In a follow-up study, stem cells from teeth were found to provide a viable and stable repair mechanism for mandibular bone defects. Three years after the clinical trial was initiated, the bone is still functioning properly.
As Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala, states, “Dental pulp is an interesting source of ready-to-use stem cells to treat bone defects. The finding that these cells regenerate compact bone in the mandible indicates a potential role in the treatment of oral cancer”.
This novel therapy is yet another example of advancements taking place in regenerative medicine and, more specifically, the potential for dental pulp stem cells to be utilized in a broad range of therapies. To learn more about the utility of dental pulp stem cells in emerging regenerative therapies and to learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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