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Stem cells

  1. 1. Informative Speech By Denise Resen
  2. 2.  First: What are Dental Stem Cells  Second: What benefits are derived from Dental Stem Cells  Third: How are Dental Stem Cells harvested and stored  Fourth: When will this new technology be available
  3. 3.  I have worked in dental field since 1973  Many articles recently in dental journals regarding the discovery and uses of Dental Stem Cells  Stem cells from placenta in the news; very controversial  Ethical issues  Women having babies to use the placenta for stem cell harvesting.
  4. 4.  Dental Stem Cells are preserved for future use to treat diseases  Less ethical and controversial considerations than stem cells harvested from the placenta  Ease of harvesting stem cells from teeth  Deters women from having a baby just to use the placenta/embryonic cells to harvest stem cells  The way of the future
  5. 5.  Dental stem cells were discovered in dental pulp in the year 2000.  Stem cells are immature, unspecialized cells.  Stem Cells are able to differentiate into specialized cell types.
  6. 6.  Using one’s own cells reduces the chances of infection or rejection of donor cells.  Banking dental stem cells offer the patient an alternative to the more invasive and ethically controversial sources of banking stem cells.  Ease of access; dental stem cells are the most accessible stem cells.
  7. 7. Used to treat:  Parkinson’s Disease  Alzheimer’s  Autoimmune Disease  Cardiovascular Disease  Regenerative Therapy (spinal or brain injury)  Diabetes  Many more uses are being discovered with continued research.
  8. 8.  Dental stem cells are harvested from pulp tissue of a newly extracted tooth.  Stem cells within the pulp at the apex (end of the root) of developing teeth are a valuable source of very proliferative stem cells.
  9. 9.  Research shows that cells can be preserved under cryopreservation.  Stored cells have the ability to differentiate and proliferate.  Dental professionals can now assist their patient with recovering and banking their dental stem cells.
  10. 10.  Several companies currently offer collection and cryopreservation services through dental offices.  Kits are currently available to collect and transport harvested tissue samples from the dental office.
  11. 11.  Dental Stem Cells are unspecified cells; cells that designated to regenerate growth of human tissues.  Dental Stem Cells are stored for future use to treat diseases or tissue regeneration.  Dental Stem Cells are harvested from a newly extracted tooth.  Ease of storage in kits provided at the dental clinic; technology is now available.
  12. 12.   Spolarich, A. E., 2009. The cell revolution. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7(1):30-33. Spolarich, A. E., 2009. The regenerative process. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7 (2):38-41. Giannobile, W., 2007. A paradigm shift. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 5 (4): 14-15.