Dental stem cells are stem cells found in the pulp of teeth.
Dental stem cells have the potential to form connective tissues such as bone, tendons, muscles, fat, and nerves as well as liver and pancreatic cells.
Collection of dental stem cells is easy, painless, quick and has no ethical complications.
Unlike umbilical cord blood cells which have to be immediately collected at birth, dental stem cells are derived from milk teeth. Because there are 20 viable milk teeth that can be used for collecting stem cells, the chances of finding viable stem cells is higher as compared to other sources of stem cells.
Dental stem cells can be obtained easily and painlessly.
There are 20 milk teeth. Hence each child has 20 chances.
Dental stem cells are non controversial adult mesenchymal stem cells that have the potential to regenerate bone, muscle, nerve, cartilage, fat and teeth.
Application of dental stem cells Dental stem cells have the following potential:
To repair bone damaged by disease or trauma
To repair damaged muscle eg. Myocardial infarction- repair damaged heart muscle and help improve heart function
To repair damaged neuronal tissue eg. Stroke- damaged cerebral tissue can be repaired, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
Type 1 Diabetes- A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research showed that stem cells from teeth can produce insulin in a glucose responsive manner – early research which means dental stem cells might one day play a role in treating type 1 diabetes.
Grow new teeth thereby eliminating the need for false teeth
'Store Your Cells' is India's first dental stem cell bank.
Store Your Cells and its laboratory is owned by dentists and scientists. We know what we are doing !
Our laboratory is based in the USA.
Our laboratory's processing and quality control procedures follow the strictest standards in stem cell banking and are AABB accredited (American Association of Blood Banks), FDA registered and compliant, CLIA certified, and licensed by the Department of Health in NY, MA,CA.
Our objective is to provide parents with an opportunity to store their children's stem cells in a world class facility which is provided by our laboratory in the USA.