GUM HEALTH TEAM
Our gum health team can help you to keep your mouth happy and healthy.
WHY CHOOSE US
For people who have suffered gum problems, it can be hard to know how to seek help or where to turn to. However, it can often be a straightforward problem to correct and all this can be done confidentially and discreetly at VIDA. The VIDA team works very closely with each patient to create bespoke courses of treatment, directly addressing specific problems or worries.
Gum problems can return and over time cause unsightly gums, bad breath and social problems, therefore our team not only treats the gums but also educates you in spotting the warning signs and knowing how to manage problems in their early stages.
How to tackle gum problems
Many patients choose to see our resident Periodontics Lead Clinician, Dr Jamie Durrant-Fellows, for an initial assessment and course of treatment, then choose to remain with him for continuing dental care. Jamie is always happy to meet for a complementary and informal chat prior to any commitment. At VIDA we understand completely that choosing the most skilled clinician for the job is just as important as finding that special trust and rapport which puts you at ease. This ensures you get the most from your treatment, with personal attention and support when you need it.
For particularly nervous patients, Jamie’s gentleness and vast experience prove a winning combination. Many patients find that their confidence in visiting the dentist returns once they’ve met him.
Special interests: Periodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Facial Aesthetics
Jamie’s adult life started in the Royal Navy, where he spent 10 years based in various establishments including the Royal Hospital Haslar, HMS Nelson RCDM and MDHU Derriford.
Now living in Fareham, Jamie has many years of experience as a private dentist. With two young daughters of his own, Jamie understands the importance of having a family dentist you can trust.
Jamie focuses on traditionally family dentistry but he is also a cosmetic dentist and has been taught by Dr Chris Orr, a leading UK Cosmetic Dentist.
Jamie is an expert facial aesthetician and trains other doctors and dentists for one of the leading Harley street based training companies. This includes wrinkle relaxing injections (such as botox®, lip enhancement, dermal filler treatments and medical grade skin care and peels.
Jamie is also experienced in less widely available techniques such as Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (nose correction), under eye (tear trough) treatments and the longer lasting treatments such as Voluma used in the 8 point face lift.
Jamie offers free consultations for general advice if you wish to meet him before booking a New Patient Consultation.
Nida is a respected Hygiene Therapist, University lecturer, oral health researcher and a charity trustee.
The majority of Nida’s time is spent at VIDA working as a private Hygiene Therapist, closely supporting the VIDA dentists in providing exceptional dental care.
Therapists provide dental check-ups, hygiene services, and all routine fillings on adults and children. For children, establishing an easy rapport with therapists at a young age ensures the best oral hygiene habits are established early on, ready for independent self-care as children grow up. This happy and healthy introduction to dentistry provides a sound platform for all future dental health.
Nida is a lecturer and clinical teacher at the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, where she also undertakes research projects both locally and wider afield.
Nida holds the prestigious Masters in Research in Dental Public Health and recently presented her Masters thesis is Washington DC.
Nida is passionate about promoting health in all communities, including those who are unable to access routine or regular dental care.
With this in mind, Nida founded her own registered charity, Dental Adventures. Dental Adventures takes dental professionals from the UK to Nepal’s Everest region. Volunteers carry out free dental treatment for local villagers living in the Himalayas, followed by a trek up to Everest base camp. You can find more information about dental adventures on the @dental.adventures Instagram page.
Aside from work Nida loves to travel, hike, play the guitar and send time with her family and friends.
Emma qualified in 2005 at the Eastman Dental Hospital
As an experienced dental therapist, Emma’s expertise is routine dental fillings on adult and childrens’ teeth. This in addition to the full range of hygiene services and oral health education. Emma focuses on white fillings aesthetic dentistry and tooth whitening.
Outside work, Emma is settled locally with her young family and pet guinea pigs.
Sue trained at the Royal Naval Dental Training School HMS Nelson and she worked at this practice for almost 30 years before it became VIDA in 2016.
She says: “Thirty years is a long time to work for one company, but since I started here I’ve never wanted to work anywhere else. It’s a great team and I love helping patients look and feel better, so I get a lot of job satisfaction.”
Sue loves crime and thriller fiction, black and white films and taking trips to London to visit the theatre. She’s also a keen gardener.