Dr Ian Grobler
BCHD(UStell) MSc(ULond) M.Orth( Ed)
GDC no: 65532
Ian received his Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of London and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998. He is registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.
Prior to this, he graduated in Dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1990 and thereafter practiced general dentistry in Farnham, Surrey for five years. He then committed to three year’s full time postgraduate orthodontic training at Guy’s Hospital, Mayday University Hospital and East Surrey Hospital.
Ian prioritises maintaining a close working relationship with other specialists and has treated a vast number of complex cases which required a combined multi-disciplinary approach. Having handled well in excess of 15,000 orthodontic cases, he is experienced in his field and committed to consistently expanding his knowledge through regularly attending conferences, workshops and lectures.
“There are few things which give me as much pleasure as working with a patient to improve their smile and seeing how much confidence the end result delivers”
Helping to guide colleagues and mentees towards success is another area Ian derives huge enjoyment from. Since 2010, he has diligently mentored his Orthodontic Therapists, with a number of them securing “student of the year” awards. During 2017 – 2019, he carried out the role of Clinical Supervisor in Orthodontics, teaching post graduate students at the Eastman Dental hospital in London. He has also previously taught orthodontic programmes to dental nurses as part of their Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing at Southern Dental Trainers Beyond his clinical duties, Ian has delivered lectures at the annual conference for the British Orthodontic Society. Topics included: ‘In Practice’ Clinical Tips; Utilisation of the Orthodontic Therapist in Clinic; and Guidance to Training Administration and Reception Teams in Clinical Procedures. The latter proved to greatly assist in the patient journey.
Ian takes great pleasure and pride in making a difference to the individual lives of his patients and is well placed to take good care of you and/or your children’s orthodontic needs,