Dr. Clifford Pau

Dr. Pau is currently practicing as a general dentist in British Columbia, Ontario and Hong Kong, China. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1998, Dr. Pau continued his study in pharmacology at the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. In 2000, he completed a research-oriented program that earned him a Master of Science degree.

Dr. Pau’s graduate research focused on the mechanism of pain induction and therapeutic choices, an area of expertise very much in demand in today’s dentistry. His project involved the development of a model to evaluate various pharmacologic treatments for ischaemia-induced chronic pain. Following successful completion of his master thesis in the spring of 2000, he was accepted in the Doctor of Dental Medicine program at UBC.

Dr. Pau continued his research during his dental training and was the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) award for two consecutive years for his research work in improvement of teaching methods in dental anatomy and ergonomics using advanced computer virtual reality techniques. His research papers were presented and published in the proceedings of annual meetings of the American Dental Education Association in 2003 and 2004. He completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree training in 2004. He was the winner of The American Association of Orthodontists Award for his exceptional interest in the development the oro-facial complex in his graduating class.

Dr. Pau has been a full-time clinician since his graduation and a part-time faculty at UBC since 2006. He has a strong commitment to teaching clinical dentistry as well as pharmacology and therapeutics. Also, he enjoys practicing dentistry in various cities in the world. The diversity of cases he sees allowed him to broaden his knowledge in clinical dentistry, and to bring those experiences into his teaching and research.


1- Pau C., Lou P., Catheral J., Rucker L., Hodgson A., and Chehroudi B., Journal of Dental Education, 2004.
2- Lou P., Pau C., Catheral J., Rucker L., and Chehroudi B., Journal of Dental Education, 2003.