Wound healing and regenerative strategies

A. Nauta, G. C. Gurtner, M. T. Longaker

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Wound healing is a complex biological process that affects multiple tissue types. Wounds in the oral cavity are particularly challenging given the variety of tissue types that exist in close proximity to one another. The goal of regenerative medicine is to facilitate the rapid replacement of lost or damaged tissue with tissue that is functional, and physiologically similar to what previously existed. This review provides a general overview of wound healing and regenerative medicine, focusing specifically on how recent advances in the fields of stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and oral disease could translate into improved clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-549
Number of pages9
JournalOral Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult stem cells
  • Embryonic stem cells
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)


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