STEM CELLS: A HOPE IN NEW ERA OF DENTISTRY
Dr. Jaya Singla, Dr. Neeraj Bansal and *Dr. Monika Mehta
Stem cells are particularly important for developing innovative technologies for tissue engineering strategies to regenerate or replace damaged, diseased or missing tissues and even organs by in vitro cell manipulation and design of the extracellular environment. . Stem cells residing in the orofacial region have been classed as the Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) /Adult stem cells (ASCs)/Tissue stem cells (TSCs). Clinical trials about jaw bone regeneration applied in dental areas such as implantology using stem cells and tissue engineering strategies have demonstrated positive results. Emerging stem cell technologies and the requirements of alveolar ridge augmentation associated with implant dentistry have expanded the clinical concept to include stem-cell-based regeneration. Furthermore, ‘‘dental stem cell banking’’ is already on the market for possible future use in regenerative therapies. The aim of the present review is to explain the different kinds and sources of stem cells from a clinical perspective in dentistry.
Keywords: Stem cells, Dentistry, Implants.
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