Dental stem cell research has shown that DPSCs are a promising source of cells for numerous and varied regenerative medicine applications. Their natural function is in the production of odontoblasts to create reparative dentin support applications in dentistry in the regeneration of tooth structures. However, they are also being investigated for the repair of tissues outside of the tooth.
Clinical trials and research are currently focused on bio-engineered teeth, corneal repair, Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal cord injury, dental pulp regeneration in injured teeth, graft-versus-host disease, tissue engineering, wound healing, and bone and dental regeneration.
For a list of research papers involving dental stem cells and Mesenchymal stem cells in general, please click here.