The most well known type of stem cell storage is from umbilical cord blood which is a proven entity. The problem with umbilical cord blood is that it is a one time opportunity that once missed is forever past.
There is a better method of collecting higher quality and less mature stem cells that is minimally invasive and decreases pain and morbidity associated with third molar extractions.The developing third molar is barely under the surface of the gums and it is totally uncalcified.
The stem cells that will eventually form nerve cells, blood vessels, dentin, enamel, periodontal membranes, and over 26 different nerve receptors are easily collected within a couple of minutes.
Dr Shapira has been in negotiations with several companies to change how dental stem cell collections are done. He believes that the method used by StemSave is excellent for patients who have already missed the opportunity for early removal of wisdom teeth. He has also had meetings with the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,and numerous companies involved in dentistry and stem cell research.
Source: Times of the internet