Boyen Huang, DDS (Kaohsiung, 1994), MHA (Chang Gung, 2000), PhD (London, 2004)
PhD, Queen Mary University of London
Field: Dental Public Health & Pediatric Dentistry
MHA, Chang Gung University
Field: Health Administration
DDS, Kaohsiung Medical University
Dr. Boyen Huang has been a tenured faculty member of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry since 2020. Prior to this role, he has held executive, research and teaching posts at Charles Sturt University, James Cook University, Kyoto University, and University of Western Australia. Dr. Huang also served as an executive and councilor at the Division and Regional levels of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) from 2006 to 2021.
He has mentored early career academics and postdoctoral researchers and regularly supervised graduate and undergraduate research projects. He has also been invited to review oral health strategies for the state government and grant applications for various national, state and professional funding bodies. Further, he has led numerous collaborative projects of research, student mobility, faculty development, and resource integration and sharing, with colleagues and institutions around the world.
Dr. Huang’s research career has focused on biological and sociobehavioral risk factors for oral conditions such as dental and craniofacial anomalies, and traumatic dental injuries, with recent interest in telehealth and non-nutritive sucking behavior. At the University of Minnesota, he is leading an international and interprofessional team on an mHealth research project to support the management of traumatic dental injuries in Australia, Thailand, and the USA.
Teledentistry and mHealth
Access to dental services and public transportation
Non-nutritive sucking behavior
Epidemiologic and social determinants of oral conditions
Formation of supernumerary teeth and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein beta (CEBPB)
Uppgaard R, Huang B, Johnson A, Lynn S. The effect of smartphone filming on student confidence in dental anesthesia techniques: a randomized trial. Journal of Dental Education. 2023 Jan (Online ahead of print).
Schmidt J, Huang B. The pH of bottled water commercially available in Australia and its implications for oral health. Journal of Water and Health. 2022 May;20(5): 871-876.
Al-Humairi A, Ip RHL, Spuur K, Zheng X, Huang B. Visual grading experiments and optimization in CBCT dental implantology imaging: preliminary application of integrated visual grading regression. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics. 2022 Mar;61(1): 133-145.
Schmidt J, Huang B. Awareness and knowledge of dental erosion and its association with beverage consumption: a multidisciplinary survey. BMC Oral Health. 2022 Feb.22:35.
Kennedy EN, White BA, Weintraub JA, Moss ME, Jordan S, Quick KK, Ticku S, Huang B, Douglass C. Collaborating and teaching a synchronous, multi-university, virtual course: health policy and access to dental care. Journal of Dental Education. 2021 Sep;85(9): 1536-1542.
Tanny L, Huang B, Shaweesh A, Currie G. Characterisation of anterior open bite in primary school-aged children: a preliminary study with artificial neural network analysis. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2021 Sep;31(5): 576-582.
Mishima S, Takahashi K, Kiso H, Murashima-Suginami A, Tokita Y, Jo J, Uozumi R, Nambu Y, Huang B, Harada H, Komori T, Sugai M, Tabata Y, Bessho K. Local application of Usag-1 siRNA has potential to regenerate teeth in Runx2-deficient mice. Scientific Reports. 2021 Jul;11: 13674.
Estai M, Kanagasingam Y, Mehdizadeh M, Vignarajan J, Norman R, Huang B, Spallek H, Irving M, Arora A, Kruger E, Tennant M. Mobile photographic screening for dental caries in children: diagnostic performance compared to unaided visual dental examination. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2021 Jan. Online ahead of print.
Huang B, Zachar JJ. Social and behavioural determinants of areca nut consumption in adolescents. Oral Diseases. 2020 Nov;26(8): 1820-1826.
Schmidt J, Huang B. The acidity of non-alcoholic beverages in Australia: risk of dental erosion. International Journal of Scientific Study. 2020 May;8(2): 28-35.
Zachar JJ, Huang B, Yates E. Awareness and knowledge of oral cancer amongst adult dental patients attending regional university clinics in New South Wales, Australia: A questionnaire-based study. International Dental Journal. 2020 Apr;70(2): 93-99.
Estai M, Kanagasingam Y, Mehdizadeh M, Vignarajan J, Norman R, Huang B, Spallek H, Irving M, Arora A, Kruger E, Tennant M. Teledentistry as a novel pathway to improve dental health in school children: a research protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Oral Health. 2020 Jan;20: 11.
