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Sulman Ahmed, DMD

Founder & CEO, DECA Dental

Sulman Ahmed, DMD, is the founder and CEO of DECA Dental, a fast-growing dental support organization with more than 90 dental practices. In 2008, Dr. Ahmed opened his first dental practice and built a first-class organization based on patient-centered care, integrity, and compassion. At the core of his mission: ensuring every patient has a great experience and easy access to care. Weekend hours, general dentists and specialists under one roof, highly-trained doctors, and well-run practices are just the beginning of his vision.

Being an integral part of the community is important to both Dr. Ahmed and to DECA Dental's team. Dr. Ahmed has built strong partnerships with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and DECA Dental is the exclusive provider of free dental services to thousands of kids with the Kidd's Kids Organization and Pat &Emmitt Smith Charities.

DECA Dental was named an Inc. Magazine Top 5000 fastest growing company for several years in a row. The Dallas Business Journal recognized DECA Dental as one of the top 100 companies in the region. Dr. Ahmed was the winner of the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and speaks across the country at leadership conferences. 

Dr. Ahmed earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

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