Dr. Songtao Shi, a pediatric dentist at the U.S. National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, discovered and published that primary teeth contained stem cells, and that those cells contained special properties. He named these cells SHED: Stem cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth. The stem cells found in these teeth have unusually high proliferation rates, are found in relatively high abundance, are capable of many population doublings, and are able to differentiate into neuronal clusters. Shi identified adipocytes, osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and mesenchymal stem cells present in this pulp material. These stem cells have been researched intensively and they have been clinically proven to help repair tissue damage, grow bone and cartilage suitable for transplant, repair spinal cord injury, and numerous other medical benefits. Isolation and storage of these stems cells from children’s primary teeth would allow for adult therapeutic treatments. A non-invasive, non-controversial service like this would provide a family with a peace of mind, as well as a powerful medical resource for the future. (usbioeden.com)
BioEDEN is the world’s first international biobank company to collect, assess, and cryogenically store living tooth cells from deciduous baby teeth. BioEDEN is registered by the FDA and trained by Dr. Shi and partners from the National Institute of Health. We, at Edward Jang, D.D.S. & Associates, are pleased in becoming a leading provider of BioEDEN Tooth Cell banking service. We are happy to offer this service to our patients, and if you like any additional information, please visit BioEDEN’s website at usbioeden.com or feel free to ask any of our staff.