Simon W. Rosenberg, DMD
Dr. Rosenberg received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree in June 1975 from Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
After graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency in Dentistry at Boston City Hospital (BCH), where he was one of two general dentistry residents, among fifteen oral surgery residents. Having obtained a solid foundation in both general dentistry and oral surgery, he was appointed as a staff dentist at Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) and as an Assistant Visiting Dentist at Boston City Hospital.
At the HSNHC, he practiced general dentistry for two years, dividing his practice between adult, adolescent and pediatric patients. He was part of the multidisciplinary Primary Care Training Program for Pediatric and Internal Medicine Residents and a pilot Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Harvard Street NHC. At BCH, Simon supervised and taught the general practice residents in the program he had completed.
Dr. Rosenberg then returned to New York City, to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to start a two-year postgraduate specialty training residency in General Prosthodontics followed by a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. The 1978-1980 residency program emphasized crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures, and the 1980-1981 fellowship focused on advanced techniques to reconstruct patient’s after head and neck cancer surgery.
During those three years, Dr. Rosenberg also completed the requirements and successfully passed the American Board of Oral Medicine examination and was awarded Diplomate status. While the American Dental Association has not formally recognized oral medicine as a specialty (nor has the ADA recognized any new specialties since its freeze of new specialties in 1956), the military, the dental schools and numerous hospitals have training programs and active research programs in this area.
Dr. Rosenberg’s interest in this area includes treating the oral complications of head and neck cancer therapy by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, as well as the treatment of numerous non-malignant oral conditions which present with mouth sores, ulcers, dryness, etc.
In the second year of his residency, Dr. Rosenberg was awarded support from the American Cancer Society. In the third year at MSKCC, he was supported by the Samuel and Hannah Holtzman Trust Fellowship, for advanced training in Maxillofacial Prosthetics.
From 1981 to 1983, Dr. Rosenberg was appointed as a “Special Fellow” in the Dental Service at MSKCC and combined clinical care with teaching and research. His research emphasized the oral complications of chemotherapy, including altered dental development in children treated with chemotherapy for cancer.
In 1983, Dr. Rosenberg was appointed to the full-time staff at Memorial Hospital (MSKCC) as an Assistant Attending. He continued on that staff until leaving, after eleven years at MSKCC, to set up full-time Private Practice in September 1989.
In 1985, Dr. Rosenberg passed Phase I Part 1 of the American Board of Prosthodontics and became board-eligible in prosthodontics.
Dr. Rosenberg’s research support included a Junior Clinical Faculty grant from the American Cancer Society from 1983-1985, a Leukemia Society of America Fellow grant from 1984-1986, two institutional research grants from the ACS and a three-year Clinical Investigator grant from the American Cancer Society.
Simon has published over twenty articles in dental and medical journals, two chapters in recent Dental Clinics of North America, the Care of the Mouth chapter in a cancer textbook (Manual of Oncologic Therapeutics), and co-edited The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Oral Conditions.
He has lectured numerous times throughout the United States and Canada and in Colombia, South America.
Simon was born in Manhattan in 1950 and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Currently, he lives with his wife and three children in the New York City area.