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 VOL. 23, NO. 15FEBRUARY 20, 1998 

Dentistry Professor Emeritus Rosenstein

Solomon N. Rosenstein, Professor Emeritus of Dentistry and pioneer of dentistry for the handicapped at Columbia’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery, died suddenly Jan. 12 of complications from lymphoma. He was 91.

  Rosenstein had been an integral part of the Columbia faculty for over 65 years. Dean Allan J. Formicola said: “It was under his tutelage at Columbia that pediatric dentistry established its identity as a distinct and separate area, one entitled to full recognition as a professional specialty in its own right.”

  Rosenstein’s postdoctoral program trained graduate dentists to treat the handicapped. His book, “Dentistry in Cerebral Palsy and Related Handicapping Conditions” and the attendance of students from the United States and abroad enabled professionals to give the handicapped the attention they required.

  He developed a training program which required members of the program to take courses at Teachers College, and then required these postdoctoral dentists to have further clinical experience.

  To honor Rosenstein, his family and the Dental School have established the Dr. Solomon N. Rosenstein Visiting Professorship and Fellowship. The Professorship and Fellowship will have an oversight committee composed of Formicola, the director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and George C. Kiriakopoulos.