Published online Jun 26, 2015. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v7.i5.839
Peer-review started: October 27, 2014
First decision: January 20, 2015
Revised: April 2, 2015
Accepted: April 16, 2015
Article in press: April 20, 2015
Published online: June 26, 2015
Core tip: Human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) have shown a potentiality for the treatment of various human diseases including dental related problems. The review will overview the information about DPSCs, their isolation, cellular and molecular characterization, differentiation into various types of cells and their applications in regenerative therapies for various diseases. This review will be most useful for postgraduate dental students as well as the scientists working in the field of oral pathology, oral medicine and regenerative medicine.