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Stem Save: You May Play a Role in Saving a Life

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments

stem saveWe now know that stem cells can be extracted from teeth, which means that your dental practice can become a resource for patients to conveniently save and professionally store the cells that could one day save their lives. Stem cells are still being researched, but what we understand for certain is that they can be used to generate virtually any type of human cell. So stem cells can help patients recover from life-threatening injuries and systemic diseases. As they relate to oral issues, stem cells can be used to regenerate bone, cartilage, and salivary glands.

Traditionally, stem cells are harvested from the placenta when a person is born, though they may also be taken from bone marrow or fat tissue. However, dental-derived stem cells are the most convenient to acquire and extract. When a child has a loose tooth or a person will have an extraction performed (like for orthodontics or of third molars), the dentist simply removes the tooth and prepares it for submission to the StemSave labs. StemSave provides special canisters for you to store and ship the tooth to their facilities. Then they will extract the stem cells and store them for your patient.

Visit StemSave online to order your info kit and to learn more:

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