Meet Dr. Richard J. Rosato

Dr. Rosato is a native New Englander. He was born in Revere, MA, and raised in Danvers, MA. He moved to NH in 1986 to attend Saint Anselm College. After college, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1994. Then he was off to Chicago to the University of Illinois Medical Center, Cook County Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and the West Side VA for his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery which was completed in 1998. He then moved back to New England and practiced initially in Rhode Island before finding a home back in NH in 2000.  He quickly enjoyed being a part of shaping the profession of dentistry and advocating for patients through leadership.  Initially, he served the NH Dental Society as the Council on Government Affairs Chair for 5 years before ascending through the leadership ladder from 2006-10 culminating with becoming president of the NH Dental Society in 2010. 

Following his year as president he was appointed to the American Dental Society Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs and served as chair in his final and fourth year on the Council in 2015.  During his national leadership time, he also continued to serve the NH Dental Society as Long Term Delegate for 8 years 2011-2019.   He was then appointed to serve from 2015 to 2019 as caucus chair of the ADA First District representing all 6 New England States.  Following this he ran and was elected to the ADA board of trustees to serve from 2019-2023.  While on the ADA BOT, he also served as compensation chair, ADA Business Enterprise Inc. as a board member, and a board member of the Innovation Advisory Committee.  He has a tremendous calling to be at the tip of the profession fighting for oral healthcare so that everyone can have a dental home. 

He resides in Concord with his wife (Dr. Laurie Rosato) and 3 children (Richard Jr, Colin, and Madison). He cherishes family time and enjoys golf, the Boston Bruins, and car rides with his labradoodle Roma.

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