Tooth Extraction By Drone
The practical applications of multi-copter drones seem to expand every day (to the consternation of air regulators) but it's doubtful anyone saw "drone dentistry" coming. Eight-year-old Adam Swan, of Dublin, Ireland had a tooth extracted by an unmanned aerial system and he was an enthusiastic participant. "It's out, it's out!" Adam yelled as the drone operated by his father Malcolm rose about 20 feet AGL and yanked the string tied around the younger Swan's obviously loose baby tooth.
His dad did put some effort into showing that the tooth was ready to come out and that no eight-year-olds were harmed in the production of the now-viral video. The Swans weren't the first, however (and will almost certainly not be the last). Based on the background of the second video (below), it looks like a southern U.S. family discovered the dental extraction capabilities of drones about eight months ago. Jaden, a boy about the same age as Adam, confirmed for the camera that the tooth departure method was "my idea."