Shih-Chung (Ray) Liao, DDS, MSD

Periodontist Dr. Liao

Dr. Liao received his dental degree from Taipei Medical University in 2003. From there he went on to do two additional years in a General Practice Residency and three years in the Graduate Periodontics Program at the National Cheng-Kung hospital in Taiwan. In 2009 he was certified in Periodontics by the Taiwan Academy of Periodontology. Dr Liao moved to the US in 2012 to start the three year Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Washington where he earned a Master’s of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Liao works part-time in our office and teaches part-time in UW Graduate Periodontics as a clinical assistant professor.

Dr Liao lives in Seattle with his wife Vivian and daughters Zora and Zoe


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Taipei Medical University, 2003
  • Resident & Certificate
    • 2 year training in General Practice, 2005
    • 3 year training in Periodontics, 2008
    • Department of Oral Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan
  • Certificate in Periodontics, Taiwan Academy of Periodontology, 2009
  • Periodontics Residency, University of Washington, 2012-2015
  • Specialty Certificate in Periodontics, Master of Science, 2015
  • Board Eligible in Periodontics, American Board of Periodontology, 2015


Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Taiwan Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle King County Dental Society


Specialized Training

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support



  • The Best Intern Award, 2003
  • Top 1 of 28 graduated interns in Taipei Medical University Hospital.
  • Teaching Resident of the Year Award, 2007 – 2008
  • Teaching Attending of the Year Award,  2011
    Department of Oral Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
  • “First place” table clinics – 87th meeting – American Prosthodontic Society, 2015



  • Liao S-C, Shieh D-B. Analysis of Cancerous cells and Pre-cancerous cells inS.C.C Patients with real time-PCR” Annual conference, Association forDental Sciences of the Republic of China 2005
  • Liao S-C, Yuan K, FanChiang J-C, Li M-K. Maxillary Sinus floor augmentation:a case report” Annual Conference, Association for Dental Sciences of the Republic of China 2007
  • Liao S-C, Yuan K, FanChiang J-C. The Combination of Sinus Lift and VerticalRidge Augmentation with Titanium Mesh: A Case Report. Annual conference, Taiwan Academy of Periodotology 2008
  • Liao SC, Yuan K, He J-D. Close Proximity of Dental Implant to the root ofadjacent tooth: a case report. Nobel Biocare: Wolrd Tour 2008
  • Liao S-C, Li M-K, Yuan K, FanChiang J-C, Tseng C-C. A Case Report andLiterature Review of Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation with Lateral Window Technique. Journal of the Taiwan Academy of Periodontology 2009;14;113-124
  • Hsu C-W, Chiu S-C, Huang C-H, Liao S-C, Yuan Kuo. The considerations abouttiming of implant placement in posterior teeth area. 2010 ITI World Symposium
  • Hsieh P-C, Jin Y-T, Chang C-W, Huang C-C, Liao S-C, Yuan K. Elastin in oralconnective tissue modulates the keratinization of overlying epithelium. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2010;37;705~711
  • Cheng-Jyun Lin, Lian-Ping Mau, Shih-Chung Liao, Jun-Jung Chen, Kuo-ChingHuang, Chuen-Chyi Tseng. Clinical Application of the Piezoelectric Surgery. Journal of Taiwan Academy of Periodontology 2010;15;109~121
  • Mau Lian-Ping , Liao Shih-Chung, Chen Chun-Jung, Huang Kuo-Ching, WenMiin-Jye, Pang Iok-Chao, Tseng Shuen-Chyi. Reconstruction and Localization of Mandibular Foramen Using CT image in Taiwanese. Journalof the Taiwan Academy of Periodontology 2010;15;149-159
  • Chen-Jung Chang, Jia-Kuang Liu, Shih-Chung Liao, Chuan-Yang Chang.Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment of palatally Impacted Canines-A Case Report. J. of Taiwan Assoc. Orthod. 23(1):30~38.2011
  • Hsieh P-C, Jin Y-T, Chang C-W, Huang C-C, Liao S-C, Yuan K. Elastin in oralconnective tissue modulates the keratinization of overlying epithelium. J Clin Periodontol 2010; 37: 705–711
  • Shih-Chung Liao, Po-Chen Hsieh, Jehn-Shyun Huang, Chia-Wen Hsu, KuoYuan. Aberrant keratinization of reticular oral lichen planus is related to elastolysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012;113:808-816
  • Jenn-Rong Yang , Chia-Wen Hsu, Shih-Chung Liao, Lih-Ren Chen , KuoYuan .Transplantation of Embryonic Stem Cells Improves the Regeneration of Periodontal Furcation Defects in a Porcine Model . J Clin Periodontol2013; 40: 364–371
  • “Latent Transforming Growth Factor-β Binding Proteins-1 and -2 and GingivaKeratinization” Oral Disease 2015: In press
  • “The Accuracy of Duplicating Emergence Profile Using A Digital Compared toConventional Impression Technique in Single Implant Restorations: A Digital Ana Analysis.” In processing
  • “Interactions of Transplant and Recipient Connective Tissues: A FluorescentAnimal Study” In processing