Dr. Cameron Clokie, a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto, led a medical research team to develop a technique to make bones grow just as it happens among newborn babies. In 2017, Clokie and colleague surgeons used the pioneering technique to reset a patient’s jaw skeletal clock.
60-Year Old Patient gets a Chiselled Jawline
Applying the technology that grows bones anew, Dr. Clokie, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, helped a 60-year old, Mr. Russel, acquire a new seven centimeters right jawbone. Mr. Russel lost the jawbone after suffering from benign tumor way back in 2003. Russel can now go about his life comfortably after receiving the revolutionary treatment.
A Legendary Toronto Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Cameron Clokie graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1985. In 1990, Clokie completed specialty training in bone regeneration. In 1992, he qualified in interfacing dental implants at McGill University.
As an established oral and maxillofacial surgery, Cameron Clokie invites a lot of interest because of his innovative ways to surgically manage jaws. Institutions and patients seek Cameron all the time as a teacher and clinician. To his name, there are several authoritative publications on oral healthcare and maxillofacial surgery. Clokie is also a renowned international lecturer on bone regeneration, the future of dentistry at universities.
Cameron Clokie and Regenerative Medicine in Canada
Cameron Clokie uses protein to transform human stem cells into bone tissues. “Our regenerative medicine technique resembles the embryonic state of bone generation,” explains Dr. Clokie. ”The bones we regrow bones are identical to the ones the patient lost.”
While reconstructing Russel’s jaw, Clokie applied a growth protein on to gel, which after liquefying in a freezer and solidifying in warm temperatures, was modeled into Russel’s missing jaw. Dr. Clokie was part of a 19-hour surgical operation to grow a 12 centimeters bone to replace jaw tissue in a Canadian female patient, Ms. McFarlane, an up and coming singer, using a bone carved out of the shin. In January 2018, Cameron and other surgeons will use tissue from Ms. McFarlane’s hip to develop a mandible and synthetic implant teeth.