Becoming a Dentist in New Jersey - NJ
The New Jersey State Board of Dentistry licenses and regulates dental professionals and has established the following guidelines to become a dentist in New Jersey.
- All New Jersey residents are required to take the Jurisprudence Examination, which is a closed book exam, given at the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry administrative offices in Newark, New Jersey. Applications to schedule a time to take the exam can be downloaded at: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/dentistry/apps/denapp304.pdf. Mail or fax the application to: New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 45005
Newark, NJ 07101
Fax number: (973) 273-8075
- Applicants in New Jersey must also take the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (N.E.R.B.) clinical examination.
- Applicants must download and complete an application form, which is available at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/dentistry/den_applications.htm.
Once the entire application has been completed, it must be signed and stamped by a Notary Public. A nonrefundable application filing fee of $125 (or $250 if you are applying by reciprocity) can be paid by check or money order and made out to “State of New Jersey”. It must be submitted with this application, along with a passport-style head and shoulders photograph.
- An official dental school transcript in a sealed envelope must be sent separately, or unopened, along with the application to: New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, PO Box 45005, Newark, NJ 07101.
Note that all applicants for dentistry licensure in New Jersey will be required to undergo a criminal history background check. Applicants are advised to begin the application process when they are nearing graduation.