Dr. J Graeber



John J. Graeber, DMD is a distinguished UMDNJ (Rutgers) alumnus from the class of 1972.  He has maintained an advanced technology practice in East Hanover, New Jersey for 48 years.  He is a pioneer in the use of lasers in General Practice beginning in 1991. In his practice of Comprehensive Dentistry, he utilizes diode, Nd:YAG, Erbium, and Biomodulation laser devices routinely. He co-founded and is a Past President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.  An author of more than 22 nationally published articles and a recent Textbook on High-Tech Diagnostics and caries treatment (Microinvasive Dentistry:  Clinical Strategies and Tools)  Dr. Graeber has attained Fellowship and Mastership in both the Academies of General and Laser Dentistry.  He has been honored with Fellowship in the International College of Dentists.  Dr Graeber has lectured nationally and Internationally for the past 27 years.  He has served as a Component President and Past State Officer of New Jersey Dental Association.

Currently he serves as a compensated consultant for CAO Group, Manufacturer of AMD Picasso, Pioneer, Schein and Sterling Diode Lasers. 

Formal Education:

BA Biology, Seton Hall University, 1969
DMD New Jersey Dental School, UMDNJ, 1972
Certificate in Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics, United States Dental Institute, 1986


International College of Dentistry, 1972
US Army Commendation Medal,1974
Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry, 1982
Fellowship, (Standard Proficiency)Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993
Fellowship, International College of Dentists,1999
Stanley S. Bergen Award in Medicine, Seton Hall University, 1999
Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry, 1999
Mastership, (Advanced Proficiency Nd:YAG) Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000.
Educator, (Category IV) Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000
Recognized Course Provider, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 2000

Professional Experience:

Captain, United States Army Dental Corps, 1973-1974
Acting Clinic Chief, Assistant Resources and Training Officer
Private General Practice, East Hanover N.J. 1975 - present
East Hanover Board of Health, 1979-1988
President. Vice President, and Secretary
Hanover Township Board of Health, 2007-Present
Saint Clare's Hospital, Denville, N.J. 1975-1990
Volunteer dental Staff
Vice - Chairman, Dental Staff 1981
University of Pennsylvania Director, Extramural Continuing Education 1982
Consultant, Viscot Inc., Medical- Dental Manufacturer 1976
Consultant, East Hanover Board of Education 1976-1983, 1993
Consultant, Midwest Corporation, Air abrasion equipment 1997
Consultant, Air Techniques Corporation, Air abrasion equipment 1998
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, "Minimally Invasive Dentistry" 1998
Consultant, Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc.2000- 2003
Consultant, Air Abrasion and Laser Trainer American Dental Technologies, 1993-2000
Consultant, Laser trainer, HoyaCon Bio Dental Lasers, 2003-2005
Lecturer, Biolase, Inc. 2004

Laser Trainer, Consultant, Ivoclar-Vivadent, 2004-2012
Visiting Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Continuing Dental Education in Aesthetics 2005- present
Consultant, Camsight, Inc., 2007
Consultant, Velopex Air Abrasion systems 2007- Present
Consultant, Dental Photonics, Inc., 2010-Present
Consultant, CAO Group, 2013- present
Editor, Yearbook of Dentistry, Laser Section 2005- 2008
Scientific Chairman, Academy of laser Dentistry, 2012

Teaching Experience:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Work-Study Program, 1970-72,
created self-study modules for Department of Operative Dentistry.
United States Army Dental Corps; Assistant Training and Resources Officer, responsible for clinical training of Expanded Duty Assistants. 1973-4
St. Clare's Hospital: Chief, Pediatric Dentistry, General Dentistry Residency Program 1978-80
Den-Mat Corporation; Seminar leader, Rembrandt color modification system. 1979
American Dental Technologies, Clinical Instructor, Kinetic Cavity Preparation 1993- 1999

Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies: Seminar leader, "The Laser Course" 1995-2002
Air Techniques, Inc., Seminar leader in Air Abrasion
Visiting Lecturer, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2002- present
Certifying Laser Course Provider, The Las Vegas Institute, 2001- 2005
Faculty, HoyaConBio Laser Symposium, 2003- 2005
Director, Soft-Touch Seminars, 2002-present
Provider: Standard Proficiency Course, Academy of Laser Dentistry
National Course Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry
Visiting Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ – Visiting Lecturer, Senior and Post Graduate program in Prosthodontics, Oral Medicine

Hospital Affiliation:

Saint Clare's Hospital, Denville, N.J. 1975-1990 Vice Chairman, Dental Staff

Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown N.J. Attending

Professional Licenses:

