Changes in our practice since Covid-19

We were very happy to get back to work in May last having been closed for 8 weeks due to Covid-19,  to provide all our usual dental treatments to our patients. We would like to thank our patients for your understanding during this difficult time and also for co-operating with us while we implement new safety measures.  There may be some changes in how we practice but these are in the interest of all concerned. We have obtained all the necessary PPE and staff training has been carried out. 


In line with social distancing guidelines, we have introduced some new protocols to ensure social distancing particularly in our waiting areas and to reduce contact. We would ask for your co-operation in ensuring that these measures are successful. We would ask patients to arrive a few minutes before your appointment time and we aim to run on time as much as possible so as to keep the waiting areas as free as we can. We also encourage adults to wear face coverings where possible.

If you wish to book an appointment, please call us on 021 4894400.

  • On arrival for your appointment, please ring the doorbell and we will let you in.
  • Please do not attend if you have a cold/cough/fever or if you have been advised to quarantine/self isolate.
  • We will ask you to use the hand sanatizer provided and we will then take your temperature – if it is high – we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • You will be asked questions about any potential symptoms of Covid 19 you, or anyone you have been in contact with have had.
  • Please come alone unless you need a helper.
  • Children who are being treated should only have 1 adult accompanying them. No other siblings should be brought along to the appointment.

Thanks again for your patience.

Stay safe,

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

      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
  • Dental Hygiene visit 30mins from €15-33

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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