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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2012 Jan;16(1):58-63. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.92975.

Stem cell therapy in oral and maxillofacial region: An overview.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Rajah Mutiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, India.

Abstract

Cells with unique capacity for self-renewal and potency are called stem cells. With appropriate biochemical signals stem cells can be transformed into desirable cells. The idea behind this article is to shortly review the obtained literature on stem cell with respect to their properties, types and advantages of dental stem cells. Emphasis has been given to the possibilities of stem cell therapy in the oral and maxillofacial region including regeneration of tooth and craniofacial defects.

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Oral and maxillofacial region; stem cell marker; stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth; tooth regeneration

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