The Team

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.

John Denham

Owner & Dentist

University of Glasgow 1996

GDC No. 71621

John Denham

Owner & Dentist

University of Glasgow 1996

GDC No. 71621

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.

Jennifer Denham

Owner & Dentist

University of Glasgow 1996

GDC No. 71624

Jennifer is a partner and co-owner of Platt & Common alongside her husband John.

 

After graduating in 1996 she worked in Falkirk and then Bannockburn before joining Platt & Common in 2000.

 

Following the 2011 purchase and expansion of the practice she now concentrates on the financial, business and management side of things, leaving John to the building and equipment maintenance.

 

We have a large staff at the practice and Jennifer’s role as practice manager is central to the success of the business, from purchasing of equipment and materials, to the delivery of high-quality care to all our patients.

 

Outside of the practice Jennifer spends her time with her family and beloved dogs.

Prior to joining Platt & Common in 2010, Alasdair completed his vocational training in Aberdeenshire, before working as a maxillofacial senior house officer at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

 

When he is away from the practice, he can be found hillwalking or playing basketball with friends. While relaxing, Alasdair enjoys expanding his culinary repertoire in the kitchen, playing the piano or settling down to a good movie.

 

He places a firm emphasis on conservative dentistry and the prevention of dental disease. However, he is experienced in all aspects of dentistry and takes satisfaction in getting good results and always aims for longevity and function with the more difficult cases.

Alasdair Walker dentist at platt & Common in Stirling Scotland

Alasdair Walker

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2008

GDC No. 152717

Alasdair Walker dentist at platt & Common in Stirling Scotland

Alasdair Walker

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2008

GDC No. 152717

Prior to joining Platt & Common in 2010, Alasdair completed his vocational training in Aberdeenshire, before working as a maxillofacial senior house officer at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

 

When he is away from the practice, he can be found hillwalking or playing basketball with friends. While relaxing, Alasdair enjoys expanding his culinary repertoire in the kitchen, playing the piano or settling down to a good movie.

 

He places a firm emphasis on conservative dentistry and the prevention of dental disease. However, he is experienced in all aspects of dentistry and takes satisfaction in getting good results and always aims for longevity and function with the more difficult cases.

Frazer horn dentist at platt & Common Dental Practice in Stirling

Frazer Horn

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2011

GDC No. 209857

After successfully completing his vocational training year at Platt & Common he became a full-time associate at the practice.

 

Frazer has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and enjoys treating aesthetic crown and bridge cases. Following further training he now also restores dental implants within the practice. He is involved in all areas of general dentistry and actively promotes the prevention of disease and conservative treatments.

 

Outside of the practice Frazer lives near Glasgow with his wife and is a keen footballer and runner. He regularly participates in organised charity runs with fellow colleagues.

Tom started at Platt and Common in November 2019 having worked for the previous seven years at Alva Dental Practice where he was both lead clinician and a vocational trainer.

 

He is originally from Cumbria and after graduation completed his Membership to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS) in 2011. Following postgraduate training in a general practice in Ayrshire he spent time in oral surgery at Glasgow Dental Hospital and special care and paediatrics at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

 

He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has undertaken courses in the restoration of implants, aesthetic bonding (conservative white fillings) and “Short Term Orthodontics” (cosmetic braces). He offers all these at the practice as well as general NHS and private treatments in a relaxed and friendly manner.

 

Outside of work he enjoys music, film and art, cooking and baking, skiing and hill walking. He recently volunteered with the charity Smileawi which provides dental care across Malawi in 2019 and has previously done volunteer work with Health-Point Foundation, a charity providing dental care to refugee camps across Europe.

Thomas Slack dentist at Platt & Common in Stirling

Thomas Slack

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2009

GDC No. 177318

Thomas Slack dentist at Platt & Common in Stirling

Thomas Slack

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2009

GDC No. 177318

Tom started at Platt and Common in November 2019 having worked for the previous seven years at Alva Dental Practice where he was both lead clinician and a vocational trainer.

 

He is originally from Cumbria and after graduation completed his Membership to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS) in 2011. Following postgraduate training in a general practice in Ayrshire he spent time in oral surgery at Glasgow Dental Hospital and special care and paediatrics at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

 

He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has undertaken courses in the restoration of implants, aesthetic bonding (conservative white fillings) and “Short Term Orthodontics” (cosmetic braces). He offers all these at the practice as well as general NHS and private treatments in a relaxed and friendly manner.

 

Outside of work he enjoys music, film and art, cooking and baking, skiing and hill walking. He recently volunteered with the charity Smileawi which provides dental care across Malawi in 2019 and has previously done volunteer work with Health-Point Foundation, a charity providing dental care to refugee camps across Europe.

kirsten hepburn dentist in stirling

Kirsten Hepburn

Dentist

University of Glasgow 2012

GDC no. 227191

After completing her vocational training year in Grangemouth, Kirsten worked as an associate there for the next seven years before joining Platt & Common in 2020.

 

She has a keen interest in both facial aesthetics and orthodontics. She has also completed courses in Quick Straight Teeth – a clear and discreet brace system used to straighten the upper and lower front teeth.

 

Kirsten enjoys working with dentally anxious patients, ensuring that their experience of dental treatment is always positive.

 

When not at work she can be found spending time with her young family and border collie, whilst cooking and baking.

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