The story of Dr. Ivan Olajoš is the tale of a vision that shaped his extraordinary success. From a small, casual dental business to a hero-like character. Dr.O guards the health and smiles of an ever-growing group of patients, and has already earned the trust of hundreds of fans.
TRADITION STARTS TODAY
Dr. O’s dental clinic is located amidst an impressive-looking complex of black towers - one of the newest constructions in Zagreb and representing the wave of change in Croatia’s rather traditional architectural landscape. At the clinic, the willingness to escape from the traditional is expressed through its visual identity, uniforms and methods of patient care - all in line with Dr. O’s extraordinary vision.
Since starting his professional career in 1999, Dr. O has been dreaming about running his own clinic. The ideas started small and then grew bigger, changing over time, but one thing was clear - the final outcome would be a break with the traditional dental practice. Fresh, minimalistic and open.
HAVE NO FEAR, DR.O IS HERE
It is known that fear can be the key reason for a bad relationship between patient and dentist. The ability to build trust in Dr. O’s clinic is thus the most important element of its success.
When you contact a dentist for the first time, you don’t want to talk to an institution, but to a person you can trust, explains Dr. O.
And not merely as dentists, assistants or professionals, but as humans. This idea also extends to the patients - first of all, they need to feel like we’re friends - almost a family, rather than clients. We offer them the best possible experience, the best treatments and the best equipment.
"You CAN DISAPPOINT SOMEONE THREE TIMES: FIRST, LAST AND NEVER AGAIN".
Asked about his role in the clinic, Dr. O. explains: I have an excellent team but it’s very important to me to always be there when the patient comes in for the first time. Only then do I pass the patient on to one of my dentists/a member of my dental team. I’m always around and the patients really appreciate this.
Dr. O has never lost a patient – yet in his everyday work he is aware of the old saying: You can disappoint someone three times: first, last and never again.
TRUST STARTS AT HOME
In Dr. O’s clinic, the relationship with his patients is built on two strong pillars: trust and communication.
"I’M ALLERGIC TO THE TRADITIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT A DENTIST SHOULD LOOK AND BE LIKE. I ALWAYS LIKE TO CONNECT WITH MY PATIENTS, TO TALK TO THEM, TO MAKE THEM FEEL AT HOME. AND THEY ALWAYS COME BACK."
Firstly - from the moment you enter the clinic, you immediately notice the special atmosphere - the music is loud and lively, everyone is talking and smiling – our first impression was that it was nothing like a dental office. And this is due to the excellent chemistry of the dental team - their relaxed, friendly attitude has a highly positive effect on the patients.
Dr. O says: I want to see my clinic as something different - of course, our uniforms are black, the dental chairs are black - but this isn’t the only difference. I’m allergic to the traditional expectations of what a dentist should look and be like. I always like to connect with my patients, to talk to them, to make them feel at home. And they always come back.
YOUR FANS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
The marketing and social media content of Dr. O’s clinic aims to reach people’s hearts – it is a perfect example of how sharing photos and genuine stories can help to build much stronger relationships than pure advertising material or lifeless discounts.
The entire dental team is involved in the social media buzz – they post engaging pictures and create everyday stories that allow their patients to become familiar with the clinic’s unique atmosphere.
The goal is to involve people in a dialogue, to receive comments from real patients who have gotten to know Dr. O’s approach and allow them to share their experience on Facebook. This direct communication is mutual - you can get an answer from the clinic within 3 minutes. No message remains unanswered. And it is always personal.
When you combine growing trust with top-quality treatment supported by the best possible equipment, the result must be success – and it is. More than 7,000 fans have joined Dr. O's page in less than 8 months, with Facebook remaining the clinic's main channel of communication with both existing and new patients.
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