Open Access Review Article Article ID: SSCRT-1-104

    Stem Cells in the Oral Cavity

    Luciano Silva*

    Stem cells have emerged in the health area as a promise for the healing of damaged tissues and replacement of organs. With their capacity of self-renewal and clonogenity, as well as their ability to  develop into many different cell types in the body, their potential seems to be unlimited, serving as a kind of cell stock for any cellular need in the human body. Nevertheless, their potential for odontology also  seems to be promising for the simple possibility of tooth reconstruction and the reestablishment of shape and function. The aim of this review is to main sites in the oral cavity where these cells can be collected.

    Keywords: Dental stem cells; Periodontal ligament stem cells; Stem cells from human-exfoliated deciduous teeth; Stem cells from apical papilla; Mesenchymal stem cells

    Published on: Dec 31, 2015 Pages: 12-16

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/sscrt.000004
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