Founded in 1970, J.LR O’Donnell Dental Practice offers the highest standard of dental care, with our skilled Dentists, Hygienist, Reception and Nursing Staff, who are highly qualified with many years experience in private practice. Our team is passionate about providing you with the best possible care and we ensure to keep up with the latest developments and facilities available.

As a patient you will be treated as a valued individual and we will ensure to listen to any concerns or questions you have. We understand that visiting the dentist, can be a daunting experience, therefore treatment is never rushed, appointments are at your convenience and any dental costs will be agreed with you in writing before treatment commences.

We also offer Care Plans allowing our patients to budget for the cost of their dental care, with Plan Members receiving offers and discounts to reward them for their loyalty to us, which we value very highly.

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 also welcome children and young adults in higher education treating them under the NHS scheme.

Richard O'Donnell

Associate Dental Surgeon
B.D.S (Dundee 1997)
GDC no. 73376

Simon Atkinson

Associate Dental Surgeon
B.D.S (Newcastle 1997)
GDC no. 73133

Sharon Cahoon

Dental Hygienist
E.D.H (1999)
GDC no. 5604

Associate Dental Surgeon
B.D.S (Dundee 1997)
GDC no. 73376

richard

I joined the Practice in 1997 and I have always found it important to continue learning, updating my skills, learn the latest techniques and innovations that have come in over the years – and offer these to our patients. My special interests are in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, always looking for the best methods of saving teeth.

I particularly find nervous patients rewarding to treat as I feel for their anxious predicament. I love being to tell a nervous patient to be proud of themselves for coping so well with their treatment.

I am married with two young boys. I have always enjoyed Blues Music and I play guitar and piano and sing in various Blues Bands.

Associate Dental Surgeon
B.D.S (Newcastle 1997)
GDC no. 73133

simon

I graduated from Newcastle University in 1997 with Merit in Oral Medicine, Surgery and Biology. From the outset I have sought to develop postgraduate skills to bring the best possible care to my patients. Initially I split my time between hospital, rotating through specialities and NHS General Practice in Newcastle and Edinburgh. I spent several years in Melbourne, Australia undergoing further training in orthodontics and implants. I currently have a Postgraduate diploma in Restorative Dentistry from Kings College London and I am researching my dissertation for a Masters in Clinical Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, I enjoy running after my two small children and scuba diving if the water is warm enough!

Dental Hygienist
E.D.H (1999)
GDC no. 5604

sharon

Having completed my training at the Edinburgh Dental Institute in 1999, where I was awarded the Ash Instruments Prize for Clinical Excellence, I started working here at the JLR O’Donnell Dental Practice in 2000.
 
During my time here, I have had the privilege of working with some lovely people, both patients and members of staff alike.
 
I work closely with the dentists to tailor treatment plans to meet the specific needs of all our patients, but due to the increasing number of patients with implants, this is especially important.
 
I like to ensure my patients are relaxed and informed, explaining treatments and offering reassurance and treatments available.
 
In my free time, I enjoy going out for dinner, cooking and home baking, along with spending time tending my garden in the Scottish Borders.
 
When I am feeling energetic, I love running along the river and indulging myself on an occasional shopping trip, here in Edinburgh.
  

Support Staff

Alison
Practice Manager
Mae
Senior Receptionist
Kayleigh
Senior Dental Nurse

Practice Manager

Senior Receptionist

Senior Dental Nurse

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Our Dental Nurses