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St. Patrick's Day Dental Emergencies

Posted by on 3/18/2015
St. Patrick's Day Dental Emergencies

Emergency dental treatment spikes after St. Patrick's Day by 64% across the country. The spike in visits lasts typically for 2-3 days and is a boon to dentists. Software used to process dental visit information indicates this sharp increase and identifies what areas are most likely to see increased visits.

 

A variety of reasons have been attributed to the rise in emergency dental visits after St. Patrick's Day festivities including fights, clumsiness, and biting. This trend seems primarily isolated to males as female emergency visits tend to decrease in the same time period. The largest increases of visits occurred in Delaware, Mississippi, Maryland, Nebraska, and Utah. The most "well behaved" states included Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, West Virginia, and Vermont.

 

This trend of increased emergency dental visits after St. Patrick's Day provides an opportunity to dental offices for marketing. Perhaps a special could be offered for the days following St. Patrick's Day.