Yes, it may seem like an extreme stereotype to assume that people get drunk on St. Patrick's Day, to the point that they'd be in bar fights and knock each other's teeth out, causing them to have to go to the dentist the next day.
But it's true. Oh yes, it's true.
This is based on the average of dental visits on March 18 versus a full one-month average (or the first business day if it falls on a weekend). And no, it's not about which states have the most residents of Irish descent. The most affected states aren't correlated by ancestry, suggesting that the broader population is all-out getting into trouble.
Sikka Software provides applications and tools for over 10,000 dental practices across the country. As a result, it knows exactly when, where, and why Americans visit the dentist. The company's data suggest that there's truth behind the stereotype. And it means that dentists will be extremely busy on Wednesday, raking in the dough.