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Summer 8-12-2021


regenerative dentistry, mesenchymal stem cells, biomaterials, periodontitis, bone loss, systemic health, endodontic regeneration, periodontal regeneration, biology, clinical dentistry, Egypt


The conventional current procedures targeting the periodontal treatment for the diseased teeth and gums are based on arresting the destruction of these supporting structures and limiting the number of bacteria present. However, an ideal treatment would be regenerative in nature and should be accompanied with the reconstruction of these periodontal tissues back to normal. The application of Regenerative Dentistry is achieved through using the concept of cell and molecular biology to empower dental treatments that target a repair process for oral tissues instead of utilizing synthetic materials. One of the main applications of this concept is adult tissue-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), which are characterized by their remarkable capability of self-renewal and differentiation into multiple lineages. The trend started by tissue engineering in collaboration with growth factors and gene therapy is the only open-ended window of research that carries winds of hope to render such difficult tissue defects treatable.


Dentistry | Medicine and Health Sciences


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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