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.
Scroll down to meet the team
VIDA Dentist, Clinical Director and overall Clinical Lead, Practice owner
James joins the team at Vida Dentistry with over 15 years of experience in providing high quality dental care.
Since qualifying from Cardiff University in 2005, James has worked in Australia and completed a six-year commission as a Dental Officer in the Royal Navy, reaching the Rank of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander. The last eight years have been spent in private practice engaged in all aspects of family dental care.
Passionate about helping his patients receive the best possible care James has undertaken considerable post graduate training. He has passed the membership exams for the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons and has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced General Dental Dentistry from King’s College London.
For patients seeking cosmetic improvements to their smile, James has completed two courses at the Advanced Dental Seminars training facility, run by the renowned Dr Chris Orr. The year-long Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course followed by their Advanced Treatment Planning course have given James the ability to understands his patients’ aspirations and deliver a range of treatments to suit all tastes and budgets to a high standard.
Communication and patient-centered care is at the core of James’s approach to dentistry and James’s calm and gentle manner ensures that his treatments are delivered in the most comfortable and relaxed way possible.
Outside of dentistry James is married with two young boys, Benjamin and Edward, who keep him busy, but when time allows he enjoys playing sport, especially golf and tennis.
Implantologist, Cosmetic and General Dentistry
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.
Cosmetic and General Dentist
Kostas is a General and Cosmetic dentist with emphasis on all types of aesthetic tooth restoration. Kostas is particularly interested in composite reshaping of teeth that are worn down or broken. Composite treatments can also help patients who wish to enhance the harmony of their natural smile. Kostas is a certified provider for composite veneers using the Smile Fast system (as seen on social media).
Kostas is also experienced in clinical research and has presented work to the European Oral microbiology workshop following studies across clinics and laboratories. Kostas was also chosen as an Oral Health examiner in a National Survey of gum disease and dental decay (Greece).
Kostas is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
During his free time, Kostas exercises and enjoys a good home-made BBQ!
Cosmetic and General Dentist
Marcin is a highly experienced private dentist with over 16 years experience in clinical practice. His gentle, kind and caring manner immediately puts his patients at ease.
As a family dentist with a young family of his own, Marcin understands the role every Dentist plays in ensuring our children are raised with healthy and positive dental experiences.
For all ages of patient, Marcin is experienced in dentistry which meets the needs of the patient whilst almost avoiding unnecessary or maintenance-heavy treatment options.
Marcin’s passion for creating natural, beautiful and healthy smiles is aligned with VIDA’s ethos of working to enhance natural beauty and using a light touch to keep teeth healthy and harmonious with the facial features.
In addition to all routine dentistry, Marcin will be offering smile makeovers and orthodontic treatment. Marcin’s interest in more advanced techniques to provide natural smiles led him to be awarded the Postgraduate Award in Orthodontics by London City Dental School. Marcin is experienced in many Orthodontic systems including Invisalign, Quick Straight Teeth, Six months’ Smile, and the Inman Aligner. Importantly, he has the clinical skills to combine tooth straightening with any other general dentistry required.
Marcin is a scientific author with an interest in dental composites, with studies published in both Poland and by renowned publishers Quintessence, United Kingdom.
Outside of dentistry Marcin enjoys time with his family and travel.
Special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics and Facial Aesthetics
Special interests: Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics 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.
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 family dentistry but he is also a cosmetic dentist and has been taught by Dr Chris Orr, a leading UK Cosmetic Dentist. Jamie has also under taken many courses in tooth straightening and smile design. With your needs in mind, Jamie can help you achieve the smile you deserve.
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.
VIDA Implant & 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.
Special interest in Endodontics (root canal treatments)
Antonios graduated gaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with Distinction. He studied for a further 3 years at the prestigious King’s College London to obtain a Master’s degree in Endodontics (root canal treatments). King’s College London was ranked the best university in the world for Dentistry in 2020.
Antonios dedicates all his clinical time to Endodontics, treats every patient and tooth like it is his own, and has a very calm and gentle nature.
Antonios is a member of the British Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology. His work has been published within international dental journals and he has been invited to present at several national conferences.
Outside of dentistry, Antonios enjoys traveling, martial arts and watching movies.
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)