This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
The fee to view this course is $36.00. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The dental professional will play an important role in both the recovery and future use of stem cells in dental and medical regenerative and personalized therapies.
We now stand at the threshold of a potential revolution in medical treatment for diseases and disorders in which organs cease to function properly. Many other disorders, such as stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, cannot presently be treated by organ transplantation. Stem cell-based therapies are being investigated and many are at the clinical trial phase for the treatment of numerous conditions, including neurodegenerative conditions, liver disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and for nerve regeneration following brain or spinal cord injury. As these clinical studies continue to advance in the years ahead, it is widely accepted that in order to avoid autoimmune rejection from donor tissues, while simultaneously maximizing on therapeutic efficacy, stem cells will be used to generate a individualized treatment for a specific patient.
The emerging field of “Personalized Medicine” is a popular topic in the media and generally refers to new medical technologies derived from a patient’s own stem cells. Within the context of Adult Dental Stem Cells, recent findings and scientific research supports the therapeutic use of the extremely potent mesenchymal stem cells found within the healthy pulp of deciduous and permanent teeth, as well as other accessible tissues harvested from the oral cavity. Their use can be applied to a multitude of regenerative and personalized medical therapies. Stem cells will be used in dentistry for the regeneration of dentin and/or dental pulp, biologically viable scaffolds will be used for the replacement of orofacial bone and cartilage, and defective salivary glands will be partially or completely regenerated.
While the promise of the immense scope and magnitude that stem cell therapies will have upon the population will only be fully realized in the future, Dental Professionals know that the critical time to act is now. The available opportunities to recover and cryopreserve their patients’ dental stem cells will have the greatest future impact if seized while their patients are young and healthy.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Reznick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his Dental degree from Tufts University, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California, and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center. His special clinical interests are in the areas of facial trauma, jaw and oral pathology, dental implantology, sleep disorders medicine, laser surgery, and jaw deformities. He also has expertise in the integration of digital photography and 3-D imaging in clinical practice.
He frequently lectures at continuing education meetings, and has published articles in JADA, Journal of the California Dental Association, Oral Surgery-Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, DentalTown Magazine, CE Digest, and Gastroenterology. His advice and comments are frequently seen in Dentaltown Magazine and on the website Dentaltown.com. Dr. Reznick is one of the Founders of the website OnlineOralSurgery.com, which educates practicing dentists in basic and advanced oral surgery techniques. He is the Director of the Southern California Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in Tarzana, California. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Understand the basic science regarding the different types of stem cells
- Understand the various available sources of recovery for adult stem cells from within, and outside of, the oral cavity, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each source
- Understand the benefits of recovering and cryopreserving dental stem cells
- Understand the clinical relevance in recovering dental stem cells
- Understand the potential uses of dental stem cells and their role in regenerative therapies
Dr. Reznick declares having received an honorarium from StemSave, Inc. for this course.
* A high speed Internet connection to view this course is highly recommended, but not required. A dial up connection will cause pauses in the audio and slides to load up slowly.