Louise O'Dowd

Clinical Lead for BScOHS

Dr Louise O'Dowd

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Louise O’Dowd graduated from Dundee University Dental School in 2002 before moving to Newcastle Dental Hospital in 2006 to begin specialist training in Restorative dentistry.  This five year programme provided specialist training in the mono-specialist disciplines of periodontology, prosthodontics and endodontics and focussed the management of patients with complex treatment needs requiring multi-disciplinary management.

Alongside specialist training Dr O’Dowd completed a Masters degree in Restorative dentistry from the University of Newcastle with her research concentrating on Patients’ Perspectives of Periodontal Disease. On completion of specialist training in 2011 Dr O’Dowd obtained Speciality Fellowship from RCSEd was appointed to her current role at Edinburgh Dental Institute (EDI).

Louise’s role involves UG and PG clinical and didactic dental education including research. In addition, she provides NHS dental treatment for patients with complex needs requiring non-routine management and  Leadership for the Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Louise divides her time between EDI and a private specialist practice where she provides periodontal treatment for referred patients.


Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP)

University of Edinburgh 2018

Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (ISFE) in Restorative Dentistry RCD (Edin.) 2010

Sir Wilfred Fish prize Certificate of Merit

British Society of Periodontology 2008

MFDS RCS (Edinburgh)

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2004

MSc in Restorative Dentistry with Distinction

Newcastle University July 2008