Kiso H, Takahashi K, Mishima S, Murashima-Suginami A, Kakeno A, Yamazaki T, Asai K, Tokita Y, Uozumi R, Sugai M, Harada H, Huang B, MacDougall M, Bessho K. Third dentition is the main cause of premolar supernumerary tooth formation. Journal of Dental Research. 2019 Aug;98(9): 968-974.
Tanny L, Huang B, Naung Y, Currie G. Non-orthodontic intervention and non-nutritive sucking behaviours: a literature review. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences. 2018 Apr;34(4): 215-222.
Saito K, Takahashi K, Huang B, Asahara M, Kiso H, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Mishima S, Nagata M, Iida M, Tokita Y, Asai M, Shimizu A, Komori T, Harada H, MacDougall M, Sugai M, Bessho K. Loss of stemness, EMT and supernumerary tooth formation in Cebpb-/-Runx2+/- murine incisors. Scientific Reports. 2018 Mar: 5169.
Estai M, Kanagasingam Y, Huang B, Shiikha J, Kruger E, Bunt S, Tennant M. Comparison of a smartphone-based photographic method with face-to-face caries assessment: A mobile teledentistry model. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2017 May;23(5): 435-440.
Astill S, Ricketts N, Singh LA, Kurtz D, Gim YH, Huang B. Environmental and perceived stress in Australian dental undergraduates: preliminary outcomes. Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects. 2016 Dec;10(4): 270-279.
Estai M, Kanagasingam Y, Huang B, Checker H, Steele L, Kruger E, Tennant M. The efficacy of remote screening for dental caries by mid-level dental providers using a mobile teledentistry model. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2016 Oct;44(5): 435-441.
Estai M, Kanagasingam Y, Xiao D, Vignarajan J, Huang B, Kruger E, Tennant M. A proof-of-concept evaluation of a cloud-based store-and-forward telemedicine app for screening for oral diseases. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2016 Sep;22(6): 319-325.
Hassan NMM, Dhillon A, Huang B. Cleidocranial dysplasia: Clinical overview and genetic considerations. Pediatric Dental Journal. 2016 Aug;26(2): 45-50.
Togo Y, Takahashi K, Saito K, Kiso H, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Yanagita M, Sugai M, Harada H, Komori T, Shimizu A, MacDougall M, Bessho K. Antagonistic functions of USAG-1 and RUNX2 during tooth development. PLOS ONE. 2016 Aug;11(8): e0161067.
Aminabadi NA, Huang B, Samiei M, Agheli S, Jamali Z, Shirazi S. A randomized trial using 3Mixtatin compared to MTA in primary molars with inflammatory root resorption: a novel endodontic biomaterial. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2016 Spring;40(2): 95-102.
Takahashi K, Togo Y, Saito K, Kiso H, Huang B, Tsukamoto H, Fujimura K, Bessho K. Two non-syndromic cases of multiple supernumerary teeth with different characteristics and a review of the literature. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. 2016 May;28(3): 250-254.
Saito K, Takahashi K, Asahara M, Kiso H, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Sugai M, Shimizu A, Motokawa M, Slavkin HC, Bessho K. Effects of Usag-1and Bmp7 deficiencies on murine tooth morphogenesis. BMC Developmental Biology. 2016 May;16: 14.
Huang LYG, Huang B. The impact of global budget system on dynamics of dental manpower and utilization of dental services. Dental Research Journal. 2016 Mar-Apr;13(2): 132-138.
Huang B, Lejarraga C, Franco CS, Kang Y, Lee A, Abbott J, Takahashi K, Bessho K, Pumtang-on P. Influence of non-orthodontic intervention on digit sucking and consequent anterior open bite: a preliminary study. International Dental Journal. 2015 Oct;65(5): 235-241.
Wang MTA, Huang B, Chiu AHY, Lam WM, Takahashi K, Bessho K, Abbott PV. Discrepancy between chronological age and evaluated dental age using the Demirjian system in Western Australian children. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2015 Oct;47(4): 469-474.
Kiso H, Takahashi K, Saito K, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Bessho K. Interactions between BMP-7 and USAG-1 (uterine sensitization-associated GENE-1) regulate formations of supernumerary maxillary incisors. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2015 Oct;44(S1): e294.
Huang B, Takahashi K, Goto T, Kiso H, Sugai M, Shimizu A, Kosugi S, Bessho K. ANKH polymorphisms and clicking of the temporomandibular joint in dental residents. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 2015 Jun;14(2): 247-251.
Mahiepala NA, Phan VL, Kieu KD, Koppen JP, Hussain BH, Huang B. Influencing factors of paediatric dental anxiety levels in an undergraduate dental clinic. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2015 Jun;16(2): 159-162.
Wang E, Thomas AM, Welten M, Tan LJ, Varma S, Tan I, Huang B. Aesthetic changes of restorative materials related to application of topical fluorides. Jökull Journal. 2015 Mar;65(3): 178-186.
Kiso H, Takahashi K, Kang Y, Saito K, Togo Y, Goto T, Huang B, Tsukamoto H, Nakashima Y, Bessho K. Application of anti-BMP antibodies to immunohistochemical examination of fibrous dysplasia. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine and Pathology. 2015 Jan;27(1): 106-111.
Lin D, Huang B. Staining potential of APF foam on dental restorations in vitro. Journal of Conservative Dentistry. 2015 Jan;18(1): 30-33.
Wang E, Huang B. Discolouration of glass-ionomer cement at different fluoride concentration levels. Oral Health and Dental Management. 2014 Jun;13(2): 275-278.
Huang B, Takahashi K, Jennings EA, Pumtang-on P, Kiso H, Togo Y, Saito K, Sugai M, Akira S, Shimizu A, Bessho K. Prospective signs of cleidocranial dysplasia in Cebpb deficiency. Journal of Biomedical Science. 2014 May;21(1): 44.
Kiso H, Takahashi K, Saito K, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Sugai M, Shimizu A, Tabata Y, Economides A, Slavkin H, Bessho K. Interactions between BMP-7 and USAG-1 (uterine sensitization-associated gene-1) regulate supernumerary organ formations. PLOS ONE. 2014 May;9(5): e96938.
Takahashi K, Kiso H, Saito K, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Bessho K. Chapter 5: Feasibility of molecularly targeted therapy for tooth regeneration. In: New Trends in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Official Book of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine. Rijeka: InTech; 2014. ISBN 978-953-51-1724-7.
Takahashi K, Kiso H, Saito K, Togo Y, Tsukamoto H, Huang B, Bessho K. Feasibility of gene therapy for tooth regeneration by stimulation of a third dentition. In: Gene Therapy - Tools and Potential Applications. Rijeka: InTech; 2013. ISBN 978-953-51-1014-9.
Togo Y, Takahashi K, Saito K, Kiso H, Huang B, Tsukamoto H, Hyon SH, Bessho K. Aldehyded dextran and ε-poly(l-lysine) hydrogel as non-viral gene carrier. Stem Cells International. 2013 Jul;2013: 634379.
Huang B, Takahashi K, Yamazaki T, Saito K, Yamori M, Asai K, Yoshikawa Y, Kamioka H, Yamashiro T, Bessho K. Assessing anteroposterior basal bone discrepancy with the Dental Aesthetic Index. The Angle Orthodontist. 2013 May;83(3): 527-532.
Huang B, Takahashi K, Sakata-Goto T, Kiso H, Togo Y, Saito K, Tsukamoto H, Sugai M, Akira S, Shimizu A, Bessho K. Phenotypes of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein beta deficiency: hyperdontia and elongated coronoid process. Oral Diseases. 2013 Mar;19(2): 144-150.
Sakata-Goto T, Takahashi K, Kiso H, Huang B, Tsukamoto H, Takemoto M, Hayashi T, Sugai M, Nakamura T, Yokota Y, Shimizu A, Slavkin H, Bessho K. Id2 controls chondrogenesis acting downstream of BMP signaling during maxillary morphogenesis. Bone. 2012 Jan;50(1): 69-78.
Huang B, Takahashi K, Sakata T, Kiso H, Sugai M, Fujimura K, Shimizu A, Kosugi S, Sato T, Bessho K. Increased risk of temporomandibular joint closed lock: a case-control study of ANKH polymorphisms. PLOS ONE 2011 Oct;6(10): e25503.
Huang B, Inagaki K, Yoshii C, Kano M, Abbott PV, Noguchi T, Takahashi K, Bessho K. Social nicotine dependence in Australian dental undergraduate students. International Dental Journal. 2011 Jun;61(3): 152-156.
Rowland ML, Naidoo S, AbdulKadir R, Moraru R, Huang B, Pau A. Perceptions of intimidation and bullying in dental schools: a multi-national study. International Dental Journal. 2010 Apr;60(2): 106-112.
Huang B, Marcenes W, Croucher R, Hector M. Activities related to the occurrence of traumatic dental injuries in 15-to 18-year-olds. Dental Traumatology. 2009 Feb;25(1): 64-68.
Inagaki K, Hayashi J, Ting CC, Noguchi T, Senda A, Hanamura H, Morita I, Nakagaki H, Koide T, Shieh TY, Kurioka N, Endo A, Otani T, Amagai K, Hara M, Huang B, Yoshii C, Kano M. Dental undergraduates’ smoking status and social nicotine dependence in Japan and Taiwan - comparison between two dental schools. Japanese Journal of Tobacco Control. 2008 Oct;3(5): 81-85.
Pau A, Rowland ML, Naidoo S, Abdulkadir R, Makrynika E, Moraru R, Huang B, Croucher R. Emotional intelligence and perceived stress in dental undergraduates: a multinational survey. Journal of Dental Education. 2007 Feb;71(2): 197-204.
Dr. Huang is experienced in and passionate for teaching dental public health, pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, dental therapy, and research methods in health sciences. He particularly values (1) the translation of research outcomes into teaching and service, in addition to (2) the nourishment of understanding, respect and critical thinking, and (3) buildups of research/professional capabilities for the future generation.
DDS 6331 Dental Public Health I
DDS 6332 Dental Public Health II
DDS 6333 Understanding Health Systems
DDS 6327 Dental Professional Development III Fall
DDS 6328 Dental Professional Development IV Summer
DDS 7328 Dental Professional Development IV Fall
DDS 6341 Dental Public Health & Access to Oral Health
Taiwanese / Hokken
Agency: University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Grant: Technology Enhanced Award for Teaching and Learning
Title: Teledentistry Simulation: an interprofessional learning project
Award Year: 2022
Agency: University of Minnesota M Simulation Center
Grant: M Simulation Award Program for Dental Education Innovation
Title: Teledentistry simulation: an interprofessional learning program
Award Year: 2021
Agency: University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
Grant: Global Health Seed Grant
Title: An mHealth model for remote emergency assessment and support of traumatic dental injuries: The Thailand project of a multicenter feasibility study
Award Year: 2021
Agency: International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
Grant: Regional Development Program Grant
Title: An mHealth model for remote emergency assessment and support of traumatic dental injuries: A multicenter feasibility study
Award Year: 2021
Agency: Minnesota Masonic Charities
Grant: Masonic Cancer Center Driven to Discover Grant
Title: Comparison of an mHealth model with in-person examination of traumatic dental injuries: a pilot study
Award Year: 2021
Schmidt, J., 2022. Awareness and knowledge of dental erosion and its association with beverage consumption: a multidisciplinary survey. BMC Oral Health, 22 35.
Ip, R. H., Spuur, K., Zheng, X., Huang, B., 2022. Visual grading experiments and optimization in CBCT dental implantology imaging: preliminary application of integrated visual grading regression. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00411-021-00959-x PubMed ID: 34988606.
Huang, B., Shaweesh, A., Currie, G., 2021. Characterisation of anterior open bite in primary school-aged children: A preliminary study with artificial neural network analysis. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 31 (5): 576-582.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ipd.12759 PubMed ID: 33222319.
White, B. A., Weintraub, J. A., Moss, M. E., Jordan, S. L., Quick, K. K., Ticku, S., Huang, B., Douglass, C., 2021. Collaborating and teaching a synchronous, multi-university, virtual course: health policy and access to dental care. Journal of Dental Education, 85 (9): 1536-1542.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jdd.12650 PubMed ID: 34060648.
Mishima, S., Kiso, H., Murashima-Suginami, A., Tokita, Y., Jo, J., Uozumi, R., Nambu, Y., Huang, B., Harada, H., Komori, T., Sugai, M., Tabata, Y., Bessho, K., 2021. Local application of Usag-1 siRNA can promote tooth regeneration in Runx2-deficient mice. Scientific Reports, 11 13674.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93256-y PubMed ID: 34211084.
Kanagasingam, Y., Mehdizadeh, M., Vignarajan, J., Norman, R., Huang, B., Spallek, H., Irving, M., Arora, A., Kruger, E., Tennant, M., 2021. Mobile photographic screening for dental caries in children: diagnostic performance compared to unaided visual dental examination. Journal of Public Health Dentistry,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jphd.12443 PubMed ID: 33495989.
Zachar, J. J., 2020. Social and behavioural determinants of areca nut consumption in adolescents. Oral Diseases, 26 (8): 1820-1826.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.13467 PubMed ID: 32516860.
Huang, B., 2020. The acidity of non-alcoholic beverages in Australia: risk of dental erosion. International Journal of Scientific Study, 8 (2): 28-35.
Huang, B., Yates, E., 2020. Awareness and knowledge of oral cancer amongst adult dental patients attending regional university clinics in New South Wales, Australia: a questionnaire-based study. International Dental Journal, 70 (2): 93-99.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12533 PubMed ID: 31743437.