Croatian Dentists’ Revenues Increase Substantially

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Croatia’s entry into the European Union was good news indeed for local dentists.

Since 2013 and Croatia’s accession to the European Union, the revenues of Croatian dentists have been growing steadily. This trend continued last year as well. The ten largest dental clinics had a total of 330 million kunas in turnover, which was 14 percent more than a year earlier, reports on June 24, 2017.

Everyone uses the same winning formula – top-notch and, at least by western standards, inexpensive dental services plus tourism.

The list of top 10 Croatian dentists is led by Rident from Rijeka, owned by Željko Miljanović. It is not just the largest dental clinic in Croatia, but also the biggest private healthcare facility in the country.

According to the Financial Agency, Rident had 126.1 million kunas in revenues, which was two percent more than the year earlier. There was more than the joint income of all other nine dental clinics on the list put together. Rident’s profits amounted to 21.5 million kunas. In the last year, Rident had more than 40,000 patients, mostly Italians. They have 24 clinics and three dental laboratories in Rijeka and Poreč, employing more than 200 physicians, specialists, dental assistants and dental technicians.

The second place amongst the top 10 largest dental clinics is held by Ars Salutaris from Zagreb. It is led by Hrvoje Pezo and Robert Ćelić. Pezo has been the president of the Croatian Chamber of Dental Medicine since 2010, while Ćelić is an associate professor at the Zagreb School of Dental Medicine. They founded their polyclinic eight years ago. Ars Salutaris’s revenue last year jumped by 22.5 percent to 29.7 million kunas, accompanied by profits of 2.1 million kunas. Earlier this year, they were criticised by their Slovenian colleagues for signing an exclusive contract with the Vzajemna insurance company, the largest health insurer in Slovenia.

The third largest private dental business in Croatia is Implant Centre Martinko from Zagreb, owned by dentist Damir Martinko. From 2012 to 2016, he managed to almost triple his revenues from 10.4 million to 29.7 million kunas, and his profits rose strongly last year to nearly 2 million kunas.

The fourth place is held by Identalia clinic from Zagreb. It is headed by Krešimir Rich. Identalia is the only one among the top 10 to record a decline in revenues by 19.7 percent to 29.6 million kunas, while the profits stood at 3.4 million kunas.

Until the last year, one of the partners in Identalia was dentist Marko Vukić. However, he now owns his own dental clinic, which had 21.8 million kunas in revenues last year and holds the sixth place.

In between Rich and Vukić, at the fifth position, is Arena from Zagreb. In 2016, it had a revenue growth of as much as 51.3 percent to 23.7 million kunas, with almost one million kunas in profits. Arena was opened five years ago and is led by dentist Srećko Srđak, a son of Ksenija Jorgić Srđak, a professor at the Zagreb School of Dental Medicine.

The seventh place is occupied by Orta-Nova from Rijeka, which has quadrupled revenues in the last six years to 18.2 million kunas, while the profits amounted to 1.1 million kunas. The clinic is owned by the Zaverski family, known for its high-quality dentists. The centre was open in 2009 near the Kantrida Stadium.

Jelušić Dental Polyclinic is led by dentist Damir Jelušić and his wife, Adriana. They opened it in Opatija in 2001, and last year they had revenues of 17.5 million kunas.

The ninth place belongs to Ivica Dubravica, a dentist from Šibenik who opened his Dubravica Polyclinic four years ago in Vodice. He invested about 30 million kunas in the construction and equipment. Dubravica’s revenues grew by 37.8 percent last year, to 11 million kunas, with profits of 2.2 million kunas.

The top 10 is closed by Dentvitalis from Rijeka, owned by dentist Šime Živković. His polyclinic also had a strong growth of 25.7 percent to 16.7 million kunas, with profits of 2.7 million kunas.


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