Stem Cells obtained traditionally were either embryonic in origin or from adult tissue which Included both ethical concerns as well as invasive methods. Stem cells derived from teeth are Simple to obtain and less invasive. In recent times tooth banks have emerged which will be an easy way to store one’s own stem cells. Stem cells can be easily obtained from deciduous teeth and third molars as a result of exfoliation or extraction of impacted teeth. These teeth can be stored for treatment of future diseases by using regenerative procedures. In addition, these cells have minimum risk of rejection. Stem cells from younger teeth have better potential for regeneration. This review will outline the recent trends in stem cells from human teeth and their banking1.
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Rekha Kumari. Stem Cell. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(4):443-446. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00107.2