Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (16H02682, 25253094)
Received: 28 September 2020
Accepted: 21 December 2020
First Online: 13 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Human deciduous teeth were collected from discarded clinical samples from healthy pediatric donors (5–7 years) in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Kyushu University Hospital. Human sample handling was approved by Kyushu University Institutional Review Board for Human Genome/Gene Research (Protocol Number: 393–01). We obtained written informed consent from the parents of each patient on behalf of the child donors. All experimental procedures in this study were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.