We’ve researched the most knowledgeable orthodontists from around the world and brought you a list of 3 orthodontist experts that you should follow!
Dr. Huang was born in Taiwan, and moved to the United States at the age of two. He considers Plant City, Florida, as his home town, and his parents still live in this suburb of Tampa. Dr. Huang went to dental school at the University of Florida, after which he attended the University of Washington for his orthodontic education. He then returned to practice orthodontics in Plant City for ten years. In 1999, Dr. Huang decided to pursue an academic career, and he accepted a faculty position in the UW Department of Orthodontics.
Over the years, Dr. Huang has been involved with numerous NIH-funded research projects, and he has published more than 50 scientific articles. He is well-known as a proponent of evidence-based dentistry, and he recently co-edited an evidence-based orthodontics textbook. He has lectured nationally and internationally at many orthodontic meetings. Dr. Huang is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Angle Society, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several orthodontic journals, and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Since 2008, Dr. Huang has also served as Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the UW.
Dr. Huang lives in Bellevue with his wife, Shu-Fen, and his two children, Lucas and Meghan. He enjoys racquetball, hiking, piano, and photography.
Dr. Sarver received his DMD from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry and M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, and a Fellow in both the International and American Colleges of Dentists.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Sarver has authored or co authored over 60 scientific articles, 14 book chapters, and his book, “Esthetics in Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery” was published in September, 1998. He is also co-author (with Dr. Proffit and White) of the surgical text “Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity), published by Elsevier, Inc. and is co-author the 4th edition of Proffit’s classic textbook “Contemporary Orthodontics”, the most widely used orthodontic text in the world. His 2 part article, coauthored with Dr. Marc Ackerman, on smile analysis won the 2004 B.F. Dewel Award for the best clinical article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has given more than 250 professional presentations in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Middle and Far East including both the Salzmann and Mershon Lectures at the AAO. Dr. Sarver has been featured on NBC’s “The Today Show”, ABC’s “The View”, and Fox National News.
David’s wife, Valerie, worked 23 years as a Systems engineer with IBM. Their daughter Suzanne (21) is a student, daughter Leigh (25) is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and works in Birmingham, and son Dave (29) is studying Medicine at the University of Alabama. In 2010, Dr. Sarver was named “Citizen of the Year” in Vestavia Hills.
#3. Dr. Henry W. Fields, DDS
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.