Evening Scientific Program – Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dr. Rajan Saini

Dr. Anthony Mo

  • Speakers: Drs. Rajan Saini and Anthony Mo
  • Program: “Phantom Tooth Pain – Uncovering the Mysteries” (Dr. Saini) & “Odontogenic Pain: Clinical insights on Diagnosis” (Dr. Mo)
  • Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  • Venue: Union Club of BC
  • Registration: opens at 5:15pm
  • Light appetizers will be served

“Phantom Tooth Pain – Uncovering the Mysteries” Description:

Every now or then in our dental practice, we come across a perplexing case of tooth pain for which no odontogenic cause could be recognized.

Phantom tooth pain, also called atypical odontalgia or a psychogenic toothache, is a neuropathic pain characterized by chronic pain in a tooth or teeth, or at a site where teeth have been extracted or following an endodontic treatment, without an identifiable clinical or radiographic cause. Over time, the pain may spread to involve more extensive areas of the face or jaws.

In this talk, Dr. Saini will discuss phantom tooth pain, briefly explaining the relevant pain pathways involved and basic concepts of neuropathic pain. He will also review various orofacial pain conditions that could result in phantom tooth pain and management strategies of this type of pain condition to help your patients in your office.

“Odontogenic Pain: Clinical insights on Diagnosis” Description:

Clinical Diagnosis is an essential and challenging aspect of the treatment planning process. The physiological basis for pulpal and odontogenic pain is critical in understanding clinical presentations of toothache. In this segment, Dr Mo will discuss key aspects of Endodontic Diagnosis including: Pulp biology, Diagnostic testing and Clinical examination to aid you in practical aspects of diagnosis of odontogenic pain.


Dr. Rajan Saini, BDS MDS (Oral Path) Ph.D. FRCD(C) Dip. ABOMP is a Canadian Board-Certified Specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. He is also a Diplomate of American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He completed a post-graduate Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology residency program from UBC/ Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Saini is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Faculty of Dentistry, UBC. Over the years, Dr. Saini has been extensively involved in research related to oral cancer/pre-cancer development and progression and is a part of BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program.

Dr. Anthony Mo grew up in Alberta where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry (1996). After volunteering in a church service mission in Australia for two years, he met his now wife and settled in Sydney down under. Following in his father’s footsteps, he pursued a career in dentistry and graduated with honours from renowned Sydney University (2006). Dr. Mo worked and ran a successful practice in the heart of the financial district in Sydney for 8 years until he decided to renew his Canadian roots and pursue his passion for Endodontics at UBC.  Dr. Mo is passionate about education and advances in the field of dentistry. Dr Mo is happy to be a part of the dental community in Victoria as one of ‘the Root Canal Guys’ and looks forward to working with you in serving the dental needs of your patients.

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