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The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences

Abstract

Stem cell research is currently advancing in every area of medicine. New information about regenerating stem cells is being uncovered on a daily basis. An area of stem cells that has not been focused on until recently is the use of dental stem cells. The objective of this paper is to elucidate the most current research about dental stem cells. Much of what is discussed in this paper has not been implemented yet, and is still in clinical trials. Dental stem cells are important because they could be an alternative way of treating caries, performing root canals, and other traumas to teeth instead of the non-biomaterial currently used. Present research involving dental stem cells includes analyzing the differences between the five dental stem cells, testing out optimal in vitro conditions of dental stem cell proliferation, and implementing lasers in regeneration.

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