Why Choose Store-A-Tooth?
Our mission is to provide the best possible dental stem cell banking service available. The Store-A-Tooth service combines industry-leading tooth transport, cryopreservation, and biorepository protocols and logistics. Our team has decades of experience in dentistry, scientific research and development, and healthcare management.
Our 10,000 sq. ft. facility is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, FDA registered and compliant, CLIA certified, and licensed by the Departments of Health in a number of states. Our lab has been preserving human tissues, blood, and stem cells for more than 10 years, with over 50,000 samples stored from 14 countries.
Save-a-Tooth is a tooth preservation and transport device that has been used for over 20 years, trusted by thousands of dentists, school nurses, athletic coaches and parents throughout the U.S. Save-A-Tooth is the only tooth transport device approved by the FDA and accepted by the ADA for transportation of knocked-out teeth for reimplantation. We selected the Save-a-Tooth device in order to provide the optimal way to transport your teeth, and the dental stem cells they contain, to our laboratory.
Store-A-Tooth uses bar-coding technology and proven software that has been used for years to manage hundreds of thousands of critical human samples all over the country.
The Store-A-Tooth team has decades of experience in dentistry, scientific research and development, and healthcare management
Store-A-Tooth offers two different service options; for the first, our "Whole Tissue Service", the cells are not cultured, expanded, or differentiated prior to cryopreservation. One benefit of this approach is that the tissue is preserved in as close as possible to its original state. Keep in mind, however, that the cells will almost certainly need to be expanded in culture at the time when they are used.
The second service option we offer is our "Cultured Cell Service", and as the name of the service indicates, in this case the cells are expanded in culture prior to cryopreservation. One advantage of this is that we can preserve the stem cells from even tiny starting samples that may be insufficient for the Whole Tissue Service. Some other advantages are that more cells are stored, and more extensive quality control is possible for this service.