Dental Stem Cells in Research and Practice

Majeski, Jean
September 2009
Access;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p24
The article focuses on the benefits and applications of dental stem cells for dental hygiene practice and research. It mentions various types of stem cells including embryonic and somatic stem cells, and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. It gives an overview of the history of the development of dental stem cells and their potential use in the treatment of diseases including Parkinson's. Also discussed is the future of dental stem cells research and dental hygienists' role in it. INSETS: Nondental Stem Cells for Dental Applications;How Stem Cells Are Extracted from Banked Tissue.


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