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Why Cameron Clokie is a Key Figure in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Canada

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Cameron Clokie is a Canadian entrepreneur, surgeon, and scientist who currently works at Induce Biologics as CEO. Induce Biologics is a medical company whose services majorly focus on musculoskeletal reconstruction.

Work and Education Background

Clokie is a licensed oral and maxillofacial surgeon by profession. For the last thirty years, his career revolved around clinical practice and academic dentistry. He also served as a member of a number of scientific advisory boards. In 1998, he was given the honorary title of Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He also served as University of Toronto’s professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery until he retired in 2017.

His publications, which are themed on bone reconstruction and regenerative medicine, have appeared in several Canadian and international medical journals. He currently holds 25 U.S. and international patents in bone healing medical practices.

He earned these patents for his ability to develop strategic partnerships with enterprises accurately. The patents also represent his exceptional talent in transferring knowledge to commercially viable businesses.

Cameron Clokie’s Bone Coaxing Technique

Cameron Clokie is the pioneer of a bone coaxing technique that is adopted in modern bone reconstruction procedures. The technique is aimed at resetting the skeletal clock of the jaw to grow as it does in newborn babies. According to Clokie, the technique is derived from the bone generation processes in embryos.

Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital are among the hospitals that offer bone reconstruction procedures in Canada. These medical institutions have set a foundation for modern surgical procedures in this field. Clokie was recently praised for treating a patient with a large tumor in the jaw. It took him 4 hours to remove the tumor from the patient’s jaw.

To reconstruct the distorted jaw, Clokie attached a growth protein to it using a gel that solidifies in warm surroundings and liquefies in the freezer. He modeled the growth protein into the patient’s primary jaw piece.

The resultant product was implanted in the patient’s mouth and supported using a titanium rod. Molly Shoichet, a renowned researcher, said that Clokie’s technique is a significant innovation in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.