AAPD President Speaks to CNN.com
Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Susan Scutti of CNN.com for a story titled, "Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment?"
According to the article:
"American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry President Dr. Jade Miller explained that "it's critical that the nerve tissue in that pulp tissue, the nerve supply and blood supply, still remain intact and alive." Typically, the best baby teeth to harvest are the upper front six or lower front six -- incisors and cuspids, he said. For a child between 5 and 8 years of age, it's best to extract the tooth when there's about one-third of the root remaining, Miller said: "It really requires some planning, and so parents need to make this decision early on and be prepared and speak with their pediatric dentist about that."
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