Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 82--84

Stem cells and their application in dentistry: A review


Muraleedhara Bhat1, Praveen Shetty2, Subramanya Shetty1, Faizan A Khan1, Shabeeb Rahman1, Mallikarjuna Ragher3 
1 Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muraleedhara Bhat
Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575013, Karnataka
India

The use of the term “stem cells” dates back to the 1800s; however, the application of the same is still not completely understood. Recent advances have indicated the harvesting of postnatal stem cells from sources such as the dental pulp and fat. The pluripotent nature of these cells allows for use in various aspects of treatment and patient care such as organ and tissue transplantation, bony defects repair, distraction osteogenesis, cell therapies, gene therapy, and toxicology testing of new drugs. This article explores the various aspects involved, the current status, and future challenges of stem cell therapy in patient care and management.


How to cite this article:
Bhat M, Shetty P, Shetty S, Khan FA, Rahman S, Ragher M. Stem cells and their application in dentistry: A review.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2019;11:82-84


How to cite this URL:
Bhat M, Shetty P, Shetty S, Khan FA, Rahman S, Ragher M. Stem cells and their application in dentistry: A review. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];11:82-84
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