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Mark A Vitale

Dr. Mark A. Vitale Installed as President of the NJDA

Dr. Mark A. Vitale, a general dentist practicing in Edison, was installed as President of the New Jersey Dental Association on May 6.
Dr. Mark A. Vitale, a member of the Middlesex County Dental Society, was installed as President of the New Jersey Dental Association at the 147th House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, May 6 at the Newark Airport Marriott.
Dr. Giorgio T. DiVincenzo (Hudson County), outgoing President, presented the gavel to Dr. Vitale, who is a general practitioner in Edison.  

Dr. Vitale earned a BA in chemistry from Rutgers University prior to attending Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) School of Dental Medicine, from which he graduated in 1983. In 1985, after completing a general practice residency (GPR) program at JFK Medical Center in Edison, Dr. Vitale opened his general practice, Edison Dental Arts, where he continues to practice today with Dr. Paul Tedeschi.

In addition, Dr. Vitale was a part-time faculty member in the Department of Prosthodontics at FDU School of Dental Medicine and director of the GPR program at JFK Medical Center for seven years. He went on to chair the Department of Dentistry at the medical center and is still a volunteer faculty member at the GPR program there.

Dr. Vitale's involvement in organized dentistry has included being a trustee of NJDA and a past president of the Middlesex County Dental Society. He has served on the Council for Peer Review of the NJDA, is Vice Chairperson of the New Jersey Dental Political Action Committee and has served as Chairperson of the NJDA Council on Dental Benefits. He is part of the NJDA Opioid task force which created opioid prescribing guidelines for dentists.

In addition to his involvement on the component and state level, Dr Vitale is a member of the Academy of Oral Medicine, the Seattle Study Club, and is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2010 he received his fellowship in the American College of Dentists.

Born in Newark and raised in Iselin, Dr. Vitale currently lives in Brick with his wife Deborah. As active members of Sacred Heart Parish in Bay Head, they chair an annual New Year's Day Dinner for the poor and homeless of Ocean and Monmouth County.

The full slate of 2017-2018 officers:
President-Elect: Alan Rothstein
Vice President: Thomas Rossi
Treasurer: Mitchell Weiner
Secretary: Luciano Ghisalberti
Editor: Harvey Nisselson
Speaker of the House: Walter Chinoy 
DiVincenzoPlease plan to join the NJDA on the evening of June 9 to thank Dr. Di Vincenzo for his service at a dinner dance in his honor at Maritime Parc in Jersey City.  Black tie optional, $150 pp.  RSVP: or phone 732-821-9400.