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.

New Lockdown Measures, from 5th January 2021

Despite the latest Covid-19 Lockdown measures, the UK and Scottish Governments still allow travel to and from Dental Practices for Dental Treatment (NHS & Private). If you have already been to see us in the second half of 2020, you will have seen the extensive measures we have taken to ensure that all patients (and our staff) are kept safe from Covid-19 transmission.
We would like to assure you it is still safe to visit us for your routine and emergency Dental care. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to phone or email us.
Also, please see the previous Covid-19 posts on our website, here, for more information, as it is just as relevant now as it was when originally posted.