August 27th, 2017 Updates:
Cameron provided insight for a DidYouKnow.it article about disease, as it relates to oral hygiene. Things like heart disease, dementia, and many other ailments can actually be prevented with proper tooth care. Probably didn’t even realize as much. Worth the read if you want more information on how you can make more intelligent life choices, just by brushing your teeth.
Dr. Cameron Clokie is a pioneer in a cutting-edge bone regeneration technique using bone morphogenetic protein or BMP. BMP was discovered by scientists working at U.C.L.A. in the 1950s. Dr. Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated dental school in 1985 with his DDS. To further his training, he attended McGill University.
In 1992 he got a Ph.D. in bone regeneration with a focus on dental implants. Dr. Clokie learned about the use of BMP through his work with Dr. Marshall Urist, a noted orthopedic surgeon.
In 2003 Dr. Clokie became internationally-known when the jawbone of one of his patients grew 7 centimeters when treated with a bone morphogenetic protein implant. Prior to that he had spent over 30 years teaching, lecturing and working with regenerative medicine to help patients with dental issues. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie – Bizcommunity
In 1999 he became the first to use BMP to repair the jawbone. In 1998 Dr. Clokie hade been named University of Toronto’s head of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was later made professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Clokie also wrote and lectured extensively on regenerative medicine as well as bone reconstruction.
Dr. Clokie has 25 patents including some related to bone healing. He also worked with several companies to make his ideas commercially viable. He became the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., a company that uses regenerative medicine to do musculoskeletal reconstruction.
Dr. Clokie Cameron has also worked with 7 other patients using BMP to transform adult stem cells into bone tissue. While BMP had been used in spinal fusion surgery since the 1990s, Dr. Clokie is one of the few doctors that use it with patients with dental problems.
Dr. Clokie is working to make BMP a tool he regularly uses in reconstructive jaw surgery. Currently BMP is manufactured from the cells of Chinese hamsters by an American biotechnology company. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/1215496/Dr-Cameron-Clokie-Toronto-ON.html
Dr. Clokie plans to make large amounts of BMP and lower the cost of the procedure by taking the human gene that makes BMP and putting it into goat embryos. Theoretically, the milk from those goats would contain large amounts of BMP.