Dr. Harry Strating graduated in general dentistry from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and received numerous awards, notably for the best student in his class. While practicing as a general dentist, he attended classes part-time and earned an Honors Degree (Residency) in Periodontics. He then relocated to Boston with his family and enrolled in the Prosthodontics specialty program at Boston University. In addition to his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Prosthodontics, he also earned his Masters degree for a research thesis, which is required to be accepted on the specialist register in South Africa. He practiced and lectured for eight years in Pretoria while continuing his research in implant-related bone biology.
Dr. Strating has been practicing dentistry for 45 years now and has placed thousands of implants. He specializes in using the Straumann implant system exclusively. He also focuses on individual implants, implant-supported fixed bridges, implant-supported dentures, and whole mouth reconstruction.
In 1987 Dr. Strating accepted an Assistant Professorship at Boston University and moved back to his favorite city and country. He has numerous publications to his credit, and lectures nationally and internationally.
Currently, he devotes most of his time to his practice in Beverly and makes time for his hobbies, including private flying, waterskiing, and jewelry making.