Dental Stem Cells
Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) are similar to DPSCs in the sense that they are both derived from the dental pulp, but SHED is derived from baby teeth, whereas DPSCs are derived from adult teeth. SHED is a population of multipotent stem cells that are easily collected, as deciduous teeth either shed naturally or are physically removed in order to facilitate the proper growth of permanent teeth. These cells can differentiate into osteocytes, adipocytes, odontoblasts, and chondrocytes in vitro. Recent work has been shown the enhancement of
proliferative capabilities SHED when compared with that of dental pulp stem cells.