Cameron Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, scientist and entrepreneur. Dr. Clokie is also a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto. One of the notable things that Dr. Clokie has done is use a protein on eight patients for bone regeneration of the jaw.
The protein used on adult stem cells to turn into bone tissue. This results in bones to grow and the jaw to be reset. This is a technique that Dr. Clokie as the head of oral and maxillofacial surgery is known as a pioneer in the field at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Clokie has said of the procedure it is near the embryonic state of bone generation and the one patient this procedure has been a success the jawbone he lost has grown identical to the one that was damaged.
In another case, a twenty-year-old woman had a benign tumor that swelled the right side of the jaw. If it had been untreated it would have resulted in a rare aggressive condition of jaw tissue growth.
This is a dangerous condition called ameloblastoma that can affect the airways and result in choking the patient followed by death. First, the woman underwent surgery and because of lost jaw tissue, she became another patient of this technique.
Due to the Cameron Clokie’s approach to surgical procedures and jaw regeneration he is highly sought after. He has lectured and has many publications in the field including oral health and dentistry.
Dr. Clokie earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1985. He then went on to a specialty type of training 1990 and went on to earn his doctorate to become a Ph.D. in 1992 at McGill University. This specialty was related to bone regeneration with dental implants.
Cameron Clokie was named the head of oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1998 and later professor at the University of Toronto of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Clokie remained in these positions until he retired from academics in 2017.
As an entrepreneur, he is the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. This is a company focused on regenerative medicine and solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction. Dr. Clokie has held board positions or scientific advisory board positions for several companies during his career.
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