Distinguished Achievement Alumni Award: Paul S. Rosen, DMD, Periodontics ’88, MS ’90

Headshot of Paul S. RosenThis award honors a graduate for significant professional accomplishments in science, dentistry, or education. This year, it recognizes Paul S. Rosen, DMD, Periodontics ’88, MS ’90, who throughout his career has been celebrated for his clinical excellence in periodontics and is a renowned voice of expertise in the fields of periodontology and dentistry.

Known throughout the United States and internationally, he has presented more than 250 lectures worldwide and published more than 75 articles as well as six book chapters on topics such as periodontal regeneration, dental implants, and laser-assisted treatments. A native and current resident of New Jersey, Rosen has built full-time private practices in New York and Yardley, Pa. that specialize in periodontics, surgical implant placements, and regenerative therapy. A graduate of Lafayette College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he earned a certificate in Periodontics from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) in 1988 and a Master of Science degree in 1990.

Rosen has garnered numerous awards, including election to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society. In 2015, he received the prestigious Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, which is presented to a member who has demonstrated both clinical excellence in periodontics and a willingness to unselfishly share this expertise with members of the profession. He also was the 2016 recipient of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists’ Isidor Hirschfeld Award for Clinical Excellence. He has reviewed for and served on the editorial boards of several esteemed journals, including the Journal of Periodontology, Compendium of Continuing Education of Dentistry, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, and International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Additionally, he was part of the founding editorial board for the American Academy of Periodontology’s periodical, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and remains a member. He also relishes research as well as continuing education and has become a highly sought-after presenter for professionals wishing to expand their knowledge about regenerative treatment for peri-implantitis, determining when dental implants become the treatment of choice, and managing dental implant complications.

Rosen is currently a clinical professor at Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, a member of the UMSOD Dean’s Faculty, and an adjunct professor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. He is a longtime member of an array of professional associations including the American Academy of Periodontology, American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, and Academy of Osseointegration. He also is a fellow with the International Team of Implantologists and a diplomate of both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American Board of Periodontology, where he served as an examiner.

Rosen has been recognized annually since 2011 by his peers in Philadelphia magazine as one of the top dentists in the region. In addition to his practices and appointments, he served for three years as chair of the Continuing Education Oversight Committee, which plans the annual meetings for the American Academy of Periodontology, and co-chaired a round table on dental laser therapy for the American Academy of Periodontology. He serves as a consultant to the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as well as Acteon, LifeNet Health, Snoasis Medical, and Neoss. He continues to be involved in research, and his lectures focusing on cutting-edge techniques and innovative products have advanced periodontal and dental implant treatment nationally and internationally.