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Stem Cells in Dental Practice: Perspectives in Conservative Pulp Therapies

  • Luciano Casagrande1,*,
  • Letícia Grando Mattuella1
  • Fernando Borba de Araujo1
  • Jacques Eduardo1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.31.1.t744533472930135 Vol.31,Issue 1,January 2007 pp.25-27

Published: 01 January 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): Luciano Casagrande E-mail: lucianocasagrande@hotmail.com luciano.casagrande@gmail.com

Abstract

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the capacity to self-renew. They have been discovered in many adult tissues, including teeth. The Dental Pulp Stem Cells are involved in dentinal repair by activation of growth factors, released after caries process and have the ability to regenerate the dentin-pulp-like complex. The molecular/cellular research raises the possibilities to grow new tissues and biological structures for clinical application, providing cells for therapies including cell transplantation and tissue engineering.

Keywords

stem-cells – deciduous – teeth – pulp – therapies

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Luciano Casagrande,Letícia Grando Mattuella,Fernando Borba de Araujo,Jacques Eduardo. Stem Cells in Dental Practice: Perspectives in Conservative Pulp Therapies. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2007. 31(1);25-27.

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