When the Practice was only two years old, a young school leaver, Alison Liston joined us, to train as a Dental Nurse.

She worked hard and received her Qualifications from the Dental Section of Telford College, here in Edinburgh. Many years later, she progressed to be one of our Receptionists and then, she was promoted to be our Practice Manager, a position she has held for over fifteen years. We have just celebrated with her, 45 years of clever, industrious and loyal service to all of us in the Practice!

She travels in every day from Pathhead in Midlothian- not an easy journey, especially with winter weather making her travel difficult. She normally arrives first, in the morning and she is seldom, if ever, off work because of illness. She was away during two periods, in past years but she was having her two daughters. She is well loved by all of us and our Patients.

Congratulations, Mrs Alison Douglas!

From: Mr O’D, Richard, Simon, Sharon, Mae, Kayleigh, Rosin, Emily, Juma, “Lucky” and Kathy

Coronavirus 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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