New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
COVID-19 Immunization Administration by Additional Health Care Practitioners
On February 19, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs issued
Administrative Order 2021-07 and Waiver 2021-03, which permits authorized health care personnel to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to patients upon direction from a supervising health care practitioner. The Order and Waiver defines “authorized health care personnel” as “licensed practical nurses, certified homemaker home health aides, dentists, respiratory care therapists, perfusionists, podiatrists, optometrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and dental hygienists with local anesthesia permits.” A “supervising health care practitioner” is defined as “a doctor of medicine (M.D.), a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), a registered professional nurse (R.P.N.), an advanced practice nurse (A.P.N.), a physician assistant (P.A.), or a pharmacist (R.Ph.).” The Order and Wavier requires a supervising health care practitioner to determine if authorized health care personnel are licensed in New Jersey and have been trained and are competent to administer a COVID-19 vaccine prior to directing authorized health care personnel to administer the vaccine.
Dentists and dental hygenists should read and familiarize themselves with the provisions of this
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.
The State Board of Dentistry is aware of a solicitation/notification email that was sent from email@example.com to licensees by an organization that is
not affiliated with the State of New Jersey or the Board of Dentistry. The Board
does not communicate with its licensees by email concerning the initiation of consumer complaints or investigations. Additionally, the Board urges you to use caution when clicking on links in emails sent to you by unknown individuals. Use your best judgment when sharing personally identifying information on the internet, especially with unknown individuals and organizations.
State Board of Dentistry
Last Modified: 3/4/2021 11:01 AM