Concept of Stem Cells and Its Importance in Dentistry - A Review
Keywords:Cancer stem cell, Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Dental Follicle Stem Cell, Periodontal ligament stem cells, Dental Follicle Stem Cells, Totipotent cells
Scientist have tried for decades to understand cancer development in the context of therapeutic strategies.
The realization that cancers may rely on “cancer stem cell” that share the self-renewal feature of normal
stem cells has changed the perspective with regard to new approaches for treating the disease. Given their
unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes, heart
diseases etc. Dental stem cell (DSCs) are considered suitable candidates for cell-based treatment strategies
and tissue engineering applications. However, much work remains to be done in the laboratory and the
clinic to understand how to use these cells for cell-based therapies to treat disease which is also referred to
as regenerative or reparative medicine.