Michelle Scott, DDS, MBA

Michelle Scott, DDS, MBA
Michelle Scott, DDS, MBA, is a craniofacial orthodontist and Director of Cleft Lip and Palate Orthodontics in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus

Education and Training

Medical School

DDS - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Orthodontics - Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV


Craniofacial and Special Needs Orthodontics - Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Additional Training

Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontist

Graduate Degree

MBA - Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV

Titles and Academic Titles

Craniofacial Orthodontist

Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Orthodontics

Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Departments and Services




Smith KS, Henry BT, Scott MA. Presurgical Dentofacial Orthopedic Management of the Cleft Patient. Oral Max Surg Clin North Am. May 2016; 28(2): 169-76.


Shen J, Shrestha S, Yen YH, Scott MA, Asatrian G, Barnhill R, Lugassy C, Soo C, Ting K, Peault B, Dry SM, James AW. Pericyte antigens in angiomyolipoma and PEComa family tumors. Med Oncol. Aug 2015; 32(8): 659.

Chang L, Nguyen V, Nguyen A, Scott MA, James AW. Pericytes in sarcomas of bone. Med Oncol. Jul 2015; 32(7): 651.

Nguyen A, Nguyen V, James AW, Scott MA. Craniomaxillofacial sources of mesenchymal stem cells: A brief review. Int J Ortho. May 2015; 2(4). Corresponding author, Invited Review.

Chang L, Shrestha S, LaChaud G, Scott MA, James AW. Review of microRNA in osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma. Med Oncol. May 2015; 32(6): 613.

Hammoudeh JA, Howell LK, Boutros S, Scott MA, Urata MM. Current status of surgical planning for orthognathic surgery: Traditional methods versus 3D surgical planning. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. Feb 2015; 3(2): E307.

Mravic M, LaChaud G, Nguyen A, Scott MA, Dry SM, James AW. Clinical and histopathological diagnosis of glomus tumor: An institutional experience of 138 cases. Int J Surg Path. May 2015; 23(3): 181-8. PMCID: PMC4498398.

Scott MA, Shen J, Lam K, Yen YH, Shrestha S, Mravic M, Asatrian G, Chung CG, Lugassy C, Barnhill RL, Dry SM, Peault B, James AW. Review of pericytes in tumor biology. Int J Ortho. Jan 2015, 2(3).


Nguyen A, Pham D, Nguyen V, Shen J, Scott MA, Levi B, James AW. A Brief Review of Viral Delivery Systems for Bone Tissue Engineering. Int J Ortho. Dec 2014; 4(1). Invited Review.

Nguyen A, Scott MA. Dry SM, James AW. Roles of bone morphogenetic protein signaling in osteosarcoma. Int Orthop, Nov 2014; 38(110: 2313-22.

Nguyen A, Nguyen V, Pham D, Mravic M, Scott MA, James AW. Novel signaling pathways in osteosarcoma. Int J Ortho, Aug 2014, 1(3).


Scott MA, Levi B, Murkidjanian M, Rackohn T, Mulato G, Ting K, Soo C, James AW. Brief review of ectopic bone formation. Stem Cells Dev, Mar 2012, 21(5):655-67. PMID: 22086228.


Scott MA, Nguyen VT, Levi B, James AW. Current methods of adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cells and Development. Oct 2011, 20(10): 1793-804. PMID: 21526925.




Mravic M, Nguyen A, Scott MA, James AW. Emerging signaling pathways for future therapies in Osteosarcoma: Wnt, Notch and Hedgehog signaling. Osteosarcoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options. NOVA Publishers. Invited Book Chapter. Jul 2014, 201-225.

Asatrian G, Pan A, Scott MA, James AW. Chapter 1, Safety assessments in mesenchymal stem cell implantation. Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research. Jun 2014, 3-29 (27). Invited Book Chapter.


Nguyen A, Chang L, Scott MA, James AW. Chapter 1, Molecular determination of adipogenic versus osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells. Adipogenesis: Signaling Pathways, Molecular Regulation and Impact on Human Disease. NOVA Biomedical, New York. Eds: Y Lin and X Cai. Jul 2013

Posters and Presentations


Scott MA. Current Topics in Craniofacial Orthodontics. Invited Lectureship. University of California Los Angeles Division of Growth and Development. Los Angeles CA. Dec 7 2017.

Scott MA. Nasal Alveolar Molding in the cleft palate and cleft lip infant. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. July 5 2017.

Scott MA. Adherence to orthodontic treatment in youth with cleft lip and or plate. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs CO. Mar 13-18 2017.


Scott MA, Gregory Pearson, Richard Kirschner. Use of Customized Palatal Obturators to Protect Secondary and Tertiary Oronasal Fistula Repairs. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association 73nd Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr 2016.

Scott MA. Craniofacial Orthodontics: A Journey for Infancy into Adulthood. Surgical Grand Rounds. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. Feb 24 2016.


Scott MA. Alveolar Bone Grafting: Who, What, Where, When and Why. Doctors and Donuts Cleft Lip and Palate Family Educational Conference. Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Columbus OH. May 19 2015.

Scott MA. Long Term Skeletal Changes in Pierre Robin Sequence Patients Treated with Infant Mandibular Distraction Osteogenisis. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting. Palm Springs CA. Apr 20-24 2015.

Awards and Honors

2013, Scholarship Recipient for the AAO Yong Leaders in Orthodontics. American Association of Orthodontist Semi Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, CA

2005, NIH Short-Term Research Fellowship Award. National Institutes of Health. PI: Charles Hoover, PhD. San Francisco, CA

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2011-present, American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
2010-present, American Association of Orthodontist (AAO)
2004-present, Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity: Iota Chapter