In a typical week, Bonnie Padwa, MD, DMD, chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Boston Children's Hospital, performs 15 to 20 wisdom teeth extractions. While this comprises a significant part of her practice, the program isn't all about extracting teeth. On any given day, Dr. Padwa might resect an oral tumor, repair a facial fracture, perform jaw surgery to correct an underbite or treat a child who has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In short, her team provides a full range of services, from the routine to the complex.
Learn more about a procedure performed by Oral and Maxillofacial team called distration osteogenesis.