At Smile Clinic Slovakia we are very fortunate to have the best dentists and specialists in Slovak dentistry today. Learn more here about our extensive dental experience, specialized training and qualifications…
Dr. Marek (Mark) Salka – Head Dentist
Successfully leads Smile Clinic Slovakia and Dental Holiday. Opening the Smile Clinic Slovakia – Bratislava clinic in May 2015 with a grand opening in October 2015 where the British Ambassador, Andy Garth officially cut the ribbon along with Dr. Mark and business manager, Daniel Shaw.
Dr. Mark is an experienced dentist with over 14 years of experience in Slovakia and abroad. He has been leading Smile Clinic Slovakia – Dental Holiday since 2006. At present, he concentrates mainly on implantology and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to his theoretical knowledge and rich practical experience, in particular, he provides patients access to modern technology and is a sought-after specialist in the field of dentistry. Dr. Mark has successfully treated thousands of patients not only from Slovakia, but throughout Europe and America. He speaks English and German.
Education and training:
• Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice 1995 – 2000
• Specialization in the field of dentistry, Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, 2003
• Specialization in the field of oral surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, 2014 – present
• Dr. Mark has worked in various clinics in the UK, Czech Republic and Austria
Workshops and seminars:
Regularly attends professional trainings and seminars in Slovakia and abroad, for example. England, Italy, Hungary and Austria.
Here are some samples of Dr. Mark’s certificates:
Dr. Róbert (Robo) Mikuláš – Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Robo is a specialist in microscopic endodontics and has treated patients since 2007. He also specializes in aesthetic dentistry, all-ceramic dental reconstruction, prosthetic and preventive dentistry and CAD/CAM technology. He speaks English.
Education and training: Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine in Olomouc Paláček • Professional competence for the use of dental X-ray equipment, Office of Public Health
Dr.Simona Pagáčová – Dentist
Dr. Simona has been with Smile Clinic since 2017. During her tenure at the clinic, under the direction of Dr. Marek, she has obtained practical experience in several different areas of dentistry. At Smile Clinic it is our main objective to develop our dentists’ theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of general dentistry and endodontic treatments.
Education: Medicine Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava.
Dr. Jana Melišková
Dr. Jana studied dentistry in Bratislava and graduated in 2011. She started to work as a dentist immediately and even during her studies she attended several courses and training, which she continues to do so. She regularly participates at workshops and seminars for general dentistry, endodontics and prosthetic. She attends local and international seminars as well.
Her main focus is in endodontics and in general dentistry.
Dr. Martin Kafka
After graduating in 2005 at the University of P.J. Safari in Košice was MUDr. Kafka 4 years at the clinic of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery in Martin where he developed his knowledge in dental surgery.
He specializes mainly in implantology and surgical dentistry. His main ambition is to find an individual solution for every patient and to ensure that each patient is satisfied with a new smile and good experience.
Dr. Kafka worked for several important clinics in Slovakia. He is the main surgeon at our clinic in Bratislava.
Dr. Tomáš Krčmárik – Dentist
Dr. Krčmárik has extensive experience in restorative and preventive dentistry. He has been a member of the Smile Clinic staff since 2014 and his knowledge and practical experience continues with his interest in new technological processes and trends in dentistry. He speaks English and German, Serbian and is learning Japanese.
Dental Education and Stomatology Training: Palacky University in Olomouc, Workshops and seminars: LASAK Curaden, Leica, 3M ESPE, Ultradent, Planmeca and others.
Previous dental experience: Department of Dentistry and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Olomouc, Czech Republic • Swiss Smile Dental Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Anna Fano – Dentist
Anna studied dentistry at the Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University in Krakow and during her studies successfully participated in various research projects as a team member and seminars in the field of dentistry. She’s an active contributor to various medical publications. She joined the Smile Clinic staff in Piestany in 2015, and is actively involved in improving and developing her practical experience. She speaks Polish, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German and is interested in Japanese.
