Dr. Jeremy Mao, StemSave’s Chief Science Advisor presented at the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL this past week.
Dr Mao, DDS, PhD, a leading stem cell researcher and co-head of Columbia University's Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, discussed several recent advances in stem cell dental treatments and the likely impact stem cells will have on the practice of dentistry.
To view a full list of Dr. Jeremy Mao's research presentations at the AADR annual meeting, as well as other similar research, click here.
Beyond the world of dentistry, the regenerative properties of stem cells are being used to treat many forms of trauma, genetic conditions, degeneration, disease and natural aging. As these therapies continue to develop, access to your own mesenchymal stem cells becomes increasingly important.
A valuable population of mesenchymal stem cells can be readily obtained from the dental pulp in teeth. Dental pulp stem cell acquisition can be accomplished by preserving a shed baby tooth in a timely manner or coordinating with your dentist to obtain the stem cells from a wisdom tooth upon extraction. Once the stem cells from dental pulp of teeth have been properly preserved, they would be available to the patient to use in a potentially broad range of regenerative treatments to address a wide variety of disease, trauma and injury such as Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury, burns, heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
The era of regenerative medicine is now.