Dental Medicine

Regrowing dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth

In a clinical trial led by Songtao Shi of the School of Dental Medicine, stem cells extracted from baby teeth were used to regrow the living tissue in teeth damaged by injury. The promising findings highlight the potential of dental stem cells, which could be used in a wide range of dental procedures, or treating certain systemic diseases.

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Mentoring program introduces high school students to dentistry

The Summer Mentorship Program introduces first-generation and under-represented high school students in Philadelphia to higher education possibilities, including Penn Dental School's four-week immersion program that includes hands-on experience and mentorship with current dental students.

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Dentists Urged to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to Prevent Addiction

The School of Dental Medicine’s Elliot Hersh commented on Pennsylvania’s legal requirement that doctors screen patient histories for signs of opioid abuse. Hersh stated that for many dental patients over the counter pain relief can be just as effective.

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This Is What Killed Medieval Sultan Who Conquered Jerusalem During the Crusades

At Friday’s 25th annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference, the Perelman School of Medicine’s Stephen Gluckman announced that Sultan Saladin was most likely killed by typhoid. Gluckman came to the conclusion after ruling out plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, and malaria, which didn’t fit descriptions of Saladin’s symptoms.

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