Application of stem cells in oral science: A literature review

Alessandra Lucchese, R. Botta, C. Lucchese, S. Croce, M. Marcolina, M. Manuelli

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The objective of this work was to provide a review of the literature on studies of stem cells and their potential applications in dental practice. Research included every article published between 2000 and 2018 in PubMed PMC, Scopus, Cochrane Trial Library, and Web of Science databases featuring the keywords: regenerative dentistry, stem cells, tissue engineering. Papers that did not directly address the subject were excluded. Emphasis was given to scientific studies that showed possibilities of stem cell therapy in the oral and maxillofacial region. The methodological quality of selected papers was scored using the “Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care Criteria for Grading Assessed Studies” (SBU) method. Two review authors independently assessed eligibility, extracted data and verified the quality of the studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Regenerative dentistry
  • Stem cells
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cancer Research


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