Academic, practical and research teaching covering all aspects of the latest developments in regenerative dentistry including dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES cells, tooth bioengineering, the role of stem cells in tooth repair and regeneration. A major feature of the course is a research project carried out in one of our research labs and supported by practical demonstrations and evaluation of research publication.
Training in research methodologies and the critical evaluation of data.
Taught course on the very latest advances of stem cell research.
World renowned department.
Original research project.
Taught course elements include: Introduction to stem cells, ES and iPS, Dental stem cells, Endogenous dentine repair, Endodontic applications of stem cells, Whole tooth regeneration, Scaffolds and bone regeneration, Salivary gland regeneration, Periodontal ligament restoration, GMP cell culture.
Research and practical elements include a research project, practical demonstrations of dental pulp stem cell culture combined with critical evaluation of research methods and approaches in dental stem cell biology.
Examples of research projects:
Salivary gland stem cells
Stem cells in the middle ear and their role in homeostasis and repair
Development of replacement teeth: location of stem cell niches in a range of species
A chemical genetics screen for regulators of cranial muscle stem cells
Dental pulp stem cells in tooth repair
Exploring the relationship between surface free energy and osseointegration with modifiable ceramic coatings
Human Embryonic tooth mesenchymal cells and bio-tooth engineering
Periodontal tissue regeneration - evaluating different human dental stem cell populations
Neural crest stem cells and ossification of the mandible
Regenerative dentistry is for both dentists and biological scientists who desire to learn more about the latest advances in cell and molecule-based dentistry and also gain experience in carrying out laboratory-based, cutting-edge research in dental stem cell biology.
Course format and assessment
Written exam, practical tests and written reports, seminar presentation.