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Dentists fill cavities in roads - with plaster casts from their patients' jaws

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 May 2016

Angry about potholes in a Barnaul street, they use their dental expertise to mend holes.

'We wanted the holes to be repaired finally. We just decided to try it out.'  Picture here and below: Maxim Kuzmin

Social media pictures show the bizarre way the road was mended in the capital of Altai region. 

'There were no repairs on Zarinskaya Street, so we, the dentists of Barnaul, decided to help our road services and patched the potholes with plaster casts and models of teeth,' explained an announcement on Vkontake social media.

Potholes


Road repair


Road repair

'There were no repairs on Zarinskaya Street, so we, the dentists of Barnaul, decided to help our road services.' 

Dentist Maxim Kuzmin was aided by three lab assistants who claimed local repair services are toothless. 

'We wanted the holes to be repaired finally. We just decided to try it out,' he said. 'It is an environmentally friendly product. 

Maxim Kuzmin

Dentist Maxim Kuzmin was aided by three lab assistants who claimed local repair services are toothless.

'The gypsum will turn to dust. The moulds harden and turn into dust. We crashed it all down and made sure that it would not cause any harm.'

The dentists had been gathering the casts for six months. 

Comments (2)

Beware motorists car tyres, these teeth are about to bite you. Ouch!

Is that my Grandma's pair...there on the left?
Jaker, Dundalk
29/05/2016 10:37
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I love your resourcefulness....:-) There is an English expression, "necessity is the mother of invention". I wish you much success with your "invention". I hope it is helping you have smoother roads.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
26/05/2016 08:45
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