Dr. Harry Rosen, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., F.A.C.D., F.A.D.I., M.R.C.D.(C.)
A McGill University active Emeritus Professor of Dentistry is first and foremost a teacher and practitioner of prosthodontics (restorative dentistry). Rosen teaches at the Montreal General Hospital in the McGill Multidisciplinary Residency Program. He initiated the first Canadian graduate program in prosthodontics in 1970. He also maintains a private practice limited to implant prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.
The Montreal General Hospital is so much a part of Rosen’s life that a 26 minute documentary entitled “DR. HARRY ROSEN – RENAISSANCE MAN” broadcast on Mountain Lake, N.Y. PBS was partially filmed within the confines of the Montreal General Hospital site. The documentary which premiered during a gala reception at McGill University’s Moyse Hall, November 2006 traces the life, professional and artistic development of Dr. Rosen.
Dr. Rosen travels the world representing McGill lecturing on his own innovations in prosthodontics, a field in which he is an honored leader in Canada. Amongst his many awards he has been honored in the United States with the prestigious American Academy of Operative Dentistry’s Award of Excellence and is recognized as the ultimate problem solver by his peers. He received the 2008 William John Gies Award from the American College of Dentists. It is the highest honor that the College can bestow upon a Fellow.
Rosen’s passion for earth art and stone sculpting is almost equal to his passion for restorative dentistry. Dr. Rosen has been moving, splitting and fitting rocks and boulders as a hobby for almost five decades, concomitant with his evolution in dentistry. That consuming avocation, much like his profession, has enabled him to explore the many possibilities of blending science and art as well as function and esthetics.