USC-led researchers use stem cells to regenerate parts of teeth 
Los Angeles, CA., Dec.20, 2006A multi-national research team headed by USC School of Dentistry researcher Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD, has successfully regenerated tooth ro ot and supporting periodontal ligaments to restore tooth function in a swine (an animal) model.

‘SameDay Smile(R)’ Developed By MDTV Select(R) Dental Implant Expert, Robert A. Levine, DDS of Philadelphia Replaces … 
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — (MDTV(R)) — For many patients, getting dental implants means multiple visits with a 3-6 month wait before you have your new teeth. MDTV Select(R) Periodontist, Robert A.

Stem Cell Technique Could Help Kids Avoid Root Canal 
THURSDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — The promise of stem cells may someday help kids say goodbye to the dreaded root canal, scientists report. A new, less-invasive treatment leaves the soft inner pulp intact, allowing the young tooth’s stem cells to continue tooth formation.

Biomet to Be Bought by Equity Group for $10.9 Billion (Update6) 
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) — Biomet Inc., the maker of artificial hips and knees that put itself up for sale in April, agreed to be acquired for $10.9 billion by a private equity group including Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

United Concordia Dental PPO Plans Include Dental Implant Crown Coverage as a Standard Benefit Beginning in 2007 
National dental insurer United Concordia announced today that effective January 1, 2007, it will begin covering single implant crowns for new and existing members whose dental preferred provider organization benefit plans include standard crown coverage.

SCIENCE NEWS 
For Christmas, a few miniature pigs in a University of Southern California lab got new roots for their front teeth, courtesy of stem cells from human teeth.

Stem Cell Technique Could Help Kids Avoid Root Canal 
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — The promise of stem cells may someday help kids say goodbye to the dreaded root canal,…

Stem cells may be used to regenerate parts of teeth 
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): Researchers at USC School of Dentistry have successfully regenerated tooth root, and supporting periodontal ligaments to restore tooth function in an animal model. Dr. Songtao Shi and his colleagues utilised stem cells harvested from the extracted wisdom teeth of adults for creating sufficient root and ligament structure to support a crown restoration. They claim that …

USC-led researchers use stem cells to regenerate parts of teeth 
Los Angeles, CA., Dec.20, 2006-A multi-national research team headed by USC School of Dentistry researcher Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD, has successfully regenerated tooth root and supporting periodontal ligaments to restore tooth function in an animal model.