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The Dragon Dentists by SpikedMcGrath The Dragon Dentists by SpikedMcGrath

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a dragon in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a dentist.

You see- for all their bluster and burning- destruction and devouring- dragons have yet to invent the electric toothbrush- and consequently have very poor oral hygiene. One point to the humans I say. Indeed it's a common theory that serious toothache is what makes dragons so narked off all the time. Thus it makes good sense to help them out with their gnashers just to ensure they don't get all agitated and torch a primary school.

Dragon dentistry however- is not something for the faint of heart, nor the flammable of composition. It takes a special kind of expertise to look death in the mouth- and then fix his teeth with big tweezers. This is the job of Dr Earnest Pimm & Sons professional dragon dentists. Est. 1813

Here we see a routine operation to remove a rotten tooth.  Dr Pimm directs proceedings while second son Toby dons the asbestos suit (for safety) and operates the no 4 drill. Eldest son Arthur operates the saliva pump while 3rd son Anthony controls the nozzle. Of course the best way to placate a dragon while operating is to use sock puppets- a job which falls to the youngest Pimm- Maggie- who isn't technically a son but isn't worth changing all the branded stationary for either.

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:iconaronkamo:
AronKamo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016   Digital Artist
how cool is that :)
very good!!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Clap 
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
The wild, thoughtful and intensely creative humor of this brilliantly-drawn piece just leaps out and sets me to smiling every time I see it.  I admit to thinking the saliva pump was a detonator.  You have learned the ultimate secret of Fantasy humor, which is to make the utterly whack seem absolutely mundane, and to take each aspect of the joke seriously.  Wonderful lines, details, colors, and characters, including the patient--A Favorite!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Mensje :)

I guess you just aren't familiar with dragon saliva pumps yet.
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Well, that's not one of the major brands you see on E-Drake or Amdragon.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it'll wyrm it's way in.
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:iconianjohannessen:
ianjohannessen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
honestly of all of the things ive seen on this site this is the most original of them all
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's extremely nice of you to say :) Thanks
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RandomVanGloboii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most brilliantly original dragon stuff I've ever seen. And I check out dragon stuff every day!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks, really? You must like dragons a lot.
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RandomVanGloboii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, indeed my DA page is mainly about dragon literature so I regularly look for some quality dragon art to share with others
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:iconikexplosion:
ikexplosion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Artist
This is cute.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconikexplosion:
ikexplosion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Artist
You're welcome! :3
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DragonRam107 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what a wonderful piece! :D I like the description you put on this art ^^ well done!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I like to make a little extra effort for the descriptions- I knew someone would read one one day!
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I have to go to a dentist today and here I am, looking a ta picture of dentistry with giant drills and I even thought for a second that the guy in the front was going to explode something. So yeah. Nice illustration and thanks for making my dentist visit even more unpleasant :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh jeez. Sorry :P
...So how was it then?
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not fun, but I survived. For some reason the dentist heated up one of the metal tools with a lighter and did some voodoo magic in my mouth. Not sure what that was about and couldn't really ask at the time
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Bizzare. That's like post-apocalyptic level medical sterilization isn't it? Just stick it under a flame for a bit!
Well, at least it's over now eh
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AugustinasRaginskis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's weird, but they did the same heating thing on several occasions, so I assume it's part of the procedure in some way
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Loulin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvellous! :clap:

Not only is it a fun and engaging illustration with lots of colour and action. The caption is just as entertaining to read as well. The Pimm team has a quite a challenge there fixing that rotten tooth. I wonder what the audience in the distance is thinking about all this?
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They're just glad they're in the distance I think. :P
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Sandishy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute :) I love how they seem to try to keep it distracted as if they know theyre all in danger.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They ARE in danger! My dentist does the same thing. Works for him.
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Sandishy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! :D
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:iconsupershanko:
SuperShanko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
This is funnier than one could've imagine simply by saying 'dragon dentist'
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, mission accomplished then!
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MalyLis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
i laugh so loud :D amazing idea, perfect artstyle! :D
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconcrystallion12:
Crystallion12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Hahaha! This was wonderfully hilarious! Kudos to you, my friend- dragons forever! XD
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
High-five! 
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Crystallion12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Heheh XP
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KFC4Life Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
👌
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
La la la la 
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MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
The hand puppets make this whole scene.
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:iconspikedmcgrath:
SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They are vital.
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Vlad-Zhuk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
hah, cool!)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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