Dr. 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.