Covid-19 Pandemic

Dr Bernard Murphy, Fingerpost Dental Douglas Cork

Published 20/03/2020


For the safety of staff, patients and community, I have had to make the difficult decision to suspend all routine dental care until further notice.

If you already have a scheduled appointment, it is cancelled. We will contact you as soon as things return to normal to re-schedule.

Emergency Care

Please note for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, only the following are considered dental emergencies:

-Swelling of the face and/or neck associated with your teeth

-Uncontrolled bleeding 

-An accident or trauma

If you think you have a qualifying emergency, please complete the Covid-19 screening form available here and we will contact you as soon as we can. At the moment we don’t have the staff to provide operative care but we may be able to provide prescriptions and/or advice as necessary. Our emergency number is 087 4058409.
I hope that in the coming weeks we may be able to hold one or two emergency clinics per week in the surgery, provided we can get the appropriate personal protective equipment and are permitted to so do by the regulator. Check back here for updates regularly.
This is necessary to protect staff and to save very scarce protective equipment for the most serious cases.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope that we can all return to normal as soon as possible. Please follow all HSE guidance given regarding social distancing, handwashing etc and together we can all look forward to an early end to this pandemic.

Dr Bernard Murphy and staff

  • General Dental Treatments

    Even patients who practice a perfect home oral care routine can find it beneficial to have a complete and professional treatment by our dental hygienist.
  • Cosmetic Treatments

    Here at Fingerpost dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to transform your smile, from tooth whitening to veneers and tooth replacement options we have you covered.
  • Orthodontic Treatments

    Do you have misaligned teeth? Traditional metal braces have long been the go-to solution for straightening teeth in adolescents and adults alike. We also offer 6 month smiles and Invisable braces (Invisalign).
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Welcome to Fingerpost Dental

About Us

Dr Bernard Murphy opened Fingerpost Dental in 2014 and in that time, we have built up a loyal following of patients who return regularly for their dental treatments and dental hygiene.  In 2015 Dr Kate O’Keeffe joined us along with dental hygienist Sarah Kelly shortly afterwards.

We are always delighted to welcome new patients and are happy to accommodate new and returning patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Fingerpost Dental is a state-of-the-art dental practice located in the heart of Douglas Village, Cork, situated overlooking the Fingerpost roundabout; between the Doctor’s Surgery and the Veterinary Clinic. We have some car parking outside the surgery and there is usually lots of parking nearby.

  • We understand that it is not always possible for our patients to take time off work or school for appointments so we try to accommodate our patients with our long opening hours. We open at 9am and we offer late evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays up to 8pm. We are also open on Saturday mornings until 1pm!
  • We offer some private parking outside the surgery, however if you cannot park in our car park, there is plenty of parking in the general area free of charge for the first 30 mins, but if you think you will run over, a member of our staff will be happy to give you some change for the parking machine while you are with us.

    Please note that Cork City Council have extended free parking to 2 hours in Douglas village until May 2020.

  • We understand for some people coming to the dentist may make you feel anxious or nervous. Our aim is to not only provide the very best dental care, but to ensure you are comfortable, confident and relaxed from the very beginning. We specialize in “pain-free” dentistry and we are here to help!
  • GDPR We take GDPR regulations very seriously. We ask all our patients to consent to use their personal data for the ordinary purposes of the day to day running of the dental practice. Our Data Protection Officer is Una Murphy.

Looking for Straight Teeth?

We offer a number of treatments which have been designed to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you always dreamed of.  Every patient is different and so are their teeth, so its vital that you first come in and see us so we can fully analyse your situation.  We aim to deliver not only straight teeth, but healthy smiles and long lasting ones. If you are concerned about your appearance, you can consider invisible braces (Invisalign), or if time is a factor you could consider our Six Month Smiles treatment.  You can read about the options available to you here.

    • Cosmetic Dental Treatments

      Cosmetic Dental Treatments

      Transform your smile with our Cosmetic Dental Treatments, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Inlays, Onlays and dental Implants

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    • General Dental Treatments

      General Dental Treatments

      We offer a wide range of General Dental Treatments for you & your family, preventing dental health issues & maintaining a healthy smile

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    • Orthodontic Dental Treatments

      Orthodontic Dental Treatments

      Thinking about Getting Braces? We offer a range of orthodontic dental treatments to give you that perfect smile that you always dreamed of!

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Fingerpost Dental Clinic

Your Choice Dental Clinic in Douglas

We provide a full range of dental services for patients of all ages. We always welcome new patients and consider your referral of family and friends the mark of our success.

With a dedication to excellence, we pride ourselves on offering a full range of dental services for both children and adults. You can always count on receiving quality care at our Douglas, Cork location.

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are the most important aspects of preventative dentistry. Our thorough teeth examinations can detect:

  • Cavities
  • Early signs of gum disease
  • Early signs of oral cancer
  • Bad breath
  • Signs of other problems that could affect your general health.


We offer a free consultations for Six Month Smiles and Invisalign orthodontic treatments. At this visit, which only takes about 15 minutes, and we can establish your suitability for the treatment and give you an idea of how long the treatment is likely to take and the costs involved.

DO YOU HAVE PRSI COVER - WE CAN CHECK FOR YOU, We just need your PPS number and your date of birth to check.

If you are PRSI registered, you can avail of the following:

  • A FREE Annual Check-up
  • A Scale, Polish & Cancer Screening for only €15

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Get in Touch

  • Book An Appointment

    If you would like to book an appointment, call 021 4894400.
  • Opening Hours

    • Monday
      9.00 - 18.00
    • Tuesday
      9.00 - 20.30
    • Wednesday
      9.00 - 18.00
    • Thursday
      9.00 - 20.30
    • Friday
      9.00 - 17.30
    • Saturday
      9.00 - 13.00
    • Sunday

Thank you to everyone at Fingerpost Dental especially Sarah who did an amazing job cleaning my teeth.. I have gone from dreading going to the dentist to looking forward to my next visit

— Anita Canty