Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a London, England based dental surgeon. He was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and immigrated to the United Kingdom. Dr. Sachedina studied to be a dental surgeon at the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. He graduated in 1975 and has been working in the United Kingdom.
He is a well-respected dental surgeon for over 40 years. In addition to practicing dentistry Dr. Sachedina is also the founder, owner and joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare. The company runs almost two dozen care homes in the United Kingdom.
Through his dental practice, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been able to help countless people of all ages successfully address a wide range of dental issues. His work gets rave reviews from patients all over the United Kingdom. He has been able to relieve the pain and solve the complex dental issues of a wide variety of people. Through Sussex Healthcare Dr. Shafik Sachedina provides quality health, housing and social services for the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged and people with neurological problems. Sussex Healthcare has won several awards for the quality services they provide.
Along with his work in dentistry and healthcare, Dr. Shafik Sachedina also works with the Institute of Ismaili Studies. It’s a London based research institute focused on studying Muslim societies and cultures to foster greater understanding among other faiths and societies. Dr. Sachedina serves as the Secretariat of Aga Khan’s Department of Jamati Institution’s head. The facility is located at Aiglemont in France. Dr. Sachedina’s role is coordinating programs and activities for Ismaili community institutions in 16 principal areas worldwide. He also helps those Ismaili communities in Central Asia connect with the programs and institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Following in the Ismaili community’s tradition, Dr. Sachedina services are voluntary. He’s on the board of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. He was the Ismaili Council for the U.K.’s president for two terms. He’s an Ismaili Leaders International Forum member, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee chairman, Aga Khan Development Network Committee member and holds a number of other important positions within the Ismaili community. The focus of the institute is on historical and contemporary Ismaili and Islamic culture.
The Ismaili community uses the institute as a gathering point for understanding their history and culture. It runs initiatives, education programs, publishes books and pamphlets and has a large collection of Ismaili codices.