As an Oral Surgeon, I must inform my patients that Stem cells can be taken from extracted teeth that may provide a cure for inherited and systemic diseases. With continued research and development of what diseases are caused in the DNA/RNA of our cells, it may be possible to take a stem cell from a previous dental extraction that can be altered and injected to cure a disease and save a life. We now know that stem cells taken from teeth can produce nerve, muscle, bone, liver, brain, heart, skin, ligaments and cartilage. Stem cells will change medicine as we know it.
Is this something that could benefit your family ready?
Why Preserve Dental Stem Cells | Potential Applications for Future Use
- Mesenchymal stem cells, or MSC’s are a highly important and heavily researched type of adult stem cell.
MSC’s can form into tissues such as bone, nerve, muscle, and blood vessels. They also help repair body tissue, and play an important role in healing by suppressing inflammation. Though located in a number of places in the body, mesenchymal stem cells can be found in especially high concentrations in the healthy pulp of teeth.
- Stem cells in recently extracted or exfoliating deciduous teeth, may be valuable in future medical treatments. Stem cells are a key ingredient in Regenerative Medicine, in which they are deployed to heal and replace tissue damaged by injury, disease, aging and congenital defects. Conditions like Type I Diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart disease, arthritis and traumatic brain injury are just some of the conditions currently being studied.
- Over time, even stem cells succumb to the environmental “insults” that age all of our cells.
Freezing cells in a youthful state preserves their future ability to generate replacement tissue and heal the body. The preservation of the stem cells in teeth coming out may be the last chance your family members have to preserve these cells non-invasively in a youthful state.
Please contact “Store-A-Tooth,” which is one of the premier companies for processing and storing tooth stem cells. They can take the stem cells from a tooth extraction that belongs to you or a family member and store it for a future transplantation to repair or replace the tissue or cells damaged.
Why Choose Store-A-Tooth? | Store-A-Tooth is the Industry Leader
Store-A-Tooth is one of the only companies in the dental stem cell banking industry that processes and stores your child’s stem cells in it’s own on-site managed laboratory facility.
Most companies are little more than marketing and sales agencies that rely on 3rd party laboratories to process and store your cells.
- Store-A-Tooth is a service of Provia Labs. We receive and process your sample directly in our Class 10,000 clean room in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These regulations are in place to assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities.
- At the core of our transport kit is the “Save-A-Tooth™” device, which is FDA approved and ADA accepted for transporting teeth for re-implantation. We also ship teeth overnight in an insulated shipper with freezer packs to maximize the quality of your cells.
- Store-A-Tooth offers advanced processing options for extracting and verifying the stem cells in your sample that go beyond the industry standard method used by our competitors.
How Does it Work?
Once you have made the decision to enroll, Store-A-Tooth will ship you a Tooth Collection Kit to submit your sample.
- The Tooth Collection Kit includes all the materials needed to protect and transport your sample overnight to our lab, and can store up to four teeth.
- If you have a scheduled extraction, simply bring this kit with you, and Store-A-Tooth will coordinate a courier pick up from the practice location. In the event your child is losing baby teeth, the kit can be overnighted directly from your home the day your child’s tooth comes out.
- Once the Tooth Collection Kit arrives at our on-site facility, we will process your sample, and issue a Certificate of Storage.
- Your stem cells will be maintained in a cryopreserved state at our facility until the day they are needed and issued to your healthcare provider.
“My dentist encouraged my 16 year old daughter to have her wisdom teeth removed in October. I learned of the Store-A-Tooth program in February. We missed our window of opportunity.
I would have appreciated the information either from the dentist or from the surgeon at the time of consultation. My daughter is an internationally adopted child that was abandoned. I have no biological family history. Though she is healthy in all respects, I also know that stem cell matches can be critical for cure in some diseases. It would have been especially important in her case where biological donors would not be an option for us.”
A recent study in the Journal of Dental Research indicating stem cells from teeth may someday produce a cure for diabetes offers renewed promise for her 15-year-old daughter, Alexa. For Alexa and the nearly one million Americans afflicted with type 1 or juvenile diabetes, Regenerative Medicine could mean a world of a difference.
“When I learned of the research being done around dental stem cells particularly in the area of diabetes, I was filled with hope for my daughter. As any parent of a child suffering from a chronic disease knows, hope sometimes comes from the most unlikely places, so it is important that we remain open to exploring promising, new discoveries like dental stem cells.”
Georgia Spiropoulos is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and a speaker at the Children With Diabetes conferences.
Claudia is the mother of 10-year old daughter, Gabriella, who was born with a congenital heart defect. Claudia learned of the defect while her daughter was in utero, and was so focused on delivering a healthy baby that by the time she thought to store her cord blood – a source for viable stem cells – it was too late.
Years later, Claudia learned of the advanced research that shows dental pulp contains stem cells that could one day play a role in treating serious conditions like the one affecting her daughter.
“I felt like I’d been given a second chance to store Gabriella’s stem cells and hope that someday these stem cells can be used for heart tissue regeneration. Medicine is changing, and I want Gabriella to be ready if future treatments are developed.” - Claudia Vigorito
Claudia has since banked four of her daughter’s teeth and feels empowered knowing she has taken action to be prepared for the future of stem cell therapies.
For more Patient Testimonials, visit www.store-a-tooth.com/parent-perspectives.
To learn more, contact a Store-A-Tooth Patient Educator at (877) 867-5753 or visit www.store-a-tooth.com.