EMS Guided Biofilm Therapy – The Game Changer!

With Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), you are opting for the ‘gold standard’ in professional prophylactic treatment. As patients become aware how preventive oral care can reduce the need for expensive restorative work, the more they will demand dental practices to make the latest technological developments and procedures available.

GBT leads the paradigm shift in professional prophylaxis based on the latest scientific evidence.

It employs the AIR-FLOW method which has the following proven benefits:

  • Improves visibility of calculus
  • Minimises harmful oral bacteria
  • Significantly enhances patient comfort
  • Reduces effort and the strain on the practitioner when using ultrasonic devices
  • Saves time that can be better used during the consultation

Dental hygienists in South Africa can become accredited GBT professionals with Swiss Dental Academy (SDA) training conducted by local oral hygienist Dirna Grobbelaar, one of only four SDA qualified trainers in the country. Grobbelaar offers GBT training at Ivodent’s International Centre For Dental Education (ICDE) in Cape Town and other training venues around the country – watch IvodentSA Facebook Events for dates and venues.

Ivodent’s SDA programme covers Guided Biofilm Therapy, implant cleaning and safe usage of the Air-Flow and Piezon instrumentation with added clinical and scientific evidence and practical exercises.

“Guided Biofilm Therapy is so different, innovative and effective that it makes oral hygiene exciting again”, says Grobbelaar. “Whilst the GBT protocol is different to what we were taught in some ways, it also helps improve important basics, such as using a plaque indicator and improving scaling technique.”

By offering GBT your dental practice benefits:

  • The patient – a pain-free and minimally invasive procedure
  • The hygienist – reduces time and effort for maximum results
  • The practice – adds value to services offered

Ivodent exclusively supplies exclusively supplies South Africa with the EMS (Electro Medical Systems) prophylaxis device – quality made in Switzerland. EMS are experts in removing biofilm – the root cause of tooth decay, periodontitis and peri-Implantitis – with scientifically proven methods and breakthrough products. Your patients will enjoy natural and healthy teeth and implants for much longer. Additional information on EMS

A distinct desire for innovation, a unique idea and a good sense for the challenges in modern dental offices were the key ingredients to the founding of EMS Electro Medical Systems in Switzerland in 1981 by Bernd Buhner and Pierre Mabille. In 1983 they presented their first prophylaxis devices with the AIR-FLOW and PIEZON systems, which have dramatically changed the modern approach to dental care. They have always been guided by a specific conviction: that a visit to the dentist should be pleasant and painless. With this vision, EMS has become one of the world’s most successful dental companies. Today, more than 500 people work with EMS each day to make dental prophylaxis increasingly successful, fast, painless and effective.                                         


Guided Biofilm Specialists:

GBT Accredited Practice

Intercare Tygervalley   Dirna Grobbelaar Cape Town - Bellville
Longbeach Dental   Janel Welgemoed, Nasima Hamdulay, Tanian Goloiath, Tayla Goldberg Cape Town - Fish Hoek
The Implant Clinic   Elizabeth van der Ham, Andrea Bothma, Paula-Jane Williams Cape Town - Tamboerskloof
1,2 Smile - (Kyalami practice)   Marteleen van Rooyen Johannesburg - Kyalami
1,2 Smile - (Bryanston practice)   Christa du Plessis, Dr Marli Swanevelder, Sune Mathee Johannesburg - Bryanston
Dr Siebold   Stephanie Gunther, Chuck Bylos Johannesburg - Forest Town
Noeleen White (Oral hygiene)   Noeleen White Johannesburg - Kempton Park
Stella Lamprecht (Oral hygiene)   Stella Lamprecht  Johannesburg - Pretoria East
Dental Wellness Dimensions   Dr Mike Holmes, Mrs Marelé Dedekind Johannesburg - Bryanston
University of Witwatersrand   Dr Padayachee Johannesburg - Park Town
Dr M Wucher   Dr Martin Wucher, Elize Hauflele Namibia - Okahandja
Olympia dental practice (Dr C De Villiers)   Andrea can Scheliha Namibia - Windhoek
Dr Ivan Marx   Elize Smith Johannesburg - Waverley
Enhance Dental Studio (Dr Everson)   Carina Everson Cape Town - Claremont
Helderberg Dental Practice (Dr TN Kruger)   Helen Erasmus Cape Town - Somerset West
Jeanne-Marie Engelbrecht   Jeanne-Marie Engelbrecht Cape Town - Somerset West
Enamel Dentistry   Jolandi Keyser Cape Town - Green Point
Dr R. Grobler   Dr R Grobler Johannesburg - Bassonia
Root 32 Dental Care   Asti Poolman Pretoria - Leeuwenhof Estate
My Smile Dental Studio   Miss Gisela Erichsen Nelspruit - White River
Dr Muire   Mrs Zeldine Stander, Mrs Erika van Staden Pretoria - Magalieskruin
Smith & Van Lierop Dentistry   Ms Kayleigh Swart, Benita Matthews, Emma King Cape Town - Claremont
Dr Liezl Kemp & Associates   Dr Liezl Kemp Claremont - Cape Town
Denticare (Dr Andre Strydom)   Mrs Susan Strydom Pretoria - Garsfontein
De Necker Century City   Ms. Estelle Murray & Ms Ciska Kruger Cape Town - Century City
Floss Oral Hygiene   Miss Chane Alberts Limpopo - Polokwane
Dr Kok   Mrs Marie Potgieter Western Cape - Knysna
Smile 4 Africa (Dr Walker)   Dr Walker, Kerry Walker, Amanda Bouwer, Edith Groenewald, Hemlata Hariprasad Johannesburg - Bryanston
Bradford Dental Centre   Dr Pitsillis Johannesburg - Bedfordview
Dr Manenzhe   Dr Manenzhe

Centurion - The Reeds

Dr Masilana   Dr Masilana Pretoria - Central
Dr F.J Cilliers   Juanel Cilliers, Nadia Beukes Johannesburg - Nigel
Limese Langhoeven   Limese Langhoeven Namibia
Tygerburg University    Dr Feheem & Dr Mubarak Alriyahi Cape Town - Tygerburg
DRS Glassman, Noland, Nigro & Associates   Esda Scheepers Johannesburg - Alberton
M. Kilian Dental Hygienist   Marelize Kilian Helderkruin - Roodepoort

The Cosmetic and Dental Emporium Inc (Dr Van Niekerk)

Savanah Emanuel KwaZulu-Natal - Ballito
Dr JJ Serfontein Caitlin Marais, Chantelle Kumm   Western Cape - Cape Town
Dr Grotius Ina Alberts Pretoria - Lynnwood
Dr H Olivier   Dr H Olivier   KwaZulu-Natal - Umhlanga Rocks
Implant Perio Dr Suzette Stander, Lizelle Janse van Rensburg, Sonja Coetzee, Stephanie Roetz   Western Cape - George Central
Implant Perio Roxanne Kitching   Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth
Cosmetic & Dental Emporium   Nazeela Berdien   Western Cape - Cape Town
Dr C.H Badenhorst Lecile Du Plessis Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Periodontal Specialists Dr Schnetler, Dr Langenegger, Emma Louise Lawrence Cape Town - Newlands
Mrs Tanya Johannes Mrs Tanya Johannes Gauteng - Krugersdorp
Dr R Markarian Dental Surgery Dr R Markarian Zimbabwe - Harare
Bhaskar Orthodontics and Family Dentist Dr E Baskar, Dr Sheetal Bhaskar, Agnes Musemwa Zimbabwe - Harare


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