Hitesh P Kapadia, DDS, PhD

Hitesh P Kapadia, DDS, PhD

Dentistry, Craniofacial Center, Craniofacial Orthodontics

On staff since October 2010

Children's Title: Division Chief, Craniofacial Orthodontics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Marilou Tacoma, WA 09.18.23

      Dr. Hitesh Kapadia is very nice, friendly, and welcoming. He is my favorite doctor for my child and all the staff here are so friendly.

    • Michelle Prosser, WA 09.20.22

      Our son was diagnosed with a cleft lip and palate at his 20 week ultrasound anatomy scan. We felt lost and helpless. Soon thereafter we were referred to Seattle Children's, which appointed us a cleft team to oversee our son's care. We were finally getting the guidance and answers to help sooth our concerns until he was born. After birth we were immediately seen by Dr. Blessing who was so informative, patient, and kind. We received a NAM device from Dr. Kapadia that brought his lip and gum line closer together in preparation for surgery. An educational experience. Would have no other doctor do this. He was so gentle and gracious with our sweet baby. Dr. Tse did an amazing job with both surgeries. Minimal scarring and life changing. His skill speaks for itself, but he was also gifted with amazing bedside manner and provided help post operation without hesitation. Glad to have Seattle Children's for our son's treatment.


Medical/Professional School

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
University of Texas-Houston Dental School, Houston, TX


New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Interests

Conditions affecting the craniofacial complex, pre-surgical infant orthopedics for the treatment of cleft lip and palate
Craniofacial growth and development, tooth development