OUR PRIVATE DENTISTS
Our private dentists are carefully selected for both their extensive skills in dentistry and for their attention to detail. Our first priority is your comfort and safety.
WHY CHOOSE US
The highest standards of clinical care and skill are taken as read at VIDA; what we look for in our dentists is so much more. Our dentists have been chosen for their personal qualities as much as their clinical expertise. Each dentist has a caring manner, time to spend with their patients, and the support team and facilities which allow them to do their job to the very best of their abilities.
Each VIDA dentist has at least one area of particular interest to ensure the team covers all areas of dentistry under one roof. The team are here for you 6 days a week so you can fit your dental care around busy lives.
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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 Dentist, Clinical Lead for Periodontics at VIDA
Special Interests: Periodontics (gum disease), Prosthodontics (rebuilding teeth), Dentures, Oral surgery, anxious patients
Brett is the VIDA dentist with a particular interest in gum problems, how to keep gums healthy and he heads up our experienced Gum Health team.
Brett qualified as a dentist in 1988 and has an impressive career as both a surgeon and a general dentist. His surgical skills are extensive and he worked as a Registrar in Maxillofacial and Oral surgery before taking the decision to devote his time to helping patients in general practice. His passion for surgery has helped him with management of challenging gum problems and also extensive tooth loss, as Brett is vastly experienced in replacing dentures with implants, or alternatively placing only a few implants to help stabilise troublesome full arch dentures. Brett is also an advocate of socket preservation, a technique that helps patients maintain shape in areas where they are having tooth extractions. There isn’t much Brett hasn’t studied in great depth, but what is most striking is that his primary focus is always the patient, what they want or need, and how his skills can be used to help them achieve it.
For particularly nervous patients, Brett’s gentleness and vast experience prove a winning combination. Many patients find their confidence in visiting the dentist returns once they’ve met him.
We are particularly excited to be working with Brett to increase our provision for dementia patients or those with associated concerns, both at homes and in care centres.
VIDA Dentist, Specialist Oral Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Sedation at VIDA, Clinical Lead for Facial Aesthetics at VIDA
Special Interests: Wisdom tooth removal, extractions, facial aesthetics (including Botox, fillers, nonsurgical facelifts, medical grade skincare), implants, sedation, cosmetic dentistry
As our resident dentist and sedationist Sami helps many patients overcome the problem of nervousness during dental treatment.
Sami is a gifted and friendly dentist who enjoys routine dentistry as much as helping patients with more challenging problems. Sami’s love for dentistry and helping people is evident from the moment he greets you. Once Sami has treated you, expect to want him as your regular dentist.
Sami understands how Botox wrinkle relaxing injections and facial fillers restore the appearance of youth. Sami’s ethical and holistic approach to facial aesthetics and skin health takes into account the importance of medical grade daily skincare and lifestyle choices when making investment in facial aesthetic treatments. Sami was a contributor to the development of the VIDA skincare range. Sami can provide dermal fillers, peels and a bespoke skincare package, ensuring the daily products you use suit your specific skin health and cosmetic requirements.
Sami offers complementary consultations if you need to decide whether any of these treatments are right for you — he’ll ensure you make the right decision and have a positive experience.
VIDA Dentist and facial aesthetician
Special Interests: Tooth straightening including Invisalign, facial aesthetics including Botox, Fillers and medical grade skincare
Audrey hails from a family of dentists and dentistry is most definitely in her DNA.
At VIDA, Audrey’s natural sparkle and affable nature endears her to patients who adore her easy going and relaxed approach. Audrey immediately puts patients at ease, paving the way for open discussion of any problems or concerns.
Audrey will probably amuse you with tales of sailing around the world with her husband, however when it’s time for dentistry her attention to her work, professionalism, clinical knowledge and expertise will be very clear, as Audrey’s particular passion for creating beautiful looking tooth coloured fillings and crowns is second to none.
Call us for a complementary consultation with Audrey to discuss how dentistry or gentle facial treatments can improve your confidence and wellbeing.
VIDA Dentist, currently in Specialist training for Prosthodontics (rebuilding teeth)
Special Interests: Bespoke dentures, implant dentures, endodontics, restoration of teeth
Farhan strives to be a perfectionist. He sets his standards high and maintains them. Understandably, therefore, he is currently in training to be a Specialist in Prosthodontics at University College London, which makes him an expert in replacing lost or damaged teeth, particularly in improving and getting the most out of dentures.
An area of special interest for Farhan is bespoke dentures. Farhan’s denture design skills are a huge asset to the practice. His expertise in dentures can overcome problems faced by those whose gums have shrunk and are unable to support dentures, which can be life changing for patients who struggle to eat or communicate owing to denture pain or embarrassment. Every time Farhan commissions a denture for a patient, his goal is to camouflage the denture as natural teeth, so denture wearers feel confident and sociable. Tooth loss can affect any age of patient and natural aesthetics are particularly important in enjoying a full life.
Patients remark on Farhan’s gentleness, his compassion and understanding, and his superb knowledge of his field of interest. Farhan always takes the time to listen and understand his patients. Without this care and consideration, the incredible results he achieves would just not be possible.
Rest assured that when you see Farhan you will have time to discuss, think though and weigh up every option and solution before you make your choice. Farhan has vast experience in this field of dentistry and has a library of real life stories and photographs to help explain your options and likely treatment results. You can expect to get a healthy, functional and beautiful smile comfortably with Farhan, without stress or worry.
Farhan also works closely with the clear brace provider Invisalign. When teeth are straighter, patients often feel that they need less cosmetic dentistry done. They’ve found their treatment has been simpler and required less long-term investment as a result of the careful tooth straightening. At VIDA this delights us, as we understand that, quite often, less is more.
We are delighted to welcome Rick to the team in 2017 as one of our experienced private dentists who provides all general and cosmetic dentistry you and your family may need.
Rick has a particular flair for tooth coloured composites and dealing with patients who have worn teeth from grinding, and admits he finds being a dentist really quite a lot of fun.
Rick has been in Dentistry since 1990 and owned his own practice in Hampshire for many years, reducing his commitments only recently choosing to focus his energies on his clinical work.
In his spare time, Rick spends time with his son and also has an exciting alter ego as a music producer penning songs for artists and composing music for film and TV.
With Rick you can rest assured that your regular visit to the dentist for the usual checks will pass humorously and painlessly and if you do have anything you wish to discuss in more detail, Rick will be happy and able to schedule time to do so.
Rick is also caring for Dr Audrey Adamson’s patients while Audrey is on maternity leave May-November 2017 and will be providing full continuity of care during this time. Please contact the practice any time before May 19th if you would like to see Rick and Audrey together before she begins her maternity leave.