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Periodontal Regeneration With Human Stem Cells

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For patients with periodontal disease, mesenchymal stem cells hold promise for restoring the periodontium to its original architecture and function.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the various types and sources of human stem cells, and their potential application in periodontal regenerative therapy.
  2. Describe the concept of tissue engineering, and the factors that influence periodontal regeneration.
  3. Explain why the use of dental tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells holds particular interest and promise in this field.

This course was issued in the January 2019 issue and expires 1/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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