Missed Appointment Excuses (video)

Dentists hear a lot of excuses from patients with missed dental appointments. In this survey, we asked about the funniest ones.

The toothache defense won, hands down. “My tooth hurts too bad to get out of bed,” complained one patient.

  • “A model doing a photo shoot said she was bitten by a lion,” recounted an endodontist.
  • “One patient wanted to know if his dental insurance would cover the broken appointment fee!” said a general dentist.
  • “One patient told me, ‘My windshield wipers aren’t working and it MIGHT rain,’ when there was a 0% chance of rain in the forecast,” shared an orthodontist.
  • “I went to a movie instead,” one patient told his periodontist.
  • “The goats got loose!” explained another to the pediatric dentist.

Read more: Funniest Excuses from Patients for Missing Dental Appointments


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