Current Environment:

Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Padwa's ongoing clinical studies focus on evaluating facial growth and optimizing treatment outcomes in children with a broad spectrum of craniofacial anomalies, ranging from rare disorders such as facial infiltrating lipomatosis and cervicofacial lymphatic malformation to more common conditions such as cleft lip/palate and hemifacial microsomia. In addition to clinical and translational projects, Dr. Padwa’s bench research studies investigate the effects of intra-operative graft handling on human bone cell function and characterize the RANKL-mediated response of osteoclast progenitors to autologous growth factors in platelet-rich-plasma. Other research interests include activity-based costing analyses to optimize the quality and minimize the cost of health care services for patients and their families.


Researcher | Research Background

Bonnie Padwa received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training at Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.


Researcher | Media

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth & Impacted Teeth


Wisdom teeth formation can cause secondary conditions such as impacted wisdom teeth, decay, and dental crowding.

Treatment for Wisdom Teeth Removal


When the wisdom teeth are impacted and causing problems, removal of the wisdom teeth is recommended.

Treatment Using Jaw Surgery


Jaw surgery is a procedure to move the upper and/or upper jaw for functional and cosmetic reasons.

Recovery After Jaw Surgery


Recovery after jaw surgery can include a hospital stay, limitations on function, swelling, and a soft, non-chewing diet.

Orthodontic Appliances and Jaw Surgery


Pre and post operative orthodontics are required to properly align teeth around the jaw surgery.

Researcher | Publications