Your UK Dental Clinic Abroad

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We all look forward to meeting you personally and sending you home with a smile!

Dental Holiday is a ground-breaking UK dental clinic abroad based near Bratislava, Slovakia. Although our dental clinic has been running for years before treating local dental patients, we launched this website in mid 2007 and rapidly became one of the UK’s most sought-after dental clinics abroad in central Europe.

I believe that we have taken a major part in transforming top European dentistry abroad by offering exceedingly excellent implant, restorative and cosmetic dentistry with more speed, convenience, cost savings and flexibility than high street private dentists throughout the UK. We remove the complexity and inflexibility UK patients face whenever they need to have major dental treatment. We are also a fully accredited British Dental Practice Abroad and are members of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists.

Using data from our after treatment questionnaires with more than 2000 respondents over 2007-2011 we found that:

(the original handwritten copies of this survey are displayed in our reception area and on this website in the dental treatment abroad reviews section)

  • Heart97% of our UK patients are satisfied or very satisfied with the dental treatment they receive
  • Heart96% of our UK patients think Dental Holiday is easy or very easy to use
  • Heart 96% of our UK patients say there is enough information available on the site and it is communicated well when using the service
  • Heart The majority of our UK patients have access to a good local dentist yet choose the Dental Holiday as their first-choice dentistry provider

We’re different

Dental Holiday is different from other dental clinics because we can tell you roughly how much your dental treatment will cost and how long it will take simply from your email, or a photograph, quote, or X-ray sent to us. There’s no need to even leave the chair you’re sitting on. As for any other pressing questions – our entire service is online and real-time. We are also uniquely flexible, allowing our patients to choose exactly how they want to structure their dental treatment in terms of number of visits. And our patients certainly aren’t asked to have dental treatment that they might not need, or pay more money for hidden or extra costs.

Want more? All our dental treatments are fully guaranteed, and  have some of the most advanced dental equipment in the country. We’ll also help you arrange overnight accommodation if needed.

We’re fast

You’ll always get an email reply from us within 24hrs, rain or shine. Our dental lab is on site, so that we can complete porcelain crown, bridge and veneer cases in just one visit of 4 working days, and dental implants in just 3 one day visits over 4-5 months. Even the trip over is hassle-free, as it’s just a 1-2hr flight from the UK, and then we pick you up from Bratislava or Vienna airport free of charge for a 35-45 minute drive to Piestany spa, where our dental clinic is currently located.

We’re responsible

We only do dental work that you need to have done. We want to bring trust back into dentistry. After you’r consultation and X-ray with Dr. Marek, if you decide that you don’t want to go ahead, no worries, we’ll still get you back to the airport on time.

aagggh the dentist!

In an ideal world no-one would need dental treatment, or at least could find a good local dentist at a fair price. In reality, everybody has the occasional “aagggh the dentist” moment – those times in life where you really need to get something finally done about your teeth. You need it for a lower cost and you need done a.s.a.p painless and hassle-free. So whether it’s time to replace that denture, close that gap or finally get that smile of your dreams… Don’t worry, contact Dental Holiday right now!

Our Clinic

The UK’s leading dental clinic abroad is run by the renowned Dr.Marek Salka and Daniel Shaw along with their dental nurses, hygienists, administrative staff, chauffeurs and dental lab technicians who make sure that your entire dental treatment abroad experience is as comfortable as ever.

the Dental Holiday clinic building

the Dental Holiday clinic building

The dental clinic is in the Euromed building in Piestany Spa town centre, which will take Dano about 35 minutes to drive you there with your free airport transfer from Bratislava (Vienna) airport. We have a very modern and spacious dental clinic, equipped with the latest digitalised dental technology, including digital microscopes and digital OPG panoramic X-rays. (The leading dental companies to the EU: Euromed and Chirana are based Piestany, so we get to sample all the latest dentist gadgetry and toys:)

piestany dental spa

Piestany spa from the air

Our dental clinic abides by the E.U. ISO:9001:2001 Quality Assurance System. This monitoring system ensures that all dental materials and dentistry technologies used in our dental clinic are fully compliant with EU regulations.

When you arrive, you can take a rest in our main room with English TV, magazines, free wi-fi point, free tea and coffee. For smokers, there is a balcony outside, and bicycles parked in the front available for nipping around the town.

It is Marek and Daniel’s goal to create a close-knit, friendly and approachable English speaking dental team, whilst at the same time offering the highest quality, standards, professionalism and most ethical cosmetic surgery possible. Most Brits who have visited agree that this goal has been achieved.

