After talking to Dr. Daniel, we explore the other side of that story. Our 5 questions were also answered by student Mario Gržančić who, under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel, has had the opportunity to learn and obtain his first experiences. We asked about his motives, desires and vision of dentistry. We are happy to say that, with young people like Mario, the future of dentistry looks really bright.
1. Did you always want to be a dentist?
I have always been attracted to medicine in a practical sense, especially surgery. Over time, this has been translated into dentistry as a profession, where such manual work can be practiced on a daily basis.
2. How did you meet Dr. Daniel and Dentorium?
The first time I heard about Dentorium was from my parents, who came here as patients for implant prosthetics. As Dr. Daniel was active on social media, posting about his work, I became interested in this blend of aesthetics and surgery and have been following his work ever since.
3. Can you share your experience at Dentorium? What are the key lessons you learned?
I came to Dentorium as often as I could, due to my ongoing faculty commitments. Their approach with patients enchanted me, as well as their workflow practices, in which they never skip a single step. I particularly loved their approach that includes top-notch dentistry, high-quality materials and attention to the smallest of details. I learned that, for long-term results, the work provided must be done at a steady pace, one step at a time, so if I want to provide quality work and have satisfied patients, I cannot practice “quick dentistry”.
4. What or who is your inspiration for the career you have chosen?
My inspiration for dentistry came precisely from Dr. Daniel and his brother Dr. Filip. I saw some photographs of their work as a high school student that impacted me greatly and is how I decided to pursue this career. This profession provides a wonderful blend of surgery and aesthetics and, ultimately, the patient’s happiness, which is priceless.
5. Would you one day consider mentoring younger colleagues and why?
Mentoring of younger generations is crucial for students and doctors to develop motivation for working with high standards. I am immensely grateful to Dr. Daniel and his family for their knowledge and love of dentistry, which they selflessly shared with me. I am sure that one day I will be a good example to my younger peers and mentor them as well.