Journal of Oral Tissue Engineering

Perception Reform of Regenerative Medicine Research

Koichi IMAI

Department of Biomterials, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan

J Oral Tissue Engin 2016; 14(2): 114 - 119.

In the Japanese regenerative dental field, some original ideas were favorably evaluated, but many were a reworking of studies performed in other countries, and the contents were mostly combinations or slight modifications of preceding studies. It may be time to return to the starting point and reconsider the study objective. Various studies on regeneration have been performed in the regenerative dental field, but very few results have actually been clinically applied, and many new ideas have already been disregarded. To overcome this situation, studies based on original ideas not performed in other countries may be initially necessary to promote regenerative dental research in Japan.

Key words: ES cells, regenerative medicine, differentiation