Apassion for dentistry and photography, along with a desire to make our community a better place, combine to keep Dr. Randy Groh, DDS, busy on a regular basis. Whether he is treating dental patients in his Coral Gables office, providing dental care for wild animals at area attractions, or volunteering as a member of various civic and charitable organizations, Groh always can be counted on to do his best, and always with a smile.
Born in Wilmington, DE, in 1960, Groh grew up in Media, PA. He distinguished himself early on by graduating with academic distinction from S w a r t h m o r e College and then graduating cum laude from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. After moving to Florida in 1986 to complete his first post-doctoral residency at Miami Children’s Hospital, he spent a year at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital completing a Fellowship in Anesthesiology.
This year Groh celebrates his 22nd year in dentistry in Coral Gables. For the past 10 years he has worked out of his Alhambra Circle location, where he partners with two other Gables icons, Richard Souviron and Arnie Mannis. The three doctors make up The Dental Leaders team and offer more than 100 years of dental practice experience.
Groh is a co-founder of the Craniofacial Team at Miami Children’s Hospital, which coordinates care and treats children with cleft palates and other facial differences. Both Groh and Souviron are the Veterinary Dental Consultants for Miami Metrozoo, Jungle Island, and Monkey Jungle, where they have treated lions, tigers, elephants, and even hippos.
Of course, Groh’s special expertise in cosmetic dentistry has brought him national acclaim for work he has done for professional athletes and models who have graced the covers of many magazines. In fact, the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue contained no less than eight photographs of his cosmetic patients.
While renowned as a dentist, Groh also is an accomplished photographer. He chairs the Junior Orange Bowl Committee’s Annual Photography Competition, an event he took over and brought to a new level with more participants than ever and quality entries from public and private schools from all over Miami Dade County.
In addition, Groh is a very active member of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and frequently may be seen volunteering his time for the club’s many outreach programs and matching funds for worthy causes.
Like his friend, Ron Magill of Metrozoo, Randy Groh never travels without a camera and he takes the most incredible photos one can imagine. You may ask any of his patients about his talent in this regard as his photographs decorate the walls of his offices to the delight of his many patients.
Groh has been married to his wife, Jan, for 18 years and they have three children.