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Xuelian (Grace) Huang, DDS, PhD

Xuelian (Grace) Huang

Acting Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry


Dr. Huang is an Acting Assistant Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, UW School of Dentistry. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester.

She received PhD and DDS from the West China School of Stomatology. She had her joint PhD in Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherland. She had postdoc training at the University of Florida (R90). Her advanced education for general dentistry (AEGD) was at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH), University of Rochester.

Dr. Huang received UW Dental Alumni Endowed Faculty Award in 2024. She was nominated by the class of 2022 at the UW School of Dentistry as an outstanding faculty member and received the Faculty Award in 2022.She won 1st place in the Hatton Competition (Post-doctoral Category), in 2015 American Association Dental Research (AADR).

Dr. Huang is a member in Science Information Committee in AADOCR Committee. She serves as a guest editor for Frontiers in Chemistry, BioMed Research International and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and serves as a reviewer for over 15 journals: Archives of Oral Biology, Current Organic Chemistry, European Journal of Oral Sciences, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Folia Microbiologica, International Journal of Oral Science, Odontology, PLoS ONE, The Open Dentistry Journal, International Journal of Stomatology, West China Journal of Stomatology, Caries Research, Journal of Prosthodontics, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Microbial Ecology, Scientific Report, Frontiers Pharmacology, Caries Research.

Dr. Huang has a dental license in the State of Washington

DENTCL 654: Operative Dentistry Clerkship
DENTGP 672: Comprehensive General Dentistry 3
DENTPC 530: Introduction to Operative Dentistry

Dr. Huang’s scholarly work is focused on Cariology, Molecular Microbiolgy, Microbiome and anticaries dental materials. Her current research program focuses on (1) Novel anti-caries catalysts metal titanates to modulate the virulence of cariogenic biofilms and (2) the role of oral arginolytic bacteria on the initiation and progression of radiation caries. Her current research is support by NIDCR K08 award.