Our Dental Care Team

Our Dental Team

Dr. Ruth Murphy,

Dental Surgeon.

Castletroy Dental Clinic - RuthRuth qualified from University College, Cork in 1990.  Following further post graduate training and work experience in the UK, Ruth returned to Ireland and gained further experience in a number of practices in Cork and Clare.  Ruth then fulfilled her ambition to set up her own practice  in a landmark Art Deco building on the Dublin Rd in Castletroy in 1994.

The practice was the first dental practice in Castletroy and grew quickly. Ruth opened a new purpose built surgery on the same premises in 1999 –2000, which included additional surgeries, X-ray room and the most up to date patient and staff facilities.

The practice has continued to grow with a reputation for quality and patient care and has an excellent location for those working and living in the Castletroy, UL, and Plassey areas.

Ruth has undertaken a wide range of further training throughout her career.  She completed a post graduate diploma in restorative Dentistry in Trinity College, Dublin and in 2018/2019 completed further post graduate training in Contemporary Restorative Dentistry in Birmingham UK.

Ruth is committed to providing the most up to date treatment in a calm relaxed environment.

Ruth has a particular interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.


Dr. Patricia McCoy,

Dental Surgeon.

Dr. Patricia McCoyPatricia studied dentistry at University College Cork and graduated with honours in 1994. After working in general practice in Kent and Surrey in the UK for 15 years, gaining a wide range of invaluable experience, she returned home to Limerick in 2009 and joined Ruth at Castletroy Dental Clinic. 

Patricia enjoys all aspects of general dental practice and has always been passionate about putting patients at ease while providing the very best dental care. As a mother of two, Patricia understands the importance of a friendly environment for our younger patients. 

Patricia keeps her skills and knowledge up to date with regular dental seminars and courses. She is a member of the Irish Dental Association.

Finbarr O’ Sullivan,

Dental Surgeon.

Finbarr attained his qualification in Liverpool in the UK in 2005.

Finbarr gained two years experience with the UK’s National Health Service before spending four years in private practice in Ireland with us here at Castletroy Dental Clinic.

Finbarr has a passion for continuing education completing no less than three courses on Occlusion at the world renowned Pankey institute in Miami, Florida USA. He has also completed a postgraduate certificate in clinical restorative cosmetic dentistry.

Finbarr has spent the last 10 years working in private practice on Australia’s Sunshine Coast where he developed a major interest in placing and restoring Dental implants. He has embraced cutting edge technology incorporating 3D printing into his practice. This has resulted in him travelling to both North and South America for advanced training.

Finbarr has a keen interest in his patient’s overall health and treats them with a holistic approach. Whether it’s recognising the signs of childhood sleep apnoea or treating migraine or muscular issues in adults, these issues are fundamental to a patient well-being and also the cause of many dental problems. Finbarr receives a great deal of satisfaction and fulfilment when helping relieve someone of pain or guiding them on their journey to dental health

Finbarr is married and has three young children. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors with his family.

Maggie Bourke,

Dental Hygienist.

Maggie is our dental hygienist here at Castletroy Dental Clinic. 
Maggie qualified from University College Cork in 1997. Since then Maggie has gained extensive experience, having worked in the UK and in Ireland for many years before joining our team. She provides treatment for gum disease, dental cleanings and oral hygiene education. Dental Hyienie appointments are an essential part of your overall oral health.

Castletroy Dental Clinic team funOur Dentists Ruth, Patricia, Finbarr​ and our Hygienist Maggie are supported in the practice by a highly experienced team of dental nurses and support staff.

  • Sinéad Freeney – Practice Manager
  • Stephanie Biggane – Reception Team
  • Roisin Elligott – Dental Nurse
  • Casey Harvey – Dental Nurse
  • Dearbhla Ryan – Dental Nurse
  • Adam Flahive – Dental Nurse

Our dental team in Castletroy Dental Clinic are committed to making your dental journey with us as comfortable and convenient as possible.