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).

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 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, cooking and running.

Dr Alasdair Walker

Alasdair joined us in April 2022 after working in a practice in Stirlingshire for the past 10 years. 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.

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, or settling down to a good movie.

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.

Miss Rachael Davidson

Rachael is the practice's dental therapist, joining the team in Spring 2022. She also works in the NHS hospital service, mainly seeing children and anxious patients for fillings, sealants and general hygiene treatments. 
Outside of work, Rachael enjoys travelling.

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.

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Nursing Staff


Jacqueline Mulgrew (Practice Manager)

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

Alison is our head dental nurse and has worked in the practice for 35 years. She is known for her friendly, caring persona, love of dogs, the occasional wine and watching Arsenal.

Carina Macnab

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

Zoe Lewis

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.

Cara Howie

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.

Ruth Meikle

Ruth joined us in Summer 2021 and is our friendly face at the desk. Ruth has a wealth of customer service experience having previously worked for NHS track & trace as well as Thomas Cook.
Outside of work, Ruth enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with her family and cats.

Crystal Constant

Crystal joined the practice in the summer of 2022 and will complete her dental nurse training with us. Outside of work, Crystal enjoys spending time with her dog and travelling