(University of Glasgow 1996) GDC 71621
John is a partner and co-owner of Platt & Common alongside his wife Jennifer.
He is originally from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham and trained at Glasgow Dental School, graduating in 1996. He then spent his formative years in Clydebank and the Hillfoots practices of MacFarlane and Brodie.
John's father's family is originally from Bannockburn and so it was an easy decision to make the move to the practice in 1999.
He was an associate at the practice until the sad death of owner Douglas Herd in 2010. This meant the practice went through a major transition. John and Jennifer purchased the practice and started a programme of investment which saw an increase in the number of surgeries and dentists and the provision of new decontamination facilities.
John is committed to the training of new graduate dentists and works for NHS Education for Scotland. He has been a trainer since 2008.
He has a keen interest in all forms of oral surgery and can often be found down a root canal. His main focus is maintaining the high standards of patient care at Platt & Common and ensuring that the practice continues to grow and develop.
In his spare time John enjoys spending time with his family, a bit of DIY, and his garden. In 2013 a Great Dane became part of the family, and she takes up a lot of time and energy and enjoys the hills around Dollar.
BDS (University of Glasgow 1996) GDC 71624
Jennifer is a partner and co-owner of Platt & Common alongside her husband John.
She is originally from Yorkshire, graduating from Glasgow Dental School in 1996. Her ﬁrst position was at Clark & Watson in Falkirk and then at Bannockburn.
When an associate position came up at Platt & Common in late 2000 it seemed the right decision to join her husband John at the practice. After a break to have their son, Jennifer returned to the practice in 2010.
Jennifer was instrumental in the practice purchase and subsequent expansion and refurbishment of Platt & Common in 2011.
She is passionate about dentistry delivered in a family based practice environment. Jennifer deals with the ﬁnancial and the business side of Platt & Common leaving John to the building and equipment maintenance!
Outside the practice Jennifer spends time with her family, including her parents who moved close to her a few years ago. For her 40th birthday she received her much longed for Great Dane puppy who now takes up a lot of her time and comes to work each day.
BDS (University of Glasgow 2008) GDC 152717
Alasdair graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 2008. Prior to joining Platt and Common in 2010 Alasdair completed his vocational training in Aberdeenshire and has worked as a maxillofacial SHO at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.
When not at work, Alasdair can often be found on the mountains hillwalking or on 'the hardwood' playing basketball with friends. Alasdair is also a keen pianist and film enthusiast.
Alasdair enjoys more complex restorative dentistry (crowns, root treatments) but places a firm emphasis on conservative dentistry and prevention of dental disease.
BDS (university of Glasgow 2011) GDC 209857
Frazer qualified in 2011 from the University of Glasgow and after completing his vocational trainee year, at Platt & Common, became a full time associate at the practice.
He is a keen footballer and plays 5-a-side with friends in Glasgow. Unfortunately Frazer is also a Sunderland FC fan. He regularly plays squash with Craig, a fellow associate at the practice.
Frazer has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and orthodontics. He recently completed an Inman Aligner course, this is a removable brace which can be used to straighten upper and lower front teeth. Frazer enjoys treating aesthetic crown and bridge cases and is currently completing a course in restoring implants.
BDS (University of Dundee 2013) GDC 244436
Taelor qualified in 2013 from the University of Dundee and became a full-time associate after a successful vocational training year within the practice.
She is a trained dancer and qualified associate of the BATD and teaches dance classes in Glasgow to children aged 2-16. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and socialising with friends.
Taelor is fond of all aspects of general dentistry but has recently undergone training in facial aesthetics including wrinkle reducing treatments and dermal fillers which she hopes to introduce to the practice in the near future.
BDS (University of Dundee 2017) GDC 270576
BDS (University of Glasgow 2018)
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1984
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Edinburgh 2009