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

    • 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.

    • Henry Renton, WA. 11.17.18

      Our Favorite One and only Good Looking Dr. Kapadia, Sorry,better late than never, since 2015, Dr .Kapadia has been treating my daughter's Shen May teeth (Cleft Palette), the tenderness of his hand discovers my daughter's beautiful smile because of that."Simply the Best Dr. Kapadia Understanding! So Versatile and Innovative in his creation! God Bless! and Al;l the Staff you are most beautiful Smile "WELCOME" accomodating! I have met in all Hospital I have been "Finest! Thank You!! Henry Father : Roshen May Awiten

    • Sunny Pacific WA 06.30.15

      Dr. Kapadia has been helping my son once a week for several months with his NAM device. I have never met a more caring doctor. He spends time to explain everything and genuinely cares about my son. My son has a cleft lip and palate. Dr Kapadia has made the entire experience enjoyable. We highly recommend him and the NAM device!

    • Katie Renton, WA 06.27.14

      I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kapadia. He is kind, caring, knowlegable, patient, and a great listener. He has been treating my infant son with bilateral cleft lip and palate and has been amazing through what could be a very stressful time. Even when I am very frustrated, he always carefully listens and offers help in such a calm manner that we are all calmed. I have felt very confident in his work with my son and would recommend him to anyone!

    • Barbra Auburn, WA 03.06.14

      Dr. K is awesome! He is helping my little boy, who's just barely two months old, with a NAM appliance for his bi-lateral cleft lip and palate. I am so very glad that he is working with my son on this difficult process and am appreciative how kind and gentle he is with him. Dr. K is very personable, answers all questions thoroughly and is approachable. We are having a very smooth and easy experience during this tricky pre-surgery time. I am very appreciative of this experience being a good one for my baby. It makes it less stressful on all of us.

    • Angelica Granger WA 02.06.14

      Dr. Kapadia is the best orthodontist! He has worked with me for quite sometime and is currently seeing me every six weeks for my braces. He makes sure that all my questions get answered.

    • Diane Mountlake Terrace, WA 12.27.13

      We saw Dr Kapadia this past summer with our 6 yr old daughter. He was very kind and explained everything in a very straight forward manner. We are more than happy to be working with him and his team in regards to the long term treatment and repair of our daughter's teeth and gum line issues due to her cleft palate.

    • Ciara Bainbridge Island, Washington 10.17.11

      We saw Dr. Kapadia for my son's cleft lip and palate. We saw him once a week for months doing the NAM. He was awesome about the whole experience. He was very knowledgeable about the process. He was also very open to our wishes. He takes his job very seriously and is awesome around kids and their parents.


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