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The Team

Amal webAmal Abu Maizar, DDS (Damas) 1992, MFDS RCSI, MSc(Lond), MOrth RCSEng 2008

Specialist Orthodontist

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.

 IanIan 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

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.

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.



Reception Team

Pip, Nina, Katie & Max (Left to Right)

Reception Maxine smile month