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.

Read our checklist HERE on how to qualify as a GBTCertified Practice and get all the added benefits.

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 at GBT Certified Practices

View a Location Map of GBT Certified Practices in Southern Africa on our consumer website Ivohealth (click here) or refer to the list below: 




Intercare Tygervalley Dirna Grobbelaar Cape Town - Bellville
Tygerberg University Periodontic Department Cape Town - Bellville
Dr Badenhorst Lecile de Plussis Cape Town - Claremont
Smith & Van Lierop Dentistry Benita Matthews, Cole Gilbert Cape Town - Newlands
Enhance Dental Studio (Dr A.A. Everson) Carina Everson Cape Town - Claremont
Dr Liezl Kemp & Associates Dr Liezl Kemp, Lecile de Plussis Cape Town - Claremont
Dentists on Welwyn Dr Nicolene Van Vuuren, Dr Marines Loots Cape Town - Pinelands
Cape Periodontal Specialists Dr Schnetler, Dr Langenegger, Emma Louise Lawrence Cape Town - Newlands
Enamel Clinic Elizabeth van der Ham, Andrea Bothma, Jolandi Keyser Cape Town - De Waterkant
Cosmetic & Dental - Dr Zak Nazeela Berdien Cape Town - Waterfront
Dr JJ Serfontein Caitlin Marais Cape Town - Waterfront
Dr JJ Serfontein Chantelle Kumm Cape Town - Bellville
Longbeach Dental Dr Janel Welgemoed, Nasima Hamdulay Cape Town - Simonstown
Hout Bay Dental Studio Emma Louise Lawrence Cape Town - Hout Bay
Longbeach Dental  Tanian Goloiath, Dr Tayla Goldberg Cape Town - Noordhoek
Dr Nitus van Tonder Kay-Lynn Dreyer Cape Town - City Centre
Bergvliet Dental Taj Falal, Nasreen Khan, Dr James van der Westhuyzen Cape Town - Bergvliet
Dr TN Kruger Helen Erasmus Cape Town - Somerset West
Jeanne-Marie Engelbrecht Jeanne-Marie Engelbrecht Cape Town - Somerset West
Dental Haus Dr Shanee Maree, Benita Matthews Cape Town - Val De Vie
Dr Johannes Benita Matthews Cape Town - Paarl
Implant Perio Inc Lizelle Janse van Rensburg, Sonja Coetzee, Stephanie Roetz, Suzette Stander Western Cape - George
Dr Kok Mrs Marie Potgieter Western Cape - Knysna
Rejuvedent Whitening bar Dr L Maree Western Cape - Wellington
1,2 Smile - Dr Grove Boitumelo Koopedi Johannesburg - Kayalami
1,2 Smile - Dr Grove Andrea Cane, Dr Christel Fick, Christa du Plessis Johannesburg - Bryanston
Dental Wellness Dimensions Dr Mike Holmes, Mrs Marele Dekekind Johannesburg - Bryanston
Quest Dental of Bryanston Dr M.B. Walker, Hemlata Rampersadh, Kerry Walker, Angela Shannon Johannesburg - Bryanston
Dr Siebold Stephanie Gunther, Denise Bylos Johannesburg - Parktown
WITS University Oral Hygiene Department, Periodontic Department Johannesburg - Parktown
Dr Ivan Marx Inc Elize Smith Johannesburg - Waverley
Dr R Grobler Dr Riana Grobler Johannesburg - Bassonia
Bradford Dental Centre Dr Alex Pitsillis, Dr Maria Panayioutou Johannesburg - Bedfordview
Marelize Kilian Marelize Kilian Johannesburg - Helderkruin
Tanya Johannes Tanya Johannes Johannesburg - Krugersdorp
Noeleen White Noeleen White Johannesburg - Kempton Park
Dr Glassman Esda Scheepers Johannesburg - Alberton
Dr FJ Cilliers  Juanel Cilliers  Johannesburg - Nigel
Linbro Park Dental Surgery Dr Ivanov Bistra Johannesburg - Sandton
Sculpt Dentistry (Dr Ras) Johanri Smit, Dr Ras Johannesburg - Sandton
Stella Lamprecht Stella Lamprecht Gauteng - Pretoria East
Root 32 Dental Care Asti Poolman Gauteng - Pretoria East
Denticare (Dr Andre Strydom) Mrs Susan Strydom Gauteng - Pretoria East
Specialized Dental Centre (Dr P.L.R. Louw) Alma Olivier Gauteng - Pretoria East
I Love My Smile (Dr Grotius) Mrs Ina Alberts Gauteng - Pretoria East
Dr Aubrey Masilana Dr Aubrey Masilana Gaunteng - Pretoria Central
Dr Muire Mrs Zeldine Stander, Mrs Erika van Staden Gaunteng - Pretoria (Magalieskruin)
Dr S Nel Heike Smit, Amanda Bouwer Gauteng - Pretoria (Brooklyn)
Dr G Patterson Samantha Gomez Gauteng - Pretoria
Blanca Dental Heike Smit Gauteng - Pretoria
Dr Manenzhe Dr Manenzhe Gauteng - Centurion
Kearney Inc Angelique Kerney Gauteng - Centurion
Dr C.J Bosman Amorie van Niekerk Free State - Bloemfontein
Dr J.S Marais Irisha Ross Free State - Bloemfontein
Floss Oral Hygiene Miss Chane Alberts Limpopo - Polokwane
My Smile Dental Studio (Dr vd Meulen) Ms Gisela Erichsen Mpumalanga - White River
Dr Helene Olivier Dr Helene Olivier KwaZulu-Natal - Umhlanga
Dr A.K Singh Michaela Nadine Naidoo KwaZulu-Natal - Umhlanga
Cosmetic and Dental Emporium - Ballito Nerissa Govender KwaZulu-Natal - Ballito
Cosmetic and Dental Emporium - Umhlanga Nerissa Govender KwaZulu-Natal - Umhlanga
Redefine Dental (Dr N Tuluram) Dr Saijal Hariparsad KwaZulu-Natal - Durban North
Implant Perio Inc Dr Suzette Stander  Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth
Implant Perio  Roxanne Kitching Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth
Dr Johannes Anelise Gosa, Tay-Yibah Jacobs, Jocelyn De Vos Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth
Dr E. Bhaskar Dr E. Bhaskar, Dr Sheetal Bhaskar, Agnes Musemwa Zimbabwe - Harare
Dr Markarian Dr Markarian Zimbabwe - Harare
Dr M Wucher (D&M) Elize Hauflele, Dr Martin Wucher Namibia
Dr Ahmad Ismail Fergu-Zeen Namibia
Limese Langenhoven Limese Langenhoven Namibia
Dr Dean Kock Margie Thomas, Caroline Bredenhann Namibia
Dr Tam-Lynn Fox Caroline Bredenhann Namibia

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