4th Asia Pacific Congress & Expo on Dental and Oral Health
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Title: Genetic implications of supernumerary teeth for tooth regeneration
Biography: Boyen Huang
Replacing missing teeth with approaches other than dental prosthetics has become a focus in dental research over the decade. The non-prosthetic approaches proposed included scaffold-based tooth regeneration, cell pellet engineering, gene-manipulated tooth regeneration and inductive formation of the third dentition. Although supernumerary teeth have been considered as a dental disease or a sign of genetic disorders, recent research in formation of supernumerary teeth implied a pathway to tooth regeneration. Using murine models, several genes relevant to the mechanisms were identified. The presenter will outline research findings of his team and other colleagues and suggest a potential direction of future molecularly targeted therapy to replace missing teeth.
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