GDC Registration 100610
After qualifying from Damascus University in 1992, Amal continued her education and gained a Diploma in Maxillofacial Surgery with distinction. She was part of a highly experienced team performing complex cosmetic procedures such as corrective jaw surgery, oncology and cleft lip and palate and was also involved in teaching and supervising undergraduates in the Radiology and Oral Surgery departments. She then undertook a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland and was awarded a Diploma in Clinical Dental Science with distinction from the University of London.
She undertook postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital gaining a Masters degree in Science from the University of London and Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow in 2008. Amal has an extensive experience in using a wide variety of systems including the Damon System, Invisalign, and the latest technology in hidden braces (Incognito and WIN). Her clinical interests include growth modification in children and complex treatments for adults needing inter-disciplinary orthodontic and facial aesthetic treatments. She is a member of the British Orthodontic society and the British Lingual Orthodontic society. Read more
Ian Grobler BChD (Stell) 1990 MSc (ULond) MOrth RCS (Edin) 1998
GDC Registration 65532
Ian chose orthodontics as a route when he saw the change it made to peoples lives at an early stage as a dentist. Ian received his Masters degree 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.
Ian graduated in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1990 and practiced general dentistry in Farnham, Surrey for five years. He then committed to a three year full time postgraduate orthodontic training at Guy’s Hospital, Mayday University Hospital and East Surrey Hospital. He opened his first Orthodontic Practice in Epsom in 1999, followed by the Guildford practice in 2004.
Ian is a director of Ortho Progress. Ortho Progress facilitates training days for orthodontic staff and practice principals to combine their resources to progress their practices and share common practice ideas. He divides his time between equally between Epsom and Guildford. Read more
Giulio Pelletti BDS (Rand) 2000 MSc Orth (Warwick) 2012
GDC Registration 78517
Giulio graduated with an Msc in orthodontics through Warwick University in 2012.
He graduated in dentistry from the university of the Witwatersrand South Africa in 2000. He subsequently managed the dental wing of the ‘George Masebe Hospital’, a rural Hospital in the northern province of South Africa.
For a year Giulio treated the underprivileged community in the Northern Province before moving to the UK, where he worked as a general dental practitioner with a special interest in Orthodontics. Giulio worked as an Orthodontic assistant under Dr Ian Grobler for three years in Guildford, after which he became a full time associate in the practices. Read more
Angus Pringle, BDS(Hons) Glasgow 2001 MFDS RCSEd, MSc(Lond), MOrth RCSEd, FDS(Orth) RCSEd
GDC Registration 79324
Angus qualified with Honours from Glasgow University in 2001 having achieved numerous distinctions, prizes and awards. Angus fulfilled a life-long ambition to become an Orthodontist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He obtained his MSc in Orthodontics with distinction in 2007 having achieved distinctions in both academic and clinical areas. Angus also achieved the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007.
He undertook further training to become an Orthodontic Consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and Bristol Dental School achieving the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2009. He then worked as an Orthodontic Consultant at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester and Worthing Hospital until 2013. Read more
Tom joined the practice in October 2015 as the new Practice Manager for Epsom & Guildford Orthodontics.
Tom’s previous experience includes 4 and a half years as a dual site practice manager in an NHS & Private dentistry setting.
Tom also has experience of international healthcare, before joining the practice he spent 6 months in Toronto, Canada, observing the Toronto General Hospitals Lung Transplant Program whilst acting as the primary care-giver for his uncle who had a successful lung transplant.
He is a qualified practice manager, having completed the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2012, whilst also having previous qualifications as an Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer. In his spare time Tom enjoys maintaining a high standard of personal fitness, socialising with friends and family, following the ups and downs of Crystal Palace Football Club and playing for his local football team which he captains.
Lauren Smoothy RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Registration 161075
Lauren joined the practice in 2006; prior to this she had been working in general practice for 6 years. During this time she trained and qualified to be a Dental Care Professional enabling her to be registered with the General Dental Council.
During her time with our practice Lauren has continued her professional development and gained further qualifications in;
• Dental Radiography
• Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing
In 2008 after completing a project case study completion with TOC Lauren achieved Orthodontic Nurse of the Year. Lauren has gone on to study at Warwick University Medical School and has been awarded a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. In her spare time Lauren enjoys going to the gym, horse riding and socialising with her friends and family.
Lauren, who qualified in 2011, was awarded the prize for the most outstanding Orthodontic Therapist student in her year.
Babsie Grobler, RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Registration 121088
Babsie has been involved in orthodontics since 1998, and initially she spent time in the administration team at Guildford Orthodontics.
Since 2004, she has trained and qualified to be a Dental Care Professional enabling her to be registered with the General Dental Council. During her time at Guildford Orthodontics, Babsie has continued her professional development and gained further qualifications in:
• Dental radiography
• Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing
In 2011 Babsie went on to study at Warwick University Medical School and has been awarded a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. The Practice is very proud of her considerable achievements and this privileged role will enhance our service to patients. Babsie is a busy working Mum with two delightful daughters and enjoys tennis in her spare time.
Babsie, was awarded the prize for the most outstanding Orthodontic Therapist student in 2012.
Christina Jones, RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Registration 178928
We are very proud that Christina has been awarded a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The University of Warwick, in July 2014.
Christina has been with Guildford Orthodontics since 2009, during this time she has gained further qualifications in:
• Dental Radiography
• Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing
Christina has been in dentistry since 2002 and has experience in general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, implants and orthodontics. She is also a Mum to two lovely children who keep her quite busy. Any spare time that Christina has is spent with her family, going on long walks and swimming.
Hannah Cain – Orthodontic Nurse
GDC Registration 122135
Hannah joined the Guildford team in May 2008. Hannah was a Dental Nurse in General Dentistry for 8 years and qualified as an Orthodontic Dental nurse 4 years ago. Hannah achieved her NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health & Dental Nursing, Dental Radiography, and Orthodontic Nursing and more recently has achieved certification to take Dental Impressions. Job satisfaction is from meeting new people and helping patients to achieve a great smile. Her free time is spent with her 3 active sons.
Favourite Film: Dodgeball
Favourite Food: Sausages, mash with onion gravy
GDC Registration 194639
Zoe joined the Guildford team in September 2012 after working as a general dental nurse for 5 years.
Zoe has achieved her dental radiography and certification to take dental impressions. She recently gained her qualification in Orthodontic dental nursing studying at the Eastman Dental Hospital.
The rewards of Orthodontics for Zoe is helping patients and seeing their reaction to the difference orthodontic treatment makes to them.
GDC Registration 429924
Katie joined Guildford Orthodontics in August 2014, after working as a General Dental Nurse for 2 years.
Katie has a National Diploma in Dental Nursing and has recently passed her Dental Radiography course.
Katie is really enjoying working at an orthodontics as she takes great pride helping patients achieve the smile they always wished for. In her spare time she enjoys show jumping, going to the gym, walking her dogs, reading autobiography’s and spending time with family and friends.
GDC Registration 268606
Fiona joined Guildford Orthodontics in February 2017, after training as a general dental nurse for a year and qualifying in January 2017. Fiona has a National Diploma in Dental Nursing.
Job satisfaction for Fiona is witnessing the transformation Orthodontics provides and their reaction when the treatment is complete.
Fiona hopes to achieve her dental radiography and certification to take dental impressions in the near future.
In her spare time she enjoys socialising, getting fit and spending time with her family.