Meet Dr. Grover! - AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY by Robert W. Grover, DMD
Dr. Robert Grover was born in Jacksonville, Florida, spent his childhood in the Philadelphia area, and returned to Florida (Brevard County) with his wife and children in 1995. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, after earning a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Grover holds membership in the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Central Florida District Dental Association, and the Brevard County Dental Society.
Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Grover was a broadcast journalist. He began his career with PBS's McNeil/Lehrer Newshour in New York City, then worked for the NBC and CBS affiliates in Salt Lake City, before being hired by Orlando's Channel 6 News to work in their Brevard County Bureau. After a fulfilling career in journalism, Dr. Grover returned to school at Brevard Community College, before moving to Gainesville with his family for full-time studies at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
In the middle of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Grover served a two-year church mission in France and Switzerland. Following missionary service, Dr. Grover met his wife Melissa in the marching band at BYU, where she played clarinet, and he field-directed the band as drum major (while there, BYU's football team won the National Championship!). The Grovers recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. They live in Suntree and have four children (and two grandchildren!).
Dr. Grover recently completed a five-year term as Bishop (lay pastor) in one of the Viera congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and now teaches a Bible study class for Viera High School students every morning before school (6:30 am!).
Dr. Grover is thrilled to be a dentist! "I love dentistry, and I love the people my team and I are blessed to serve through dentistry!"