A team of researchers, led by Dr. Darnell Kaigler, an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, has successfully used a patient’s stem cells to regrow a portion of her jawbone.
"This was a novel procedure," Kaigler said. "It was performed under local anesthesia. The discomfort to her was minimal and healing time was significantly quicker compared to traditional bone grafting.
The team’s work is detailed in the latest monthly issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.