N.J. Admin. Code § 13:30-6.1 - Announcement of practice in a special area of dentistry

(a) A licensee who seeks to announce to the public that he or she is a specialist or specializes in one or more area(s) of dental practice listed in (c) below shall first obtain a permit to do so from the Board of Dentistry.
(b) A licensee shall apply to the Board for permission to announce a dental specialty. When granted a permit to announce a specialty in a designated area(s) of dentistry, a licensee shall display the specialty permit or a copy of the specialty permit in all office location(s) during the period of specialty practice. If a licensee discontinues a specialty practice, the specialty permit shall be returned to the Board.
(c) The following special areas of dentistry may be announced as specialty dental practices:
1. Endodontics;
2. Oral or maxillofacial surgery;
3. Oral or maxillofacial radiology;
4. Oral pathology;
5. Orthodontics;
6. Pediatric dentistry (also called Pedodontics);
7. Periodontics;
8. Prosthodontics; and
9. Public health.
(d) The Board shall grant permission to announce a dental specialty or specialization of a dental practice to:
1. A licensed dentist who is certified or eligible for certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association appropriate to that area of dental practice listed in (c) above; or
2. A licensed dentist who successfully completes a post-doctoral education of two or more years in duration in one or more of the specialty areas listed in (c) above and which, at the time of completion, was accredited or provisionally accredited by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education.
(e) A licensed dentist permitted to announce a specialty in an area of dentistry pursuant to (d) above shall avoid any inference, implication or announcement by press, sign, card, letterhead or printed matter or any other means of public advertising that another licensed dentist who is associated with or employed in the same practice, but who is not permitted to announce a specialization, is also qualified for the announcement in the specialty practice area.
(f) This section shall not prohibit any licensed dentist from engaging in any aspect of the practice of dentistry in accordance with 45:6-1 et seq., and the rules in this chapter.
(g) Applications for a specialty permit may be obtained by writing to the Office of the Board of Dentistry, 124 Halsey Street, PO Box 45005, Newark, New Jersey 07101.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:30-6.1
Petition for Rulemaking.
See: 42 N.J.R. 2332(c).
Petition for Rulemaking.
See: 43 N.J.R. 66(d), 889(a), 1460(a).
Petition for Rulemaking.
See: 49 N.J.R. 806(a), 1261(b), 1948(a), 3549(b).

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