BROADENING THE HORIZONS OF DENTISTRY USING STEM CELLS

  • Amol Manoj Karande Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Private practitioner, Mumbai- India
  • Cherish Simon Vergeese Periodontist, Private practitioner, Mumbai-India
  • Rakshit Khandeparkar Oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Consultant, Apollo victor hospital, Goa-India
Keywords: Mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells, tooth engineering

Abstract

It is dentists' dream to achieve bone repair with predictability, but without donor site morbidity as well as reconstruction of injured or pathologically damaged complex dental structures, however, this will no longer be a dream as these are being made into a reality using stem cell science. Stem cell science is clearly an intriguing and promising area of science. Stem cells have been isolated from a variety of embryonic and adult tissues. Dental stem cells are multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) brought new enthusiasm among the researchers because of their easy accessibility, high quality and they don't pose the same ethical concerns and controversy in comparison with embryonic stem cells. This review article provides brief insights about stem cell basics, the state of art in human dental stem cell research and its possible impact on future dentistry. Even though most of these modalities are still in infancy, it is evident that the 21 st century dentist is going to play a critical role in the field of medicine. The aim of this article is to bring awareness among the dentists about the huge potential associated with the use of stem cells in a clinical setting, as well as proper understanding of related problems.

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Amol Manoj Karande, Cherish Simon Vergeese, Rakshit Khandeparkar. BROADENING THE HORIZONS OF DENTISTRY USING STEM CELLS. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 1 [cited 2021Oct.21];4(01):52-0. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/217
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