The Board of Dental Examiners of New Jersey was established to ensure that every dentist and dental hygienist practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of these professions is a privilege granted by the State. The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for licensure, monitoring and ensuring the safe practice of dentists and dental hygienists in their service to the people of New Jersey.

The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for the protection of the public by governing and regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in New Jersey. The Board examines, licenses, and registers applicants whom it finds qualified to practice dentistry and dental hygiene. The Board also makes and amends reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of all dental examiners.

The New Jersey Board Of Dental Examiners oversees licensed individuals who provide dental services within the state. You can contact the board if you have questions or need to renew your New Jersey dentist license. The state dental board also accepts complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals, investigates allegations, and takes disciplinary actions for violations of law. The goal of the New Jersey board of dentistry is to protect the oral health, safety and welfare of citizens.

The New Jersey State Board of Dentistry licenses and regulates the field of dentistry and its related professions in New Jersey. The board licenses dentists, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, residents, and a number of related registrations and certificates. The board also issues the following permits: enteral sedation, parenteral conscious sedation, general anesthesia, local anesthesia and specialty permits in dental fields recognized by the ADA.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of dentistry; and
  • ensure that dentistry is performed in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that dentists meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting dentists who have broken the state’s consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all dentists to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.

We suggest to check out the state dental board website as they may now offer online services such as filing a complaint, to see if a licensee needs to renew a license or make a name or address change, to see if an applicant is seeking a permit or license or if a consumer is trying to find out information about an New Jersey licensed dentist. You can visit their site online.

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Board Of Dentistry Office Location


New Jersey Board Of Dental Examiners
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Board Of Dentistry Phone Number

973-504-6200

Board Of Dentistry Email Address

You can email the state board at AskConsumerAffairs@dca.lps..state.nj.us

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