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
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.