BDS (Lond), PGCert(Den),MBA
Seema is the founder of the Smile Impressions Group of Dental practices, a partner at William Place Dental and Cosmetic Practice and the Managing Director of Dentabyte, her practice management consultancy.
Born in Zambia and educated at the International School of Lusaka (ISL), then at Roedean School for Girls in Brighton, Seema qualified as a dentist from Guys Hospital in 1989. She practised in East London for 20 years, and has established several entrepreneurial start-up dental practices in and around London, winning several early business awards for the rapid growth of her dental practice in Docklands. She cites receiving a business award from Richard Branson at the age of 28 as one of her most memorable career moments.
Typifying her “can-do” attitude, Seema founded her charity Child Action, after visiting Mumbai to star in Channel 4's only overseas episode of Secret Millionaire. Since the charity was founded in 2010, Child Action has made charitable donations of over £350K to support the education and personal development of underprivileged slum and street children in India.
As well as fundraising for 3 grassroots charities in India, Seema strives to inspire young people in the UK to to embrace social entrepreneurship. She facilitated and project managed an innovative collaboration between Child Action and the British Asian Trust, one of the Prince's charities, resulting in the roll out of Enterprise 4 Change, an innovative web-based teaching resource to spark social entrepreneurship throughout junior schools in the UK.
In 2014 Seema undertook a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education and spent one year as Honorary Lecturer in Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Management at the Dental Institute, King's College London, supporting the establishment of a leadership and management curriculum.
In recent years Seema's interests have diversified into management training and business strategy, and she completed a 2 year Executive MBA programme at Imperial Business School, London (2014 - 2016) .
Seema is married to Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Cardiology at St Georges Hospital, and they have 2 daughters.