About us

Melita Franko, dr. dent. med.

I was born in 1972 in Kranj, where I finished a high school of natural science and mathematics. I studied dentistry at the Medical faculty of Ljubljana. After my studies I volunteered for one year. During this time I acquired priceless experience.

My first employment took place in the Dental polyclinic in Kranj. I worked as a pediatric dentist in 2 primary schools. With time, I started to be interested more in adult dentistry, because there are many challenges in this field: because of countless novities education is needed all the time. When there was a vacancy for a job as an dentist for adults, I gladly accepted.

In the year 2007 I opened a private dental practice. I wish to offer my patients solutions that are possible with the use of the newest technology. This is why in 2012 I decided to buy a dental laser for soft and hard tissues. We are the only practice that owns this laser in Kranj. By using the laser I elevated the quality of dental procedures to my joy and the joy of my patient’s. The chosen laser offers numerous additional options for holistic treatment of patients which are already included in our practical work.

I have a daughter Janina, who already decided in her early childhood that she didn’t want to become a dentist. I like hiking in my free time and swimming during the summer. Because of the spine posture which I use during my work as a dentist, I practice the method called Feldenkrais.

I reguarly educate myself in the professional field at home and abroad. This is how I follow the trends in dentistry, where materials and technology are improving all the time. It enables me to offer the most modern and innovative techniques of treatment in my practice.

In our practice we always do our best for every patient and are never in a hurry for any service we provide, because otherwise it would affect the quality of the final product. That is why there are sometimes delays, for which we sicerely aologize to our patients in advance.


Jana Bregar, dr. dent. med.

Jana was born in 1982 in Kranj. She went to primary school and high school in Kranj and finished dentistry in 2009. She got her first job as an independent dentist for children and adults in ZD Tržič. After that she returned to Kranj, where she focused mostly on her work with adults, which insures constant contact with modern techniques and materials that are used in adult dentistry. He focuses on communication with patients and tries to respond to every question, because she is positive that including patients into treatment actively is the key and that results are also better if oral health habits continue outside our practice too.

She takes care not only of her professional education, but also her physical conditioning. She used to train swimming as a child in Triglav Kranj, now she spends her time cycling and jogging. She has two sons, who never run out of questions for her. That is how she keeps up in every field, which insures her to perform her work well without it being a burdon.

Tamara Gogala, dr. dent. med

I am a very open, communicative and reliable person, who is always willing to help.

I chose to study dentistry, because I had already worked as a dental assistant in dr. Franko’s practice during secondary school. I also received a scholarship from this practice. I feel at home in this practice and am very happy that my path has led me back; this time in the role of a dentist.

Actually it was hard to choose between studying dental medicine and general medicine. I knew, I wanted to help people, but at the same time I was enthusiastic about aesthetics and handwork. That is how dentistry prevailed and today I know, that I made the right decision.

Life was always interesting and diverse during my studies. I usually finished my exams as soon as possible, so twice a year I had a lot of time for oversea travels with the purpose of surfing. I got to know many different cultures, broadened my horizon and learned to fluently speak brazilian portuguese. I earned the money necessary for my travels by working as an assistant and by holding a scholarship for talented students. For a few months I also worked as an assistant in Rio de Janeiro.

As a student, I became fascinated with laser dentistry, while working Melita Franko’s practice. I mainly learned about the practical aspect of using a laser, and towards the end of my studies I attended several theoretical training courses in this field. Now it is an indispensable device for my daily use in the practice.

Immediately after my professional exam I started my first job in a public and private dental clinic in Muljava, where I worked for one year. After that I got a job at a private dental clinic in Ljubljana, where I stayed for another year. I believe that both experiences have given me broad insights into private and public health dentistry and a lot of practical experience.

I am looking forward to new challenges in my career and collaborating again with Melita Franko, dr. dent. med.

Anita Globokar Sejdič, degree in oral hygiene

Anita graduated in 2004 and so completed her studies as the first generation of oral hygienists in Slovenia. She has been working in the field of preventive dentistry, oral diseases and periodontal tissues for more than 10 years. Her primary education as a dental technician is a good basis and extremely helps her success in the field of oral hygiene.
Working with people makes her happy. Her biggest reward are her patients, who are aware of the meaning of prevention and take care of their oral hygiene with which they prevent parodonthosis or help the treatment.

She likes to spend her free time by the sea, where she does sports with her family.

Ana Skalerič, Oral Hygienist

Ana Skalerič had enrolled in the Vocational College of Oral Hygienists in 2004 (first generation) and finished her studies in 2007. In addition to Oral Hygiene, she completed degree in Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, majoring in International Relations. She is experienced in the field of oral hygiene and treatment of periodontal disease. She is most interested in treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis, which has been growing in recent years with the increasing use of implants in dentistry. The focus of her work is to encourage patients to improve their oral hygiene and to raise awareness that patients themselves can contribute most to their periodontal health.

Irena Kozelj, dental assistant

Irena has been a dental asistant since she finished school. Her first 15 years of work besides preventive education for children were spent in a practice specializes for children, where they performed treatment for children with special needs in general anaesthesia. After this she worked in a private practice for oral surgery for ten years. She has been working meticulously in our practice for ten years already. She likes her work, because she likes working with people.

She spends her free time on nature trips, lately she has been spending a lot of time with her grandchild.

Klavdija Kne, Dental Technician, Dental Assistant

Klavdija Kne has finished Secondary Electrical Science School and Secondary Dental Technician School. In the latter, she enrolled as she enjoys in dynamic and creative work. She is engaged in various fields (assistance in dental prosthetics and dentistry, electricity, carpentry), so due to circumstances, she started her own activity (s.p.).

She enjoys as dental technician the most, but she prefers working directly with patients than in a lab. Her job as dental assistant presents new challenges and widens her horizons in the field of dentistry. She has been learning new techniques and technologies, gaining new knowledges and – most importantly – working with people makes her happy.

Luka Korent, student of Dental Medicine, Dental Assistant

Luka Korent has wanted to become a doctor since a very young age. He was an excellent student in elementary school and his name was entered in the Golden Book of the Matija Valjavac Primary School in Preddvor. He finished Basic Music School and he played the recorder and the bassoon in the chamber ensemble of the Music School. He is a third year student of Dental Medicine. As an assistant in the dental practice, he is gaining experiences for his future dentist job. In his free time he enjoys with his dog. He also writes poems, publishing them in the newsletter of medical students.

Eva Ažbe, student of Dental Medicine, Dental Assistant

Eva Ažbe from Kranj is a fourth year student of Dental Medicine. She wants to gain as much experience as possible and get to know closer her future profession; therefore, in addition to being a student she works as a dental assistant. She wants to be in contact with state-of-the-art technology and she regularly follows the progress in the field of dental medicine. She spends her free time in the company of her family and friends and takes advantage of sunny days for jogging, enjoying nature and trips across Slovenia.

Ana Žontar, student of Dental Medicine, Dental Assistant

Ana Žontar is a second year student of Dental Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. She has started assisting in an outpatient dental clinic because she wanted to get a thorough understanding of the dentist’s work in early years of her study as well as to gain practical experience, since there is a lack of practice work in first academic years. In addition to her studies, she is engaged in sports; she is also a functional fitness coach, which gives her additional experience in working with people that she will definitely need in her job as a dentist.

You can read about what our practice has to offer on our web page, we also gladly answer individual questions. You are invited to our practice for a check-up.

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