Prem Sehmi Managing Director
Prem graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2003. Since then he has acquired a large portfolio of dental practices across the North of England and has left clinical dentistry in favour of a managerial role within his company.
In 2008 he opened the Academy of Clinical Excellence, the only private postgraduate teaching facility of its kind in the UK.
He is also the Director of an implant company, a dental import company and a design and print company. Prem regularly lectures around the country on the business aspects of dentistry and how to make the most of opportunities within the profession today.
Gag Sopal Business Development Director
Gag started his career in construction industry working as a design project manager. He went on to hold managerial roles in diverse companies and now brings this experience to the dental industry.
He is responsible for the financial operation of BDS as well as ensuring that our clients needs are met on every level. He brings the experience of helping to operate a number of private and NHS dental practices in West Yorkshire to BDS to ensure that our laboratory is tailored to meet the requirements of todays dental practice.
Chris Leetham Sales Director
Chris qualified from Leeds University with honours in Business IT and started his dental career with Prestige Dental. Working at Prestige Chris worked and trained with some of the masters of occlusion. In his next role, Chris was was head hunted by DP Medical specialising in loupes, lighting and microscopes. Following this, he moved to Optident, where he spent 9 enjoyable years. Whilst at Optident Chris built further on his education across a wide range of products.
As our Sales Director, Chris will be working alongside LJ to look after the needs of our valued customers. With Chris’ dedication to his customers, we can ensure that you will be well looked after.
LJ Oakley Director of Awesomeness
LJ worked in the retail sector for 9 years in a management capacity for the British Shoe Corporation before starting her dental career in 2000 when she joined the Malthouse Specialist Practice.
In 2009 she went on to become Referrals Manager at The Mall Specialist Dental Care in Manchester City Centre.
She joined BDS with the amazing title of ‘Director of Awesomeness.’ Lj is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of our service are of the highest possible standard, which includes monitoring remake rates, regularly liaising with clients to ensure we are meeting expectations and going out on the road to promote our services to new users.
Sumbal Khalid Office Manager
Sumbal is born and bred in Manchester. She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University graduating with a BSc (hons) in Dental Technology.
After University, Sumbal went on to work in a specialist dental practice in the centre of Manchester with its own laboratory, focusing mainly on implantology and large aesthetic cases.
Sumbal joined BDS in 2011 as our in-house dental technician, giving support to dentists on any technical matters, and she is also responsible for the quality control of work in the lab.
Huma Pervez Quality Control Officer
Huma is another Manchester local. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University before starting work in a Prosthetics Laboratory. Her role in our company is to oversee the transit of our products across the globe.
In her spare time Huma has managed to turn shopping into a extreme sport, and also goes to the gym regularly (no doubt to ensure she can lift ever heavier shopping bags!)
Jasmin Khan Quality Control Officer
Jasmin graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology and joined BDS after University. Her role is to advise dentists with any queries and help oversee the quality control process in the laboratory. Outside of work Jasmin also enjoys shopping and likes to travel, even with her questionable geography skills and habit of getting lost!
Sarah Davies-Hibbert Quality Control Officer
Sarah graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) Dental Technology in 2013. After University she worked as a dental nurse before joing BDS in 2014.
Sarah loves spending quality time with her friends and family and loves a good book and sunny days.