Dentist - Washington, PA
Get to Know Dr. Snjezana Jelaca-Bagic
Dr. Jelaca-Bagic has been a practicing dentist for over 30 years now, and she loves working alongside not only wonderful patients here at Bartusiak Dental Care, but amazingly talented coworkers as well. She is looking forward to helping you achieve your ideal smile soon through personalized, friendly care, both in terms of health and aesthetics. To learn more about her background, keep reading below:
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Jelaca-Bagic has always appreciated people with healthy smiles. She was actually born the same year that the smiley face was invented, so it was almost certainly fate! Today, she still feels very grateful for the privilege of having this position and being able to extend caring, compassionate, and competent service to patients in need.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Jelaca-Bagic is originally from Zadar, Croatia. She completed dental school at Zagreb University in 1988, earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and then a Master of Science in Public Health later in 1996. After practicing in Croatia for several years, she relocated to the United States and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, completing a dental hygiene degree and then her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2010. She served as a faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry/Comprehensive Care at the University of Pittsburgh until 2016, receiving several appreciation awards during that time.
In addition to her educational background, Dr. Jelaca-Bagic was also proud to serve her country during the last Patriotic War. She was established as the First Dental Corp of the Croatian Army and was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Honor for her services.
She is currently a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Education Association
- American Dental Hygienists Association
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Jelaca-Bagic and her husband Anto have a grown daughter named Katarina. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys doing yoga, water aerobics, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in general. She is a nationally certified water fitness instructor!