Stem cells are the body's raw materials ¿ cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. In recent years, the field of dentistry has embossed its presence by taking major leaps in research and further bringing it into practice. The most valuable ongoing research in regenerative dentistry is the study on stem cells. It was instituted that stem cells grow rapidly and have the potential to form specialized dentin, bone, and neuronal cells. These neuronal cells can be used for dental therapies and can provide better treatment options for patients. The stem cells based therapies could help in new advances in treating damaged teeth, inducing bone regeneration and treating neural injury as well.
Author had done her graduation (B.D.S) from Maharana Pratap Dental College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and pursuing her Masters of Dental Surgery (M.D.S) from Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh (India).