Meet Dr. Paden

William S. Paden, D.D.S.

paden_pilo.jpgDr. William S. Paden is a native of Alameda and graduated from Encinal High School. Following high school, he attended UOP Stockton, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude. In the fall of 1977, he began dental school at UOP San Francisco and he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1980. Dr. Paden also received a Master's degree in Oral Biology from the University of San Francisco.

Dr. Paden is a third-generation orthodontist and has been in practice since 1982. Upon completion of his orthodontic residency, Dr. Paden and his wife, Becky, returned to Alameda to start a practice, as well as a family. In 1983, Dr. Paden purchased the practice from his father. He further expanded the practice by opening an office in Brentwood in 1984, where he works two days a week. Dr. Paden has been a member of both the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists for 30 years and has treated about 9,000 patients (including multi-generations). He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Alameda County Dental Society, and the Alameda City Dental Group. Dr. Paden has also been recognized as Best Orthodontist by Children's Press!

Dr. Paden is a firm believer in modern innovative orthodontics. By designing an early treatment appliance using information acquired through his residency, his father's techniques and association with senior orthodontists, he has been able to use a combination of orthopedic and orthodontic techniques in younger patients, with maximum comfort. Dr. Paden is continually researching state-of-the-art orthodontic advancements, which include considerable amounts of experience with Invisalign® and advanced 3D radiography.

famil.jpgDr. Paden and his family have been active in the community of Alameda for 100 years. Dr. Paden is a third-generation Rotarian. He has been a Rotarian for 30 years, which makes him the youngest senior active member in that organization. Community sports and education have always been a part of the Paden family. His family is a founding member of the Alameda Swimming Pool Association (he spends hundreds of hours a year volunteering), and Dr. Paden is currently active in local age group swim meets.

Dr. Paden and Becky live in Alameda's Gold Coast. They have two grown children. Bill, their oldest, has graduated from ASU and has remained in Arizona, as a branch manager of Sky Harbor Airport Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Amanda is currently a graduate of San Jose State and works at Classic Party Rentals. When Dr. Paden isn't working, he will most likely be in the sky or on a river. An avid pilot and fly fisherman, Dr. Paden often enjoys flying friends to fun fishing destinations.