We are proud to announce that NJ Dental Hygienists with Local Anesthesia Licenses are now allowed to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to help aid in the fight against this Pandemic!!

The Director of Consumer Affairs has signed into effect licensed dental hygienists, with local anesthesia certification, are able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine while NJ is in a State of Emergency or Public Health Emergency.

These vaccinations may be administered under the supervision of a doctor of medicine (M.D.), a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), a registered professional nurse (R.N.), an advanced practice nurse (A.P.N.), a physician assistant (P.A.), or a pharmacist (R.Ph.).

Great job NJDHA and to all of the hygienists that emailed in their support! Your voices were heard and have made the difference!!


During this uncertain time of trying to navigate dentistry through a pandemic, we have seen many New Jersey dental hygienists that have become leaders and advocates for our profession!

We love and embrace this enthusiasm, and would love for you to apply your passions in moving our profession forward by joining the NJDHA team!

If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the ADHA membership page and you will automatically be enrolled in the NJDHA.

If you are already a member and interested in playing an active role in either our state or component activity, please email our central office for more information!

Working for You During the COVID-19 Crisis

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order on April 3, 2023 Lifting COVID Vaccination Requirement for Employees in Health Care  Settings. 

Executive Order NO. 332 

Visit NJDHA's FaceBook page for more reference information on New Jersey's efforts in fighting the COVID-19 virus.

To see the NJ State Government's links for vaccination access, go to

Other Resources

Link to NJ State Government Covid Dashboard, provides current info on Covid, testing, Vaccines, etc

Link to NJ State Department of Health, provides lots of vaccination info

Visit the ADHA Covid19 webpage for lots of resources

Visit the CDC page dieciated to COVID statistics & report