New insights into and novel applications of release technology for periodontal reconstructive therapies.

@article{Chen2011NewII,
  title={New insights into and novel applications of release technology for periodontal reconstructive therapies.},
  author={Fa-Ming Chen and Ying Hui An and Rong Zhang and Min Zhang},
  journal={Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={92-110}
}
Periodontitis, an almost ubiquitous disorder in the adult population, induces the breakdown of tooth-supporting apparatus which, unfortunately, has an extremely limited capacity for self-repair and regeneration. The recent discovery of progenitor/stem cells residing in the periodontium, however, raises the possibility of restoring damaged periodontal tissues by recruiting their latent regenerative potential. Within the reparative process, stem cell fates may be influenced by a number of… CONTINUE READING