Dr. Cameron Clokie is a compelling figure regarding regenerative medicine. The physician is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with experience in both clinical practice and academic dentistry. Dr. Clokie is also a scientist and a serial entrepreneur to boot.
As an academician, Dr. Clokie is a prolific contributor to the regenerative medicine field.
To this end, the doctor has published papers and made many presentations in Canada and internationally. Dr. Clokie claims ownership of over 25 U.S patents on regenerative medicine and bone healing; the number aptly shades light on his intense research work. Before he retired earlier this year, Dr. Clokie was a professor at the University of Toronto in charge of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Presently, Dr. Clokie is the Inc. CEO Induce Biologics Inc. The company, based in Toronto, Canada, is dedicated to providing revolutionary solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction.
However, Dr. Clokie’s interest in regenerative medicine dates back to when he worked under Dr. Marshall Urist, the scientist who discovered the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) essential in the performance of regenerative medicine procedures.
Dr. Clokie watched and learned as Dr. Urist used BMP to regrow long bones of the limbs. In 1999, Dr. Clokie became the first physician to use BMP to reconstruct a jaw bone. Over the years, Dr. Clokie amassed experience in regenerative medicine particularly its application to rebuild damaged musculoskeletal tissue.
Dr. Clokie advocates for regenerative medicine as opposed to traditional surgery in reconstructing a damaged jaw bone, and he has several reasons why he prefers the former.
A practical comparison of the two methods reveals that patients who opt for regenerative medicine do not only spend few hours in the operating theatre but also in the hospital. Read more: Cameron Clokie Believes Technology is Changing Dentistry For The Better
The procedures leave no physical scars, and patients who have undergone through it can resume their normal lives as soon as two weeks after the operation. However, patients who undergo traditional surgery spend several hours in the operating theater coupled with several days in the hospital. Read more: Cameron Clokie Believes Technology is Changing Dentistry For The Better
In fact, some patients who opt for traditional surgery end up in the intensive care unit (ICU) owing to complications that occur as a result of the process.