Education and training: Dentistry, Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Medicine, Krakow, Poland. Workshops and seminars: Various student conferences in the field of endodontics, surgery and orthodontics • Straumann Implant Course, International Dental Conference, Brno, Czech Republic • Basic suture
Monika – Patient Coordinator & Head Nurse
During her practice at the dental clinic she has acquired extensive experience in the field of dentistry and dental practice. She is a fully qualified medical nurse and she leads our team of dental nurses. She speaks English and Dutch.
Education and training: Social Work, University of St . Elisabeth in Bratislava
Barbora – Dental Hygienist will give you valuable advice and treatment for the health of your teeth and gums. Thanks to her years of experience and friendly approach to dental hygiene, this is one of the most popular dental treatments in the Smile Clinic.
Education and training: Completed courses in Preventive Dentistry, received a degree in dental hygiene at the University of Prešov and her expertise continues to develop through regular participation in conferences and seminars for dental hygienists. University of Prešov • Three-phase course in Preventive Dentistry. Workshops and seminars: • Regular training courses organized by Slovak Chamber of Dental Hygiene
Dip.DH Martina – Dental Hygienist
Martina teaches her patients how to properly use your toothbrush and interdental aids using the method “Airflow”. She will provide you with a radiant smile without stains from coffee and tea. Proper dental hygiene means healthy teeth for a lifetime. Treat yourself to a healthy and bright smile.
Education: Undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Health in Prešov in the field of dental hygiene.
Michaela – Dental Technician is a specialist in the fitting of full arch and smaller bridgework on implants and individual teeth. She has extensive experience in orthodontics and prosthetics in new trends in the field of dental technology. She regularly participates in international conferences where she learns and applies this knowledge in practice, improving the dental treatment provided in Smile Clinic – Dental Holiday.
Education and training: Dental Technician, medical high school in Topoľčanoch. Study abroad: Weldone, Bologna, Italy.
Dental Nurses at Smile Clinic Slovakia
Our attentive dental nurses will help your dental treatment be as comfortable and painless as possible whilst assisting our dentists.
Elena – Dental Nurse is a fully qualified medical nurse and dental assistant for past 13 years, and she has been with Smile Clinic for past 8 years. She has studied medicine as well as dentistry where she has worked in Slovakia and abroad. She enjoys working with our Endodontist and also studies Physiotherapy outside of her work at our dental clinic.
Education and training: Physiotherapy, balneotherapy and medical rehabilitation and preventive dentistry – specialized courses include: Specialisation in anaesthesia and intensive resuscitative medicine ( ARIP ), Prague • General nurse, Secondary health school in Trnava Study abroad • Regular training for nurses organized by the Slovak Chamber of Nurses and Midwives Previous experience: • ARO, Alexander Winter Hospital Piestany • ARIP Department, University Hospital Vinohrady, Prague.
Jana – Dental Nurse
Jana trained in the Piešťany Smile Clinic and is the main nurse in Smile Clinic Bratislava.
Education: Received Mgr degree in General Nursing specializing in dental surgery Over five years experience in casualty ward and was a healthcare assistant.
Natalia – Dental Nurse
Natalia has been with Smile Clinic since early 2017, she works at Smile Clinic Bratislava. She has great practice in general and surgical dental assistance as well. She is very friendly and calming with our nervous patients. Natalia speaks fluent English.
Education and training: Medical Assistant high school
Hana – Dental Nurse
Hana is an experienced dental nurse with extensive practical and theoretical knowledge which she acquired during her studies and employment at a dental clinic in the UK as a dental nurse. Her knowledge continues to deepen at her time at Smile Clinic since 2014. Hana speaks fluent English.
Education and training: National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Dental Nursing, United Kingdom Previous experience: Devon Place Dental Practice, Newport, United Kingdom.
Sabina – Dental Nurse
Sabina has been a dental nurse at Smile Clinic since 2014, and has extensive experience in assisting with dental procedures. She studied professionally as a medical assistant, and spent several years working with children in an orphanage. Also, she worked abroad, where she mastered the use of German.
Education and training: Medical Assistant, medical high school.
Janka – Dental Assistant
Janka has been the Smile Clinic dental assistant since 2013. She speaks English.