For example, apart from being greeted at the airport, often clients are taken out for dinner by Dr.Marek and Daniel, given a mobile phone in case of a need to contact them, and given a personalised quotation sheet after each visit stating the dental treatments and prices, to make sure that the UK dental patient knows that there are no hidden costs and sees exactly what he/she will be investing in.

Even though struggling with the massive economic growth of Slovakia since it’s entry into the European Union, (which has affected the exchange rate tremendously) they try to keep prices at 70% off the private UK dental fees, and in strong competition with their Czech, Hungarian and Polish neighbours).

dental treatment abroad dentists

Natalia, Daniel, Monika, Dano

Dr. Salka and Daniel have been told by many former clients that their most impressive feature is the care and time that is taken with each individual dental client, and of course a much appreciated “painless” dental treatment process. Their UK patients also love that they can have their dental treatment when they wish, instead of being added to some dental waiting list.

English, Italian and German are fluently spoken in the dental clinic to make sure a better understanding between the doctor and his patient.

Their services and materials are fully insured and offer a 5-year guarantee on all their treatments. All the dental materials used are EU certified and their patients have any problems after their trip, they will treat them free of charge.

free dental quotation and treatment abroad

The Dental Holiday team

Dr. Marek Salka

Successfully leads the Dental Holiday to become the flagship dental clinic abroad that has proudly treated hundreds of UK dental patients. It is his vision to design, organise and manage superior dental treatment that improves the affordability and accessibility of the same level quality dental treatment that a patient would receive in the UK.

Dr. Marek is an Implant (Implantology), Root Canal (Endontistry), and Cosmetic Dentistry specialist. He is renowned throughout Slovakia, Hungary, Czech and Poland for his advance implant techniques and remarkable relaxed attitude, which leads to a painless dental experience for all our visitors.

  1. 90% of his clients are from the UK
  2. He treats at most of 5-7 patients per day for dental implants, crowns, root canals and veneers to create a relaxed, no-pressure dental environment.
  3. He is a recognized cosmetic dentistry expert with the latest OPG x-ray systems, Ankylos implants, and advanced zirconia crowns.
  4. He has served as a licensed Stomatologist in  the UK, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  5. He places almost 700 dental implants per year, presently with a 99% success rate.
  6. A licensed dentist in full-time practise since 2000
  7. A certified dental specialist in implantology and endontistry
  8. A member of the Slovak Dental Chamber
  9. Former Member of General Dental Council (British Dental Register)
  10. Former Member of the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry
  11. Ongoing attendance of post-graduate dental training for cosmetic dentistry in the UK with the BACD
  12. Awarded from the Medical University of Frankfurt as a master of Implantology.

Here are some sample certificates (click on the dental certificates for a larger view) the rest are displayed in my office :-)

MuDr. Robert Mikulas – Restorative Dentistry
Dr. Robert finished his dental studies in the Czech Republic and has worked in private dentistry ever since, specializing in Endontistry and preventive dentistry.

Daniel Shaw – Business Manager
During his 5 years with Dental Holiday, Daniel Shaw has helped to be one of the most highly rated and trusted dental clinics abroad for overseas visitors within the European Union.  Daniel’s comprehensive dental knowledge,  understanding of UK dentistry and leadership has been instrumental in establishing the Dental Holiday brand.

Daniel originally comes from the North of England, and his office is based at the dental clinic in Slovakia.

You can read a recent interview with him about Dental Holiday here:

what’s the Dental Holiday story

Daniel has spoken at various conferences and loves to share his knowledge of medical tourism, patient communication or internet marketing for dentists. Please us our contact form if you’d like to book Daniel Shaw as a key speaker at your next event.

Natalia – patient manager comunicate to the individual patient, and that ensure each patient has his or her own coordinated plan of care and services. The care plan is optimize individual before and after every treatment.

Receptionist – Monika will make sure that you relax and feel completely comfortable upon your arrival at our dental clinic. She also takes care of all the financial transactions and logistics of our UK clients. She also makes a great cup of tea…

Dano – UK Dental patient transportation driver assure safe transportation of clients from the airport to the dental clinic

He will be the first person to greet and welcome you upon your arrival at the airport. He will help in getting you settled in your accommodation, and make sure that you get back to the airport safely and on time.

Dental Nurses-Our attentive dental nurses will help your dental treatment be as comfortable and painless as possible whilst assisting Dr. Mark

Monika is a fully qualified medical nurse and she leads our  team of dental nurses. She speaks  English, Dutch, Slovak & Czech.                                 

Elena is full qualified medical nurse  and denstal assistant for past 13 years, and she has been  with  us for past 5 years.She enjoys mostly working with our Endodontist and also studies Physiotherapy outside of her work at our dental clinic. She speaks English,German, Czech, Slovak & Russian

Barbora – Dental Hygienist will bring your teeth and gums to full health using various polishing, scaling, brushing and stain removing techniques. She is also competent in all forms of tooth whitening systems including ZOOM! and Opalescence.

