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The Team


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

Mari de Kock BChD (Stell) 1983
GDC Registration 59848

Mari joined our orthodontic team in March 2007 and is enjoying the challenges and rewards of working within a specialist practice and particularly working with children.

Mari qualified in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1983. She then spent time working in general dental practice in Swakopmund, Namibia, before working as an associate in a general dental practice in Stevenage, Herts, UK.

In 1986 she returned to South Africa as a lecturer in prosthetics at the dental faculty of Stellenbosch University. Whilst there she went on to achieve post graduate diplomas in both Prosthodontic Dentistry and had her own practice in Cape Town limited to Paediatric Dentistry. 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


Gillian Final May 2012-editGillian Woodman – Practice Manager
GDC Registration 162532

Gillian is the Practice Manager and knows the practice inside out and has been at the heart of the practice since it opened in 2004. Gillian is a GDC registered dental nurse and maintains her registration by undertaking continual personal development courses as required by the GDC.

As the Practice Manager she has expanded her people skills and trained the existing reception team in their roles and together with the Clinical Director oversees the clinical team. Gillian is very proud of the team and endeavors to make your journey through the practice as welcoming and easy as possible. The practice qualified for the BDA Good Practice scheme in 2010 and proudly displays the plaque that was awarded for this esteemed achievement and she strives to meet the requirements for the continued renewal of the annual membership.

On a personal level family is a very important part of Gillian’s life especially her young grandchildren, who keep her grounded. Her favourite place in the UK is Dedham in Essex, the village is very close to Flatford Mill where John Constable painted The Haywain in 1821, she regularly visits family and friends there, and she also enjoys various social commitments.

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 active sons.

Favourite Film: Dodgeball
Favourite Food: Sausages, mash with onion gravy


002Zoe St John – Orthodontic Nurse
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.



 006Dagmar Cervenkova – Dental Nurse
GDC Registration 130933

Dagmar joined the Guildford Team in November 2013. She has 8 years nursing experience in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Implants and Orthodontics.

Dagmar has qualifications in Dental Nursing, Dental Impression taking. She passed her Dental Radiography course exam in December 2014. The job satisfaction is helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and seeing the positive change it makes to their lives.

Dagmar is a Mum to her lovely 3 Year old son who keeps her very busy, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends and going to Zumba.

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Katie Los – Dental Nurse
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 is currently studying Dental Radiography.

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, walking her dogs, reading autobiography’s and spending time with family and friends.

lisaLisa Hornsby – Dental Nurse
GDC Registration 182161

Lisa began working as a dental nurse in 2007 and originally joined the Guildford team in May 2013, where she stayed with us for 18 months and rejoined again in September 2015.

During her time in Dentistry, Lisa also gained experience in Implants, endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Whilst at Guildford Orthodontics Lisa achieved her dental radiography qualification to take dental impressions.

In her spare time she enjoys visiting her family and friends in North Yorkshire.

Reception Team

Katie, Lorraine, Nina and Pip.