Meet the Team

Handforth Dental is fortunate to have a passionate team of professionals who are so focused and driven for quality and service.  There has been a practice here for over 40 years and the family values we promote now have always been at the heart of everything we do.

Dr. Omar Butt


Hi, I am Dr Omar Irshad Butt aged 39 and pleased to say I am the Owner and Principal dentist of the practice. I am originally from Manchester and qualified in 2000 from Liverpool University. My special interest is Endodontics and I have gone on to further study and complete a Masters.


My wife and I already operate a busy practice in Woolton Liverpool and were delighted to extend our skills and expertise to Handforth at the beginning of 2015.  I am passionate about the care of our patients and look forward to working with a fantastic team.

Dr Sonia Bansal - GDC No: 75766


I qualified from the University of Manchester in 1999. After completing my vocational training year with a highly respected practitioner in North Wales.  Following this I moved back to Manchester and joined General Dental practice. In 2002 I decided to broaden my experience by joining the oral surgery team at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. This allowed me to gain experience in various oral surgery procedures and also assist in complex surgery.


By 2003 I also successfully completed my postgraduate exams for entry into specialist training. Following this I worked in community clinics in the Manchester area dealing with children with special needs and anxious adults. I soon realized that I had a passion for all aspects of dentistry which prompted me to work back in General Dentistry.


I enjoy improving patients’ dental health and keeping it maintained. I aim to work alongside my patients in achieving their goals and dreams…

I have recently completed a postgraduate certificate in endodontics (root canal treatment) and hope to carry on learning new skills to be able to provide my patients with the best care and advice.

Dr Kam Shergill - GDC No: 69578


Kam is originally from the Midlands and after graduating from Bristol University in 1993 moved up to the Northwest. She has gained many years of experience in all aspects of dentistry working in Hospital and General Practice, both Private and NHS.


She has a passion for the job and has an interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry using tooth coloured filling materials. She is also very skilled in Oral Surgery and able to remove teeth efficiently and painlessly.


Having a caring and friendly nature she is able to put patients at ease and takes pride in providing a high quality of care and treatment with skill and competence.

Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending family time with her husband and three young boys , this keeps her fit as they are always active and on the go !

Dr Yousrah Ahmed - GDC No: 103101


Yousrah qualified from the University of Manchester in 2012.  She has had several years of experience in dentistry prior to this starting her career as a dental nurse before pre training and then working as a dental therapist for six years.


She has been on many restorative courses and specialises in white composite fillings. She carries out various dental treatments including crowns, bridges and composite fillings.


In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going on family holidays.

Somia Ilyas, Practice Manager


Hello, My name is Somia Ilyas and I am the Practice Manager at Handforth Dental. I joined the practice in September 2007 after qualifying as a dental nurse with NEBDN – Dental Nursing.  We have a great team here and we all support each other and this makes the job an absolute joy.

Saaimah Mahmood, Receptionist


Hi My name is Saaimah(Sam) and I joined in September 2015
I’ll be welcoming you and answering any questions and queries you have.
I’ll be looking after Reception and aim to produce a high level of service.
I hope to build a good rapport with all patients.


I started my career in dental practice over 12 years ago and then spent 5 years in the Middle east. 
I have now returned home to be near family.