Where will today’s implant companies be tomorrow?

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This may not be absolutely critical to torquing down your implant practice today… but maybe tomorrow!!  While we look for the right surface, taper, strength, and alloy research is producing some very interesting results.  I always thought that stem cell application  would start by creating a graft site and then seating the cells within, then guiding the tooth to occlusion orthodontically.  It appears that at least some research has taken a different approach.  Dr. Jeremy Mao of Columbia University has developed a tooth shaped scaffold which can be impregnated with stem cells resulting in a completely formed tooth in nine months.  It’s in alpha testing now but makes me think of where the implant companies of today will be tomorrow? Read the full story here…


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