Journal of Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering

Journal of Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering

ISSN 2050-1218
Review

Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial Tissues – A Review

Amol Somaji Patil1*, Yash Merchant2 and Preethi Nagarajan3

*Correspondence: Amol Patil amolp66@yahoo.com

1. Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Mahrashtra, India.


Author Affiliations

2. Intern, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Mahrashtra, India.
3. Director, My Dentist, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

Engineering of craniofacial tissues would have a profound impact on various treatment strategies in dentistry. The role of mesenchymal stem cells in the formation of all craniofacial and dental structures has been well demonstrated. Stem cells from various craniofacial structures like dental epithelium, dental follicle, apical papilla, exfoliated deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament and dental pulp are readily accessible and have immense potential in craniofacial research for regenerative and tissue engineering applications. Various signalling molecules that pattern the morphogenesis of craniofacial tissues have been explored. This review article epitomises how dentistry should evolve and highlights the need for close partnerships between basic and clinical scientists.

Keywords: Tissue engineering, dentistry, stem cell, dental papilla, dental follicle, dental pulp stem cells

ISSN 2050-1218
Volume 2
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