Fingerpost Dental opened its doors in October 2014 when Bernard and Una bought the building at the Fingerpost roundabout. We rescued a derelict old house (formerly the Golden Goose shop – people over a certain age may remember it!) and brought the building back to life again. It’s now a warm, bright and airy space and a lovely place to work and a nice place for patients to attend. We are in a fantastic location in the heart of Douglas village and parking is usually easy to find locally for patients.
At the moment we have a great team consisting of nurses, hygienists, dentists and receptionists. We work very well together and strive to be the best at what we do and to provide the highest standard of dental care to our patients.
We are located near the Fingerpost roundabout; between the Doctor’s Surgery and the Veterinary Clinic. Now in our 7th year of practice, we are happy to welcome new patients.
We understand that it is not always possible for our patients to take time off work or school for appointments so we open at 9am and we offer late evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays up to 8pm as well as lunchtime appointments on those days. We are currently not open on Saturdays but hope to recommence them in early 2021.
Bernard received his BDS qualification from University College Cork in 1990. A native of Cork, Bernard grew up in Cork city.
Following graduation from UCC Bernard worked in general practice in Kent, England until 1992.
He then returned to Ireland and opened a number of dental practices in Carlow and Wexford. He is now delighted to finally have the opportunity to practice in his hometown.
Bernard has been actively involved in the Irish Dental Association since 1992. He is former Chairman of the Irish Dental Council; the professional body of the dental profession in Ireland, where he played an active role in promoting high standards of professional education and professional conduct among dentists.
A dad of 3, he enjoys cycling and boating off the West Cork coast.
Laura joined us at Fingerpost Dental in May of 2020. Laura qualified with honours from Cork University Dental School & Hospital in 2019 where she won the Dr Noel Hayes/Dentsply award for Dental Surgery for achieving the highest mark in Final Year Dental Surgery.
A Carlow native Laura worked for a time in our sister practice in Carlow before moving to London in late 2019. In March 2020 she returned home to Cork and joined us at Fingerpost at that time.
This coming December, she will be graduating with a Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.
Aoife joined us at Fingerpost in August 2020. Aoife is a native of Sligo and obtained her dental hygiene qualification from Cork University Dental School & Hospital in 2019.
Aoife started her career in the dental world in 2013 where she graduated from AIT with a higher certificate in science and dental nursing. She then worked as a dental nurse whilst studying part time to gain a specialist certificate in oral health promotion before returning to college full-time to graduate with honours in dental hygiene and an award in dental public health from UCC. Aoife is driven to give patients knowledge about good oral hygiene habits and the prevention of periodontal disease.
Michelle rejoined the team at Fingerpost in August 2020 having been with us when we opened back in 2014 and we are delighted to say she has returned to us providing dental hygiene.
Michelle graduated with honours as a dental hygienist from Cork University Dental School & Hospital in 2009. Since then she worked in a number of specialist practices in Edinburgh, London and Australia working along side periodontists and other specialists. During this time she gained invaluable experience in assessing and treating periodontal disease and in educating people on the best ways to maintain their oral hygiene. Michelle returned to her home town of Cork in 2014 and she then joined Fingerpost Dental.
Michelle is a friendly, caring and gentle hygienist who is passionate about helping to improve oral health for all the family. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children.
Una is our Practice Manager and has been working with us at Fingerpost Dental since 2016.
Originally from Cork, Una is a qualified Dental Nurse and a mum to 3 grown up children and she now manages the practice as well as reception duties.
Roberta joined our practice in July 2015. She hails from Vancouver, Canada and graduated with honors from Vancouver College in 2012 as a Certified Dental Assistant.
She secured a Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2014 and is certified in Intra Oral and Panoramic Dental Radiography. She is registered with the Irish Dental Council and is committed to providing the very best of dental care and comfort.
Norah joined us at Fingerpost Dental in August 2020. She is currently training as a dental nurse. Norah is a great new addition to the team and she is a kind and friendly person who is contributing greatly to the team at Fingerpost.
We are a state-of-the-art dental practice located in the heart of Douglas, Cork, situated overlooking the Fingerpost roundabout; between the Doctor’s Surgery and the Veterinary Clinic.