Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58--63

Stem cell therapy in oral and maxillofacial region: An overview


PM Sunil1, R Manikandhan2, MS Muthu3, S Abraham4 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Rajah Mutiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meeanakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyil, India
3 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India
4 Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
P M Sunil
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Rajah Mutiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Sunil P M, Manikandhan R, Muthu M S, Abraham S. Stem cell therapy in oral and maxillofacial region: An overview.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2012;16:58-63


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Sunil P M, Manikandhan R, Muthu M S, Abraham S. Stem cell therapy in oral and maxillofacial region: An overview. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];16:58-63
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