Owing to top care and lower prices, Croatia is quickly finding its place as a popular dental and medical tourism destination.
As Marta Duic/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 13th of July, 2018, dentistry is a branch of health care that has been positive for Croatia for years, and is very much in line with global trends.
The fact that a dental practice from right here in Croatia, the Martinko Implant Centre in Zagreb, became the holder of the certificate of excellence for the innovative Pro Arch system of the prestigious Swiss Straumann implant manufacturer, only serves as a confirmation of Croatia’s position. Straumann is otherwise considered to be the highest quality implant manufacturer on the entire market, which has added value for the Zagreb dental facility.
“Dentistry has undergone great changes over the last twenty years. New technologies and their daily use at dental clinics allow patients to solve their problems quickly and without pain, while they have various methods available to do so. The recognition that we’be received from Strauman, the Swiss manufacturer of top dental implants, has confirmed that the Implant Center Martinko is a dental practice which offers its patients the ultimate service and successfully solves even the toughest of cases,” stated Damir Martinko, MD, who is also the owner of the aforementioned centre.
He explained that they are proud of the recognition they’ve received as Straumann’s Center for Excellence for the Pro Arch method, as well as the trust that has been put in their hands by this world-leading implant manufacturer, which is indeed a sign that Zagreb’s Implant Center Martinko, as well as the entire Croatian dental community as a whole, is on a very good path indeed.
As noted, the advantage of the Pro Arch method, as well as all other Straumann “products”, is that long-term clinical studies have proven that their implant and prosthetic solutions brought a very high level of both quality and safety to patients. The Straumann Pro Arch method combines various phases of treatment – from digital planning to a proper, customised course of action, enabling dentists to successfully solve the toughest cases and provide patients with fixed teeth.
Straumann implants are made from unique Roxolid materials, titanium and zirconium alloys, and have a lifetime warranty. The combination of these two implant materials makes them firmer and more suitable for more complicated cases.
Implant Centre Martinko made sure to emphasise the fact that the Straumann Pro Arch method enables them to restore the health and functionality of the jaws even in the most difficult of cases. As touched on, the Pro Arch method works to combine different treatment phases in order to reduce the overall complexity of such procedures, and doesn’t hinder or otherwise endanger the ultimate desired outcome of the treatment, resulting in a permanent solution that is completely safe and secure for patients.
“The result is a permanent and fixed solution and is completely safe for the patient. As with all of our patients, we will offer the best service and solve the problems with their teeth as soon as possible. When it comes to carrying out business we place a special emphasis on modern diagnostics, with which we come to the best possible solution(s) for even the most complicated of cases with the help of innovative devices and the most advanced technology in a short time. We’d particularly like to emphasise the individual approach to the patient, a complete dental service in one place, with all the diagnostic and medical procedures,” stressed Martinko.
They noted that they use innovative methods and materials both in the implant and in the prosthetic part of the procedure. During the diagnostic procedure and the planning of the surgery, in addition to the classic devices, they use intraoral and extraoral scanners, while in the implant part they use Straumann’s Roxolid implants, made from titanium and zirconium alloys which make them more firm and more suitable for more complicated cases. The prosthetic part is created with the help of CAD CAM technology, which enables the speed, precision and the personalisation of each prosthetic solution.
At Martinko Implant Centre, they emphasise that the application of the most modern dental solutions has been recognised by the local population, as well as fellow citizens from the European Union who regularly come to Croatia because of their high quality and price-sensitive services compared to their home country.
“Due to the quality of service and the lower prices, Croatia has become a very interesting destination for medical tourism over the last ten years. Moreover, Implant Centre Martinko is one of the founders of dental tourism in Zagreb. Since 2010, our clinic in Zagreb has received patients from all over the world. The largest percentage are patients from Italy, and as far as other countries are concerned, it’s worth mentioning Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavian countries, as well as the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Dental tourism is a major part of our business, and our number of foreign patients is steadily increasing,” he said.
”The largest number of our patients come for complete jaw rehabilitation, which includes dental implants and various prosthetic solutions such as zirconium crowns or fixed prostheses. In addition to dental services, foreign patients are also provided with accommodation near the clinic and transfers from the airport before and after the treatment is completed. There’s a high level of satisfaction with our service. The number of patients who come to us after receiving a recommendation from family members, friends or neighbours who have already been with us is also on a steady rise,” concluded Damir Martinko.