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Development of a Model to Evaluate Regenerative Endodontic Techniques Using Extract Human Teeth

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00595595
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kenneth Hargreaves, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Brief Summary:
Millions of teeth are saved each year by root canal therapy. Although current treatment modalities offer high levels of success for many conditions, an ideal form of therapy might consist of regenerative approaches in which diseased or necrotic pulp tissues are removed and replaced with healthy pulp tissue in order to revitalize teeth.

Condition or disease
Dental Pulp Regeneration Dental Pulp Diseases

Detailed Description:
The long term goal of this research project is to develop a method to regenerate dental pulp-like tissue as an alternative method to conventional root canal treatment. The objective of this study is to identify the methods necessary to regenerate dental pulp-like tissue in human teeth. We will collect small (~4X4mm) pieces of oral mucosa that are normally removed during surgical tooth extractions, isolate human postnatal progenitor/stem cells and, using an in vitro cell culture system, combined isolated cells with various scaffolds and test compounds to determine optimal conditions to differentiate pulp-like tissue (eg, odontoblasts, fibroblasts, endothelium, etc) grown in segments of human roots.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1080 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Development of a Model to Evaluate Regenerative Endodontic Techniques
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012



Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
extracted teeth 10ml of blood for DNA banking


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients presenting for surgical removal of impacted teeth
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pre-existing indication for surgical extraction of impacted teeth
  • Age 16-65

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ages less than 16 or over 65
  • No pre-existing indication for surgical extraction of impacted teeth

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00595595


Locations
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United States, Texas
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Kenneth M Hargreaves, DDS, PhD The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Responsible Party: Kenneth Hargreaves, Chair, Dept. of Endodontics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00595595    
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC20070149H
First Posted: January 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 17, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Kenneth Hargreaves, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
Dental Pulp
Regenerative Medicine
Odontoblasts
Stem Cells
Growth factor differentiation of stem/progenitor cells
Odontoblast-specific cell phenotypes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dental Pulp Diseases
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases