Dr. Cameron Clokie is an innovative scientist, entrepreneur, and surgeon. It is not often that all three of those traits come together in one individual, and it has been exciting to see how Dr. Cameron Clokie’s career unfolds. Read more: Cameron Clokie DDS, Ph.D.: Executive Profile & Biography
Dr. Cameron Clokie is considered a leader in the oral and maxillofacial surgery fields. His is a practicing surgeon, and has also contributed to the research and academia related to the study of the jaw by writing papers and teaching as a professor.
He was also asked to be the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Clokie earned his doctorate from McGill in 1992, and specialized in bone regeneration as it applies to interface development of dental implants.
Several years ago, Dr. Cameron Clokie began offering his patients a new option when it came to reconstructive jaw surgery. The procedure that he was offering was bone regeneration using stem cells. His break-through surgeries were recognized as a significant mile-stone in the field of reconstructive surgery. Dentists and Oral surgeons used to use bone from animals, or take tissue and bone from other places of a body in order to rebuild a damaged jaw.
But with the new technique offered by Dr. Cameron Clokie, the jaw could regenerate much like a baby grows when it is young. This leads to many possibilities for patients suffering from loss of jawline or facial dis figuration.
How did Dr. Clokie discover that these bones could grow in such a way? Researchers have been trying to regenerate tissue for a long time, but had not succeeded in quite the way that Dr. Clokie did. Dr. Clokie and his teams at Tornoto General Hospital and Mount Saini Hospital used proteins that can coax adult stem cells into becoming bone cells.
The stem cells have the possibility of becoming any kind of cell. With the use of proteins, Dr. Clokie was able to influence them to become the kind of cell the patient needed.
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