Stem cells, tissue engineering and periodontal regeneration

J. Han, D. Menicanin, S. Gronthos, P. M. Bartold

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The aim of this review is to discuss the clinical utility of stem cells in periodontal regeneration by reviewing relevant literature that assesses the periodontal-regenerative potential of stem cells. We consider and describe the main stem cell populations that have been utilized with regard to periodontal regeneration, including bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells and the main dental-derived mesenchymal stem cell populations: periodontal ligament stem cells, dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, stem cells from apical papilla and dental follicle precursor cells. Research into the use of stem cells for tissue regeneration has the potential to significantly influence periodontal treatment strategies in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalAustralian Dental Journal
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Jun 2014


  • Periodontium
  • bioactive materials
  • bone grafts
  • repair
  • scaffolds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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