Cameron Clokie is a surgeon, scientist and a shrewd entrepreneur. He has made massive contribution in the sector of oral and maxillofacial surgery. One of his successful stories is a 60-year old patient, Peter Russel, who has regrown 7 cm of bone on his lower right jaw.
In Canada, Peter is one of the eight patients who have successfully undergone bone regeneration surgery. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915
Cameron Clokie is the brain behind a technique used to reset the skeletal clock of the jaw; “coaxing bones to grow like they do in a newborn.” He uses a protein that can trigger adult stem cells into becoming bone tissue. Tissue regeneration procedures are performed at Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Presently, bone reconstructive surgery involves a painful procedure of picking bone, fat or muscle from one part of the body to fill other gaps. Another patient, Janine McFarlane, underwent the painful procedure to replace a 12 cm jaw tissue that she lost to benign tumor.
McFarlane did not qualify for the new method since her tumor had also infected the joint. This situation forced the surgeons to use a born carved from her chin to replace her jaw tissue.
The 20-year-old patient was taken in for another surgery using a bone from her hip to reconstruct her mandibles to enable implantation of false teeth. For Russel, Cameron carved a gel model in the shape of the missing jaw piece then filled in the gap. After five days, the gel began to dissolve when blood vessels started growing over the structure.
About Cameron Clokie
Cameron Clokie is a professor of oral maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., a company that seeks to deliver innovative solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction through regenerative medicine.
He is an alumnus of McGill University where he earned his DDS in 1985 and a PhD in bone regeneration related to interface development of dental implants. Read more: Toronto Dentist Cameron Clokie Talks Up New Technology Available to Oral Surgeons
Clokie, who is experienced in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has authored many publications. In addition, Cameron Clokie has delivered lectures on regenerative medicine locally and internationally. Notably, Clokie holds 25 US and international patents.