Dr. Katherine Rosen is a specialist in pediatric dentistry. She specializes in treating infants, children, and patients with special health care needs. She considers her role as a health care clinician for children to be a genuine privilege and believes that a customized oral health plan for each child is essential to the child’s overall well-being.
Dr. Rosen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and knew she wanted to become a pediatric dentist when she was in high school. Dr. Rosen completed her B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated summa cum laude. She then moved to Los Angeles where she completed her D.D.S. degree at UCLA School of Dentistry. While at UCLA, Dr. Rosen was the president of the Student Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and was very involved with pediatric dental outreach clinics. She also received the AAPD Predoctoral Student Award for outstanding promise in the field of pediatric dentistry and the UCLA Venice Dental Center award for outstanding service to underserved populations.
Upon completion of her dental degree, Dr. Rosen trained at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, which is a Top 10 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. During her residency training, Dr. Rosen received extensive experience in treating medically compromised, special needs, and healthy pediatric dental patients. While training at this level 1 trauma center, she also received extensive training in pediatric dental trauma, various methods of sedation, oral surgery, and interceptive orthodontics. Dr. Rosen has experience treating patients of all socioeconomic and diverse ethnic backgrounds. In the second year of residency, she was honored to be chosen to serve as the chief dental resident. The chief resident is responsible for leading, teaching, and mentoring all of the other residents in the department.