istria, offering homemade and regional cuisine, exploring the countryside through bike rides and hikes.

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