DENTAL IMPLANTS TEAM
Our dental implants team have exceptional attention to detail. We can really make your smile come to life.
WHY CHOOSE US
There is no Specialist list for dental implants however our dental implant team can demonstrate an advanced level of skill and experience in all aspects of dental implantology, which we believe sets us apart. We have received implant referrals from discerning dentists and patients across Hampshire (and beyond) for over 20 years.
The VIDA implant team understands that an implant is a significant investment and that you want to get it right, first time. We also understand the difference between placing an implant, and placing it in the way in which will give you the most natural looking result.
Our particular skill lies not just in in placing high quality dental implants, but in creating dental implants that resemble natural teeth as closely as possible.
To achieve this, the gum and bone around the original tooth must be carefully and delicately preserved. We are particularly skilled in preserving, or even recreating, the natural architecture around implants.
For this reason, wherever possible we prefer to meet you before the tooth is removed so we can control the landscape around the proposed implant site at every stage of your treatment. If the tooth has already been lost some time ago, then VIDA may still be able to recreate some of the original architecture. Please get in touch with the team or contact us for a complimentary appointment with the implant team. We are passionate about creating beautiful implant solutions and would be delighted to share our knowledge and experience of dental implants with you.
VIDA Dentist, Clinical Director and overall Clinical Lead, Practice owner
Specialist Interests: Implants, tooth straightening including Invisalign
Currently Clare is preparing for examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for a Diploma in Implant Dentistry and Advanced Certificate in Implants, following in the footsteps of Dr McInerney who founded the practice as an implant referral centre over 20 years ago.
Dr McInerney and Clare work very closely on many implant cases at VIDA. They share the belief that providing routine dentistry is the same privilege and honour as providing life changing dentistry, made possible by advances in dental implant science. Dr McInerney is focused on passing on his unique skill set and expertise to Clare to ensure the patients he has cared for over the past 30 years are in the very best hands for future years.
Clare’s passion is natural looking dentistry, replacing missing teeth with implants, and subtle tooth straightening to improve aesthetic harmony. Clare is also an advocate of socket preservation, a technique that helps patients maintain bone and shape in areas where they are having tooth extractions.
Contact us by email or telephone for a free, no obligation consultation with Clare to discuss how VIDA dentistry can help you improve your dental health and confidence.
Special Interests: Implants and grafting
John’s passion for dental implants is second to none. John is extremely highly regarded within Hampshire and the UK dental profession as one of the first dentists in the UK to place dental implants. With 30 years of expertise, the practice accepts referrals from dentists across the South for dental implants and advanced sinus surgery.
John is much loved by his patients and his calm, reassuring manner puts new patients at ease. John often sees patients who feel their problems are too great for any dentist to manage, yet in his long career he has helped many who have previously thought they were beyond help or rehabilitation.
In his time away from VIDA he examines and teaches dental implantology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. John is committed to training the VIDA team to ensure they deliver the highest standards in treatment.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation with John to discuss dental implants or bone grafting.
VIDA Oral Surgeon, Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at East Grinstead Hospital
Helen is our resident Oral Surgeon and undertakes the most complex surgical procedures at VIDA as well as more routine extractions. Additionally, Helen gained a Masters in Implant Dentistry from the University of London in 2007 and is well placed to understand the importance of preserving delicate bone and tissues around your teeth during a dental extraction. This particular skill is in great demand at VIDA where many of our extraction patients are hoping to proceed with implants at a later time, and will require adequate and healthy tissues around the socket to do so. Helen has a young family of two boys with her husband Jon, who works as an A&E Consultant at Worthing Hospital. In her spare time Helen enjoys tennis and training her new puppy, Bodicea.
Helen is Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at East Grinstead Hospital where runs Consultant clinics, treating adults and children removing teeth and performing sedation and complex surgery of the mouth and teeth.
Recently accredited as Clinical Teacher at the Royal College of Physicians, Helen is also Educational Supervisor for Dental Nurse Sedation and is responsible for teaching and mentoring at various sedation centres throughout the South.
Wisdom tooth extractions
All surgical extractions
Grafting and Guided bone regeneration
Research and publications
Helen’s Masters thesis was titled ‘Patient Experience of Dental Implants’ 2007
Educational Supervisor for Dental Nurse Sedation.
Accredited Clinical Teacher at the Royal College of Physicians
Accredited by the Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry Sedation (SAAD)