Henry W. Fields, DDS :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Henry W. Fields, DDS

Henry W. Fields, DDS

Section Chief

Contact Information

305 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210 [ map ]
PH: (614) 292-1472
FX: (614) 688-3553


Henry W. Fields, DDS, MS, MSD, is Chief of Orthodontics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Orthodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Fields is from Tipton, Iowa and graduated from Dartmouth College. He earned his dental degree and a master’s in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa. He then completed a master’s in orthodontics at the University of Washington before joining the departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. At UNC, he was named Professor and served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Program Director.

In 1991, Fields was appointed Dean at The Ohio State University and served until 2001. Currently, he is professor and holds the Vig-Williams Chair of Orthodontics. Fields continues to provide private patient care in orthodontics and is an attending and Chief of Orthodontics at Nationwide Children’s.

His current research interests center on diagnostic systems and decisions, treatment outcomes and health literacy. Past and current scholarly interests have resulted in approximately 100 papers, two books in multiple editions and numerous book chapters. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for several journals, including Pediatric Dentistry, the Angle Orthodontist and the AJODO.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training


  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 06/30/1975


  • University of Washington Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1977


  • Dentistry


  • Orthodontics


  • Orthodontics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/08/1992


  • Fields HW, Rowland ML, Vig KWL, Huja SS. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) use in advanced orthodontic dental education. American Journal of Orthodontics 131: 656-63, 2007.
  • Fields HW, Rowland M, Vig KWL, Huja S. Longitudinal Postgraduate OSCE to Support Accreditation Outcomes in Orthodontics. Journal of Dental Education 82, 2007.
  • Grubaugh E, Fields HW, Beck FM, Huja S. Comparison of Hand Traced and Computer Based Cephalometric Superimpositions. Journal of Dental Research 86(A): 3000, 2007.
  • Kang EY, Fulks D, Fields HW, Beck FM, Kiyak HA, Pope A. Pilot Study: Developing a tool to measure orthodontic informed consent. Journal of Dental Research 86(A): 1675, 2007.
  • Kang EY, Pope A, Fields HW, Beck FM, Kiyak HA, Firestone A, Fulks D. Pilot Study: Validating an orthodontic informed consent measurement tool. Journal of Dental Research 86(A): 1674, 2007.
  • Mallery SR, Stoner GD, Larsen PE, Fields HW, Rodrigo KA, Schwartz SR, Tian Q, Dai J, Mumper RJ. Formulation and In-Vitro and In-Vivo Evaluation of a Mucoadhesive Gel Containing Freeze Dried Black Raspberries: Implications for Oral Cancer Chemoprevention. Pharmaceutical Research 24: 728-737, 2007.
  • Meng FH, Schricker SR, Brantley WA, Mendel DA, Rashid RG, Fields HW, Vig KWL, Alapati SB. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and temperaturemodulated DSC study of three mouthguard materials. Dental Materials 23: 1492-99, 2007.
  • Parekh S, Fields HW, Beck FM, Rosenstiel S. Acceptability of Variations in the Smile Arc and Buccal Corridor Space. Orthodontic and Craniofacial Research 10: 15-21, 2007.
  • Proffit WR, Fields HW, Sarver D. Contemporary Orthodontics, Fourth edition The C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, 2007.
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