Zara Dental Centar (ZDC)
Dental clinic in Zadar, Croatia

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About Zara Dental Centar (ZDC)

Equipped with the latest technology and staffed by an expert team, Zara Dental Centar (ZDC) in Zadar, Croatia is a modern dental clinic specialising in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Committed to the highest standards of patient care, ZDC offers a comprehensive range of treatments aimed at providing the best possible aesthetic and functional result for each individual, including dental implants, All-on-4®, CAD/CAM designed crowns, bridges and veneers, digital smile design and ZOOM teeth whitening. Endodontics, periodontology and children’s dentistry services are also available.

State-of-the-art cosmetic and restorative dentistry

ZDC was founded fifteen years ago by dr. Ivana Lijic, realising a long-held desire to provide the best possible experience and services for patients seeking cosmetic and restorative dental solutions. ZDC’s motto is ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’. All treatment is carried out under the one roof and patient safety and satisfaction is at the heart of everything that they do.

Located in Zadar on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coast, ZDC is fully equipped with the latest technology, including top quality 2D and 3D diagnostics for safe diagnosis and precision therapy planning and implementation. This combines with a relaxing and pleasant ambiance to make ZDC a welcoming and highly praised dental practice.

ZDC only uses high quality materials such as Nobel Biocare and K3Pro dental implants and employs advanced CAD/CAM technology to offer durable and natural-looking computer-designed prosthetic work (inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns and bridges).

An expert team

Dr. Ivana Lijic, is a highly experienced dentist with extensive training in the disciplines of implantology, aesthetic dental medicine and prosthetics. A member of the German implantology society DGZI, she skilled in the most up-to-date techniques and continually stays abreast of developments in her field by attending the major educational meetings.

Dr Lijic leads an expert team which combines experience, professionalism and a patient-centric approach to treatment. Committed to personalised care, the team works hard to determine the best possible treatment solution in each individual case, whilst respecting the patient’s wishes, valuing their time and honouring their trust.

Services available at ZDC

Dental implants

Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. Designed to last a lifetime, they provide the aesthetics, sensation and functionality of natural teeth.

Equipped with advanced CBCT imaging, the experts at ZDC are able to make an accurate and detailed analysis of the quality and quantity of the jawbone, as well as the health of any remaining teeth. In a comprehensive consultation, they are able to determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for dental implants and which type of implant would work best. Options available include a ceramic crown on an implant, bridges on the implants, a prosthesis on the implants and All-on-4®.

Implant placement is most commonly performed under local anaesthesia and typically takes from one to three hours, depending on the number of implants. The incision in the gum takes approximately two weeks to heal. Over the next three to six months, the implants will fuse with the surrounding jawbone is a process known as osseointegration. This is monitored by means of follow-up appointments. Once, the team at ZDC determine that the area is fully healed and the implant is fully integrated into the jawbone, a crown is fitted on top of the implant screw.

All implants used at ZDC have a lifetime guarantee.

Digital Smile Design®

A ‘perfect smile’ not only means healthy and well-shaped teeth, but also the way in which a smile fits a person’s face and personality.

ZDC makes use of the latest Digital Smile Design® technology to offer unique, personalised dental solutions. A virtual design of the patient’s new smile is available prior to any work being undertaken, significantly improving communication between the patient and the dentist and ensuring complete satisfaction with the final result.

View some examples of ZDC’s Digital Smile Design work here.

Dental prosthetics

Using CAD/CAM computer design, ZDC are able to offer a full range of creatively designed and precisely constructed prosthetic work:

Ceramic veneers

Ceramic veneers are thin ‘leafs’ of ceramics attached to the front surface of the tooth. They can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth, hide imperfections or correct problems with crooked teeth, tooth colour or spacing.

Ceramic crowns and bridges

Ceramic crowns and bridges are a natural-looking and lasting solution in situations when there are many teeth missing or when the teeth are severely damaged or aesthetically poor. Crowns and bridges can be constructed from glass ceramics, zirconium ceramics and metal ceramics. The decision on which material to use is based on the current state of the teeth, as well as on the aesthetics and function required.

Dental prostheses

Dental prostheses or dentures are a removable solution for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They can be complete or partial.

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Croatia

Offering high quality, affordable cosmetic and restorative dentistry, ZDC are experienced in welcoming international patients to their modern clinic in Zadar. The first dental examination at ZDC is free of charge and payment plans are available to spread the cost of treatment.

A historic port on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, Zadar is easily accessible from the UK, with a number of low-cost airlines flying direct. Rich in history and natural beauty, yet relatively undiscovered, the city is the perfect destination for a dental holiday.

Languages spoken

  • English

Opening hours

Mon: 08:00 – 20:00
Tues: 08:00 – 20:00
Wed: 08:00 – 20:00
Thurs: 08:00 – 20:00
Fri: 08:00 – 20:00
Sat: 08:00 – 13:00


Liability insurance  : No


Contact details

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Email: [email protected]

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