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Our Orthodontists

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.

Ian Grobler BChD 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 Univer

sity 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, follo 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

GiulioGiulio Pelletti BDS (Rand) 2000 MSc Orth (Warwick) 2012               

GDC Registration 78517

Giulio graduated with an Msc in Orthodontics from Warwick University in 2012. Giulio 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

Rachel Hodgson BDS (Guys) 1989 MSc MOrth(Edin)  1998 FDS RCS
GDC Registration 65005

Rachel began postgraduate specialist orthodontic training at Guy’s Hospital in 1995 alongside Ian Grobler and so has worked in this exciting field for over 16 years. She re-joined Ian at Epsom Orthodontics in 2000 and currently works four days weekly, including some Saturday mornings.

Rachel was awarded a Master of Science degree from the University of London and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998, after completing her three year postgraduate orthodontic training. She is registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council. Read more