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Research by Pam Yelick and Recent Sackler Alum Liz Smith Highlighted

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Pam Yelick and Liz Smith tackle dental problems that pose significant health issue currently affecting millions of people worldwide.
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In the article Bioengineered Tooth Buds Exhibit Features of Natural Tooth Buds Pamela Yelick, a Sackler faculty member in the Genetics and CMDB programs and Elizabeth Smith, a former PREP trainee and recent CMDB PhD graduate have explored new methods to create bioengineered tooth buds. This is the first report that describes the use of postnatal dental cells to create bioengineered tooth buds that exhibit evidence of these features of natural tooth development, pointing to future bioengineered tooth buds as a promising, clinically relevant tooth replacement therapy.

Read more about Drs. Yelick and Smith.