Journal article

Stem cells and the dental pulp: potential roles in dentine regeneration and repair

AJ Sloan, AJ Smith

Oral Diseases | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

The dentine-pulp complex displays exquisite regenerative potential in response to injury. The postnatal dental pulp contains a variety of potential progenitor/stem cells, which may participate in dental regeneration. A population of multipotent mesenchymal progenitor cells known as dental pulp stem cells with high proliferative potential for self-renewal has been described and may be important to the regenerative capacity of the tissue. The nature of the progenitor/stem cell populations in the pulp is of importance in understanding their potentialities and development of isolation or recruitment strategies, and allowing exploitation of their use in regeneration and tissue engineering. Variou..

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