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The NJDA is committed to working on behalf of our members to represent the interests of dentists before state governing bodies. NJDA representatives attend meetings of the New Jersey Board of Dentistry and keep members informed of changes that may effect how dentists practice or run their businesses in New Jersey. When major policy or regulatory changes are considered the NJDA is there for the profession. 

NJ State Board of Dentistry Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes

Continuing Education Regulations
If you are looking for information about the regulations concerning dental license renewal, NJDA has summarized and organized what you need to know for bi-annual renewal with the state of New Jersey HERE. 

Dental/Oral Health Initiatives in 2022-23 State Budget (June 30, 2022)

Page 160: $250,000 for the development of a special needs unit at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine 
Page 122: $170,000 in funding for the Dental Lifeline Network

View The 2022-23 NJ State Budget

Adoption of 54 N.J.R. 1170(b) by the NJ State Board of Dentistry (effective June 20, 2022)

A new rule adopted by the State Board of Dentistry places new requirements on providers who prescribe controlled dangerous substances, under certain circumstances, must also prescribe a corresponding opioid antidote. MORE

Proposed Rule: Uniform Rules on Discrimination in Licensed Professions (March 7, 2022)

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has proposed “Uniform Rules on Discrimination in Licensed Professions” via Administrative Code Citation N.J.A.C. 13:45C-4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. The purpose of this rulemaking is to clarify and firmly establish that prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliatory conduct by holders of professional and occupational licenses and certificates (licensees) constitute professional or occupational misconduct, subject to discipline by the relevant licensing boards and committees.

Public comments on this proposal must be made to Division of Consumer Affairs by May 6, 2022. NJDA is  currently reviewing this proposal and the potential impact on dental practices. 

Task Force To Address Dental Workforce Shortage (February 7, 2022)

NJDA has formed a special Task Force to examine the current dental healthcare professional workforce shortage in NJ and look for solutions to bolster NJ dental practices. The NJDA Workforce Task Force will be led by NJDA President Dr. Luciano Ghisalberti and include Drs. Peter DeSciscio, Elisa Velazquez, Lydia David, Michael Conte, Gene Napoliello, Frank Batastini, and Joseph Battaglia.

The inaugural meeting convenes this month with the objective of laying out goals and timelines. If members would like to comment or offer suggestions to the Task Force for consideration, they can email them to Jim Schulz at 

Executive Order 283 (January 19, 2022)

Vaccination requirement for healthcare workers in certain settings. VIEW

Executive Order 281 (January 11, 2022)

Extends various prior Executive Orders including those pertaining to licensure, vaccination administration, telehealth/tele-dentistry, and in-person continuing education.  VIEW

Executive Order 280 (January 11, 2022)

Extends the public health emergency in NJ. VIEW

Adoption of 54 N.J.R. 83(a) by the NJ State Board of Dentistry (effective January 3, 2022)

Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice in School Settings and Sedation Office Inspection Period

View a Summary of Public Comments and Agency Reponses here.