Patients Are Going To The Emergency Room Instead Of Your Office

More than 36,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for preventable oral health conditions cost the Massachusetts health care system between $14.8 million and $36 million in 2014, according to a new Health Policy Commission report.

Sixty percent of the the 36,060 preventable oral health visits to emergency departments were made during traditional weekday business hours when dental practices would normally be open, the Health Policy Commission found.

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