John is a partner and co-owner of Platt & Common along with his wife Jennifer.
After graduating, he then spent his formative years in Clydebank and the Hillfoots practices of Alva and Tillicoultry before joining Platt & Common in 1999.
John father’s family is originally from Bannockburn and so he spent many a childhood holiday in Stirling and the surrounding area. He was an associate at the practice until the sad death of owner Douglas Herd in 2010. Following the purchase of the practice John and Jennifer invested in a programme of improvements that saw an increase in the number of surgeries, dentists and staff as well as new decontamination facilities and a dental laboratory.
John is committed to the training of new graduate dentists in general practice and has been employed by National Education for Scotland since 2009. Over ten new graduates have been mentored here at Platt & Common. He is currently studying part time at the University of Edinburgh for a Masters in Restorative Dentistry and he hopes that all of his patients will benefit from the extra skills that he is developing over this three-year course.
John has a keen interest in all forms of oral surgery and root canal treatment, however, his main focus is to maintain the high standards of patient care at Platt & Common and ensuring that the practice continues to grow and develop.
When not at work, family is very important to him, as well as his two dogs.