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 in periodontics at VIDA and Clinical lead in Facial Aesthetics
Special interests: Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics Facial Aesthetics, Endodontics
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.
Special interests microscope endodontics, dental scanning and digital dentistry.
Dr Peter Baillon has high quality family dental care etched in his mind. As the father of three young boys, he understands the role every Dentist plays in raising a generation whose dental health exceeds the generation that went before, as well as caring for those generations who have experienced a different style of dentistry, and are faced with higher maintenance mouths as a consequence.
Peter is committed to private dentistry, and has over 16 years of private practice experience. Peter’s passion is bringing the convenience of patient-friendly technology, such as digital scanning, into general practice. Peter was the first dentist in the Channel Islands to use scanning instead of traditional impressions when making dental crowns.
Peter’s belief that technology should drive high standards in general dental care sits comfortably at VIDA, where we are continuing a long history of high quality dentistry, known for our ability to provide more technically advanced solutions to every day problems.
Peter is available on Saturdays and Fridays at VIDA, which are popular times for families and those requiring dental care outside their normal working hours
Special interests in tooth wear and tooth grinding, General dentistry and Cosmetic dentistry
Rick has been a fully private dentist for over 15 years with a strong focus on prevention. Rick’s goal is to preserve as much natural tooth as possible and to identify when to treat in order to minimise problems later.
Rick is an ideal family dentist as he has a natural charm and relaxed chairside manner with patients of all ages. With Rick you can rest assured that your time at the dentist will pass humorously and painlessly and if you have anything you wish to discuss in more detail Rick would be delighted to schedule time to do so.
Rick has an extraordinary life outside of his clinical dentistry and is a professional songwriter for popular acts, also composing music for films and TV.
Rick qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1990 and went straight in General Dental Practice where he knew his heart would lie.
After a few years “getting his wings”, he decided to fly south to Winchester looking for a new style of dentistry and in search of additional expertise. Rick subsequently spent 3 years training with the prestigious dentist Mike Wise, who is greatly respected for his restorative work (rebuilding teeth) and understanding of occlusion (how we bite). Rick spent a further 2 years with the American Academy and regards this time as pivotal in building his career at the forefront of private dentistry and practising the least invasive tooth techniques.
When Rick became a practice owner just over 15 years ago, he converted his practice into a fully private practice with a strong emphasis on preventive and preservative work. During these years Rick saw his own practice flourish as the general public became more aware of the value and importance of high quality private dentistry at all stages of life.
Rick then decided once again to enhance his dentistry by selling his practice to spend more time on clinical work alone and we are delighted to welcome him onto our team in Fareham where all our dentists share his strong sense of professional commitment to delivering the highest standards of general dentistry to our patients.
Rick continues to study extensively outside his time with patients and is very happy to discuss his particular interests with you. Rick says, “ I like to think I practice in a gentle, minimally invasive and ultimately preventative way and with a touch of good humour.”
VIDA Oral Surgeon, Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at East Grinstead Hospital and Lead Sedationist
Helen is our resident Oral Surgeon and Sedationist 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)
VIDA Registered Specialist Oral Surgeon
James is an extremely experienced GDC Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery, and undertakes the most complex surgical procedures at VIDA as well as more routine extractions. James recently left his position of Consultant in Oral Surgery at Southampton General Hospital in order to focus on Oral Surgery in General Dental Practice.
James undertook his Specialist training in Spain where the comprehensive Specialist training program also leads to the title of Master in Implantology and Periodontology. Through this appreciation of the periodontal tissues around our teeth, and his expertise in implantology, James is a particularly sensitive surgeon and will preserve as much as possible of the 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.
Research and publications
James holds an Advanced Doctorate Degree and is an 11th year PhD student, as well as authoring several publications of Oral Surgery and Implantology in indexed scientific journals and being Awarded Best Article in Oral Medicine in 2008 for his report on Nasopalatine duct cysts.
VIDA Specialist Oral Surgeon. VIDA Sedationist and Facial Aesthetics.
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.