• Users Online: 102
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-51

Stem cells: A boon in dentistry


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K.V.G. Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K.V.G. Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Al Hilal Hospital, Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Shri Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swami Devi Dayal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Deepika
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, K.V.G. Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.154654

Rights and Permissions

In recent years, there has been a remarkable interest in stem cells within the dental and medical community mainly because of their capability of self-renewal and multiple lineage differentiation. Due to its multipotent properties, stem cells have been employed in the regeneration of body parts and curing various diseases. Stem cells have been isolated from oral and maxillofacial region including tooth, gingiva, periodontium and oral mucosa. Stem cell research and therapy may be used as an alternative to current conventional methods of restoring tooth and craniofacial defects. The objective of this literature review is to provide an overview of the different types of stem cells and their origin and characteristics features and its applications in dentistry. The literature search included PubMed, other indexed journals, and online material.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2168    
    Printed38    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded243    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal