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Jue Wang

  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
It is very fulfilling to bring a great smile to children and know this helps them be more confident in their lives.



As an orthodontist, I care for children and young adults who need braces, including those who need jaw surgery, and those with cleft lip and palate or craniofacial syndromes.

Orthodontic treatment generally takes about two years, and I get to see each patient about once a month. With each visit, I enjoy getting to know them better and learning about their hobbies, schools and pets.

When I was born in a small town in China, there was no access to good orthodontic treatment. This inspired me to provide the best orthodontic service to any child who needs braces. It is very fulfilling to bring a great smile to children and know this helps them be more confident in their lives.

I’m proud to have published 20 papers, including eight first-author articles in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of bone and dental research. My goal is to provide the best service possible to each patient and their family. When working with a patient, I care not only for their teeth but their whole well-being. I try to understand the expectations of each family and do my best to work with them to accomplish their goals.

In my research, I am working on understanding the mechanisms underlying craniofacial development and tooth development. I’m also interested in exploring the best treatment methods for patients with cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial disease.

During my free time, I love being with my husband and son. We enjoy cooking, baking and going hiking with our dog Cookie Dough. We also like exploring farmer’s markets in different places.


Comparison between the designed and achieved mesiodistal angulation of maxillary canines and posterior teeth and influencing factors: First premolar extraction treatment with clear aligners. Feng, X; Jiang, Y; Zhu, Y; Hu, L; Wang, J; Qi, Y; Ma, S. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2022; 162:e63-e70.

Orthodontic Management of a Palatal Fistula in a Patient With Pierre Robin Sequence Using 3D Intraoral Scanning and Computer-Aided Design. Wang, J; Ho, V; Kau, CH. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2021; 58:1556-1559.

A randomized trial on the effects of root resorption after orthodontic treatment using pulsating force. Wang, J; Lamani, E; Christou, T; Li, P; Kau, CH. BMC Oral Health. 2020; 20.

Contemporary management of an orthodontic-orthognathic patient with limited time availability in an orthodontic office setting: Case report. Kau, CH; Wang, Z; Wang, J; Krishnan, DG. Journal of Orthodontics. 2020; 47:257-264.

Orthodontic-Orthognathic Management of a patient with skeletal class II with bimaxillary protrusion, complicated by vertical maxillary excess: A multi-faceted case report of difficult treatment management issues. Oueis, R; Waite, PD; Wang, J; Kau, CH. International orthodontics / Coll�ge europ�en d'orthodontie. 2020; 18:178-190.

Virtual surgical planning: Balancing esthetics, practicality, and anticipated stability in a complex Class III patient. Veiszenbacher, É; Wang, J; Davis, M; Waite, PD; Borbély, P; Kau, CH. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2019; 156:685-693.

A Cross-Sectional Study to Understand 3D Facial Differences in a Population of African Americans and Caucasians. Kau, CH; Wang, J; Davis, M. European Journal of Dentistry. 2019; 13:485-496.

Comprehensive treatment approach for bilateral idiopathic condylar resorption and anterior open bite with customized lingual braces and total joint prostheses. Wang, J; Veiszenbacher, E; Waite, PD; Kau, CH. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2019; 156:125-136.

Ethnic differences in the root to crown ratios of the permanent dentition. Wang, J; Rousso, C; Christensen, BI; Li, P; Kau, CH; MacDougall, M; Lamani, E. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. 2019; 22:99-104.

Effect of fluoride dentifrices on white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment: A randomized trial. Kau, CH; Wang, J; Palombini, A; Abou-Kheir, N; Christou, T. Angle Orthodontist. 2019; 89:365-371.