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.