CURRENT PRACTICE STATUS: Phase 3 - Monday 13th July 2020 - Back to Work

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, stated that Dentists can go back to providing Routine Dentistry, from Monday 13th July 2020, except for doing Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP’s). This statement actually relates to NHS Dentistry as the personal protective equipment necessary to protect Dental staff and their patients against Covid-19 is expensive.

PPE Extra Charges
Some Dental Practices intend to charge extra for PPE and/or raise their dental fees.
The James LR O’Donnell Practice will be celebrating 50 years since opening in November, 1971. We have many patients who have been coming to us for decades.
We feel this loyalty to us deserves to be acknowledged.

Thus, we do not plan to charge for the extra PPE necessary for treating patients during this Covid Crisis. And for our Dental Plan patients, we have cancelled the planned increase in our Plan fees (due April 2020 for DPAS, and January 2021 for Denplan).

Keeping you safe with the return to Dentistry

After many months of lockdown, and despite the extra measures we have to take to protect you and us, we are most definitely looking forward to seeing you all again.

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Founded in 1970, J.LR O’Donnell Dental Practice offers the highest standard of dental care, with our skilled and experienced Dentists, Hygienist, Nursing Staff and Receptionists, who are all passionate about their work.

Our practice is a detached villa, prominently situated in the South East of Edinburgh, with dedicated parking, treatment rooms and disabled access for our patients.

We always welcome new patients to our Practice, who value skilled and gentle care to help them achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. Whether you have a special concern, want a second opinion or are seeking a new dentist, our team will ensure you are provided with the best possible care.

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Teeth for life

Our predominant focus is keeping you dentally fit and healthy. Ask us about our affordable dental plans starting from £16 per month

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Where Teeth used to be taken out when the nerve died or abscessed, Root Canal Treatment is now a very high-tech treatment to prolong the life of a tooth.


Dental Implants

We use top quality Straumann Implants and genuine components. All cases are different so are provided with a written treatment plan, with guaranteed fees.


Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening, Crowns and Bridges, plus Ceramic Veneers, Inlays & Onlays. Teeth Whitening is an excellent and harmless way of improving your smile without resorting to invasive dental treatment.

children's dentistry

Children's Dentistry

We provide Biannual checkups for your children, which are so important to prevent tooth decay and avoid dental treatment.

Celebrating 50 Years since opening the JLR O’Donnell Dental Practice

Much has changed in Dentistry since James LR O’Donnell first opened up the Practice to patients on Tuesday 17th November 1970.

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