Introducing Templehill Dental Practice, Troon.

Meet The Team

Dental Tools in Pocket


Dr Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew qualified from Dundee University in 2013. He spent his first professional year in a waterfront implant practice in Dundee before joining the team at Templehill in 2014.

In 2015, Andrew gained the prestigious post-graduate qualification of Membership of the Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has also undergone additional training in providing clear invisible braces (Invisalign accredited) and in composite bonding under the tutelage of Dr Monik Vasant in London.

In 2019, Andrew became the practice's principal dentist. 

Andrew has previously carried out voluntary emergency dental care in Cambodia and the Cook Islands. 

Outside of dentistry, he enjoys playing tennis and travelling.

Dr Simone Auld

Having qualified as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Glasgow University in 1987, Simone has worked as a dentist in the practice for the past 29 years. 
Following initial training in non-invasive facial aesthetic treatments in 2011, Simone progressed to complete advanced training and continues to update her skills and knowledge by attending masterclasses, symposiums and conferences on a regular basis.

Dr Lindsay Andersson

Lindsay joined the Templehill team in 2018. She qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1989 and has been working in general practice ever since. Lindsay has also spent one year working in Sweden, concentrating on advanced restorative techniques to allow her to provide the best possible care for her patients.

Dr Daniel O'Hanlon

Originally from Northern Ireland, Dan moved across the Irish Sea to study at the University of Glasgow before starting his dental career at a practice in Alexandria. Dan joined our team during lockdown in 2020. Outside of dentistry, Dan enjoys playing Gaelic football and cycling.

Mrs Elaine Anderson

Elaine qualified as a hygienist in 1982 and joined the practice in 1991. She currently splits her time between Troon and a dental practice in Ayr.

Former staff member Dr Sandy Smail

Sandy was the principal dentist of the practice during a distinguished career from 1987 to 2019.
Sadly Sandy passed away in March 2021 following a battle with cancer.

Image by Alex

Nursing Staff


Jacqueline Mulgrew (Practice Manager)

GDC  234616

Jacqueline joined the team in 2010 and has undergone additional training to become a Childsmile certified dental nurse. She became practice manager in 2021.

Alison McIntyre

GDC 115342

Alison is our head dental nurse and has worked in the practice for over 30 years. She is known for her friendly, caring persona.

Carina Macnab

GDC 252765

Carina joined the team in 2011 and completed her training in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of family dental care.

Zoe Lewis

GDC 238518

Zoe joined the team in 2016 after working in another general dental practice for a number of years prior. Zoe brings a wealth of experience and is known for her friendly manner. Outside work, Zoe enjoys spending time with her 3 children.

Ailsa Rennie


Ailsa is our friendly face on the desk. Besides her lovely patient manner, Ailsa has many hidden talents - she regularly keeps the staff happy with her amazing home baking.

Cara Howie

GDC: 297218

Cara joined our practice in 2020 after completing the first year of her training at a dental practice in Kilmarnock. 
Cara passed all her dental nursing exams to become a fully qualified nurse in May 2021.