May 3, 2011
By Christine Taxin – from Dental IQ
In 2000, scientists at the NIH (NIDCR) discovered stem cells in teeth. These “dental” stem cells have already been used to regenerate alveolar bone and treat periodontal disease in human clinical studies. These are adult stem cells, not controversial embryonic stem cells. Dental stem cells are also being studied for the potential to treat a range of diseases outside of dentistry including cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury,and more. In 2011,scientists showed that dental stem cells from baby teeth can be used to generate islet-like cells that produce insulin in response to glucose — something all of your diabetic patients and families should know about.
Incorporate dental stem cell banking into your everyday practice
Using Store-A-Tooth is simple. We provide your practice with materials and support your team needs for patient education to deliver the highest quality dental stem cell service available today.
On the day of the procedure, place the removed teeth into our FDA-approved and ADA-accepted device. This goes into a Tooth Transport Kit and is transported overnight to our laboratory, where the cells are collected and stored. Your normal workflow experiences minimal impact. Training is simple, and we’re here to answer your questions.