Neil's Updates

8th April 2019
Around 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used across the globe every year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime according to the Independent. A huge 80 per cent of these end up in the ocean, where they pose a risk to marine life and habitats. With movements like the...
27th April 2018
In February, Neil travelled out to Cameroon for two weeks to offer dental treatment to those in need. Neil has supported and volunteered for a range of charities and wanted to contribute to the amazing work that Mercy Ships carry out in Africa. The Mercy Ships crew is led by a team of volunteers...
14th February 2018
It can often feel like to make a positive impact on your practice you have to make huge, costly and time consuming changes. Perhaps this is upgrading the practice, taking on a new specialist, or investing in expensive management software. However, as so well said by Muhammad Ali: “It isn...
24th January 2018
Can understanding Cognitive Dissonance grow your practice?  We have investigated the idea that a growth mindset can help to develop your practice and that embracing failure is key to success. Let us consider how understanding cognitive dissonance could help us to take this to the next level...
Spring Flower
3rd January 2018
Last month we looked at how adopting a growth mindset can help you to advance in life. Let’s expand this and consider how a growth mindset can help to grow your practice. Carol Dweck, the theorist behind ‘growth mindset’ identified five key themes to help consider how your mindset can be your...
7th December 2017
The view you adopt of yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. Having the correct mindset is key to unlocking your potential and achieving your purpose. World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, has carried out decades of research on achievement and success,...
Identity and Perception
2nd October 2017
In this month’s article for, Neil Sikka encourages you to explore your patients’ perception of your practice, versus the identity you want to portray. Following on from the topics of Intention, Purpose and Freedom - this article explores the next stage, uncovering what you and...
31st July 2017
In Neil's latest article for he discusses how understanding 'Purpose' and the 4 key factors within this can ultimately help us to ensure patients' needs within the dental practice are being met. As a dentist, principal or associate, understanding 'Purpose' can be key to...
Thinking of selling your dental practice?
31st July 2017
Thinking of selling your dental practice…? Don’t be seduced by the headline… Selling your dental practice is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We have all heard the success stories of dentists who’ve sold out, but don’t be led into thinking that this is the only...
The Empowered Principal - Intention
23rd June 2017
Neil Sikka is the empowered principal and a winner in dentistry. Read the full article on intention below from