Grodenta is a real family business, with the second generation joining a few years ago. More than 30 years ago, Rob de Groot started Grodenta when he saw opportunities for nitrous oxide administration in dental treatments for people with disabilities.
His inspiration for starting the organization? His own father. Rob de Groot grew up with a father who was disabled from an early age and suffered from Parkinson's. This group of patients was difficult to treat by dentists, so the dentist was often shunned. As a result, many people with disabilities had bad or even rotting teeth at a young age. With the use of nitrous oxide sedation, both the dentist and the tense patient could undergo the treatment in a relaxed manner.
In 1988 Rob started Grodenta together with his partner at the time and brought nitrous oxide sedation treatments to the market, initially for Dutch and German dentists. In collaboration with the Special Dentistry Foundation, the formula was successful and many Dutch dentists started using the administration.