DENTAL IMPLANTS & ORAL SURGERY 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 an 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 and Implantologist
Specialist Interests: Dental Implants
The VIDA Implant Team share a commitment to life changing dentistry, made possible by advances in dental implant science.
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 25 years ago.
Clare’s passion is natural looking dentistry and she strives to make dental implants look like natural teeth. 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. This technique helps provide the ideal platform for future natural appearance around dental implants.
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.
VIDA Implantologist and Periodontist
Dr. Zoe Filokosta has been practicing Periodontics for more than 20 years.
During the last decade, Dr. Filokosta has placed more than 8,000 dental implants. Her cases included single implants, multi-unit one arch or full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Filokosta graduated from the School of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1996. In the same year, she also moved to the U.S.A where she completed her graduate studies in the
Department of Periodontology, University of Michigan.
From 1998 – 2020, she practiced dentistry limited to dental implants, periodontics and dental laser applications in her own private practice in Greece until she relocated in the U.K.
During this time, Dr Filokosta completed a postgraduate programme in oral diagnosis and radiology.
And, in 2018, she graduated from University Internacional de Catalunya where she completed her Masters.
Dr. Zoe Filokosta’s focus is not only to retain your teeth, but
also to make sure that periodontitis – a disease that has been proved to affect your heart and lungs, will be successfully treated to maintain
VIDA Implant and Oral Surgeon
Dr Riz Syed qualified as a Dentist in 1999 at the Royal London Hospital before choosing to specialise in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.
Dr Syed lectures in dental implantology for the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as for Nobel Biocare. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
In addition to all routine and advanced dental implant treatments, Riz has particular expertise in the more complex areas of implant dentistry including hard (bone) and soft (gum) tissue problem-solving. We are also able to offer immediate loading whereby the new implants are put into function the very same day as they are placed (Same-Day teeth, as seen on TV such as Channel 4 ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ program).
Dy Syed has placed thousands of implants and is one of leading UK Surgeons for Immediate Same-Day teeth and Zygomatic Implants (for patients with aggressive bone loss and for whom dental implantology would otherwise be impossible).
VIDA welcomes you to book an initial consultation with Dr Syed. To receive the VIDA Implant Fee Guide please contact to register your interest.
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)