Jan 15, 2022 – After the reign of former Health Minister Milan Kujundzic, few will easily remember Sinisa Varga, who served as Croatian Health Minister in Zoran Milanovic’s centre-left government from 2014 to 2016 The former minister, who is also a doctor of dental medicine, has rediscovered his primary vocation.
As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, at the beginning of the year, former Minister of Health Sinisa Varga, doctor of dentistry, opened the Health Care Institution – Smile Center (Centar za Osmijeh) in the Malesnica district of Zagreb.
According to a recent announcement, the new dental practice of Sinisa Varga intends to provide dental care for all ages (for the whole family), and the registration of patients and the formalization of the practice’s contract with the Croatian Fund for health insurance (HZZO) are in progress, which will cover part of the patient’s dental care, including prostheses.
Although Varga is best known to the public as a politician and Minister of Health in Zoran Milanovic’s government, and as a consultant, Varga is extremely active in his profession as a dentist.
He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Zagreb in 1990 and completed his specialization in 1997 in dental prosthetics at the Dental Clinic of the Clinical Hospital Center in Zagreb.
For 23 whole years he headed the clinic for surgical prostheses, the clinical institute for oral surgery, the clinic for facial and maxillofacial surgery and the clinical hospital in Dubrava. As it is the only center of its kind in the Republic of Croatia, it has worked to improve the profession of surgical prosthetics by introducing and applying modern methods in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with congenital or acquired malformations of the face and jaw.
In addition, Sinisa Varga regularly participates in the training of nurses, dental technicians, non-medical staff and trainees and specialists in dental prosthetics, oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology. Due to his professional work on improving the overall dental profession, he was granted the title of primarius by the Ministry of Health in 2007.
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