As you can see we are a varied and international bunch of people!

free dental quotation and treatment abroad

Dental Labs

dental laboratory and clinic

Our dental lab at work for you

Our computerized dental labs are situated down the street from our dental clinic, and staffed by 4 lab technicians who work daily to create dental work hand crafted from best quality material, assisted by the latest digital technology such as CEREC and CAD-CAM.

It’s important for us to have the labs close by so that minor adjustments can be made even during your short visits. Therefore you may see some of the lab technicians personally as they often come to the dental clinic to check our your dental work is coming along.

We love great music!

Dr. Marek and Daniel are avid music fans, and if you’d like to listen to what we are probably listening to right now in your dental clinic abroad, you can click on this link:

dental holiday radio (opens a radio file that you just need to click on and the grooves will begin…)

You can listen to our Dental Holiday clinic radio station with:

  • Itunes
  • Winamp
  • Windows Media Player

or something similar…

Recent comments

  1. jamie wiles says

    Hello, I recently went to my dentist because i want the ‘perfect smile’. I put my treatment plan below to look at i asked for veneers to be done, he said my front two were very good, so just the others. He has come out with a treatment plan for me but the price was abit high for what he was offering to do , just shopping around to see if i can find something cheaper, im aiming for a symmetrical all round smile. COURSE OF TREATMENT : 30 min hygienist visit – £42 30 min hygienist visit – £42 APPOINTMENT 1 Posterior composite filling UPPER LEFT PREMOLAR – £125 Posterior composite filling LOWER LEFT MOLAR – £190 Posterior composite filling UPPER LEFT PREMOLAR – £95 APPOINTMENT 2 Posterior composite filling UPPER RIGHT PREMOLAR – £125 Anterior compostite restoration UPPER LEFT CANINE – £95 Anterior composite restoration UPPER RIGHT CANINE – £95 Porcelain veneer fit UPPER RIGHT INCISOR – £500 Porcelain veneer fit UPPER LEFT INCISOR

    • says

      Hi Jamie,
      I’ve just seen your dental enquiry come in through our contact form, so I’ll reply in full there, however in short, you’d need one visit of working days with us to complete the above treatment, and the cost saving is approximately 70% ( £67 per white filling as opposed to £190 and £297 per veneer as opposed to £500) we hope to see you soon!

  2. olivia says

    Hi, my teeth are in a very bad shape and I’m looking for a clinic that can offer me a chance to get everything fixed in one stay. Here is one of the possible solutions, to give you an idea what I need. I’m more than happy to send the x/ray and pictures of my teeth as they are. Thank you. Upper BCS, KOS (Swiss) implants regio 14­16 (4 pcs) Implant bridge 14­16 (3 unit) Root canal treatment: 13 Post: 13 Crowns, bridge: 13­27 Lower Extractions: 36 BCS, KOS (Swiss) implants 35, 36, 37 (3 pcs) Implant bridge 35­37 (3 unit) Root canal treatments: 45, 46, 47, 34 Crowns: 45, 46, 47

    • says

      7 dental implants & abutments (7 x £594 = £4158) , 22 all ceramic crowns / bridgepoints (22 x £297 = £6534), 5 root canal treatments (5 x £77 = £385, 1 extraction = £37 and 1 glass fiber post = £77. Total: £11191.
      You’d certainly need 3 one day visits to us in Bratislava over 3-4 months to complete the treatment, accessible with low-cost flights ( from most UK airports. There are no extra or hidden costs, airport transfer, temporary bridgework, x-rays, consultations all included. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our dental implants (Neodent Straumann).
      Here’s a list of dates that are fully booked, all other dates are available:

      Once you’ve made the flight booking to Bratislava / Vienna airport, please send the details to me along with your desired choice of accommodation and I’ll get about sorting everything out for you, and then send you a confirmation email.

      I look forward to welcoming you to our dental clinic personally.



  3. Sylvia wheeler says

    Hi natalia can you let me know the earliest time I can return for the next stage of my treatment thank you

  4. mary brennan says

    Hi Daniel, did my cousin linda deveraux get in touch with you regarding going over for treatment?

    • says

      Hi Mary, no I haven’t heard from Linda yet, but last week I was on holiday in scotland, and its possible that I missed her call / email. Please do ask her to get in touch or alteratively provide me with some contact details and i’ll get in touch with her. Thanks so much for thinking of us, we really appriciate it. Greetings from all of us at the clinic.

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