New Jersey State Board of Dentistry # 09438, 1972
Intravenous Sedation permit # 016 (1990- 2007)
Northeast Regional Board,1972

Professional memberships:

American Dental Association, 1969- present

  • Alternate Delegate 1993- 2003; Life member 2012
  • Delegate 2000, 2003
  • Member, ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs, 2001-2005

New Jersey Dental Association, 1975 - present

  • Member, Council on Dental Care Programs, 1990- 1992
  • Alternate Trustee, 1992-1995
  • Delegate, 1992- 2003
  • Trustee, 1995- 1999; State Secretary, 1999-2001;Vice President, 2001-2002
  • President Elect, 2002
  • Volunteer, Donated Dental Services, 1991-present
  • Tri-County Dental Society, 1975 - present
  • Chairman, Emergency Service, 1975- 1992
  • Chairman, Council on Dental Care Programs, 1990-1992
  • Chairman, Council on Children's Dental Health Month, 1992-1993
  • Vice President, Program Chairman, 1991-1992
  • President-Elect, 1992-1993

     President, 1993-1994

  • Academy of General Dentistry, 1976-present
  • Fellowship 1980. Mastership 1999, Alternate Delegate, 1999
  • Member Emeritus 2012
  • Morris Area Dental Associates Study Club, 1976 - 1999
  • Co-founder, President, 1976-1977
  • Academy for Functional Orthodontics, 1985- 2002
  • Charter member
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993- present, Founding Member
  • Member Board of Directors, elected 2005
  • Secretary, 2011; Treasurer, 2012; Vice President 2013
  • Scientific Meeting Chairman, 2012
  • General Meeting Chair, 2014
  • International Society for Lasers in Dentistry, 1992-1995
  • Metropolitan Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1991- present
  • Co-founder, Treasurer, 1991; President, 1994
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, 1992- 2007
  • World Congress of Microdentistry, Founding Member, 2000


"Air Abrasion" 1000 Gems Newsletter (Dr. Tom Orent), June 1998
"New Age Operative Dentistry" Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice, June 1998

"Drilless Dentistry is Coming of Age" Dental Entrepreneur, May 1999
"Air Abrasion: New Profit Center For Dentistry" Dental Economics, March ,1999.
"Operative Dentistry for the New Millenium" Contemporary Esthetics and Restorative Practice, April 2000.
"Laser Pulpal Anesthesia", pending
"Laser Management of Gingival Hyperplasia in the Heart Transplant Patient" J.
Wavelengths of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, April, 2001.
"Hard Tissue Lasers" DentalTown , April 2002
"Ethical Moment" JADA, August 2004
"Hard Tissue Lasers" Catalyst, Burkhart, Fall 2006
"The Diode laser" Catylist, Burkhart Inc., Summer 2008
" Laser Gingivectomy to treat Drug induced Gingival Enlargement"
" Maximizing use of the Diode Laser" Catalyst, Burkhart Dental, August 2009
" Diode laser Gingivectomy" Journal of Laser Dentistry, January 2009
" Neat Air Abrasion" Pending
" Laser sharp Orthodontics" Chapter author, Surgical Enhancement of Orthodontic Treatment, Moyers Symposium, 2009
"Do No Harm" Clinical Dentistry, November 2012

"Primer on Diode Lasers" Dental Economics, January 2013

Microdentistry for Today, Pending


Laser Pulpal Anesthesia: International Academy of Laser Dentistry, Honolulu,
Hawaii, 1992; Table Clinic, New Jersey Dental Association, Atlantic City, N.J. 1993
Laser Gingival Management in the Cardiac Transplant Patient: Academy of Laser Dentistry, Panama City Fl, March 2000.

Air-Abrasion Cavity Preparation: in-office seminars 1993-1998. Patterson Dental Supply; Staff 1993; St Clare's Hospital continuing education seminar 1993; Table Clinic NJ Dental Association, 1993, 1994. Overlook Hospital Staff, Summit, N.J. 1997. Breakfast & Learn, New Jersey Dental Association, June 1995, 1998; Greater New York Dental Meeting, 1996, 2000 Full day participation course, New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, October 1997.
Hudson County Dental Association, 1999;University of Tennessee, 1999; Academy of General Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT, Full day Participation Course. New Jersey Dental Association, 1999, Academy of General Dentistry , Toronto, Ca, July 2000, Projected Clinic. Middletown (NY) Study Club, 1999. North Bergen Study Club March 2000. Dr. Golden Seminars, Philadelphia Pa, April 2000.Union County Dental Society, May 2000. Microdentistry: Diagnosis and Treatment, Queens County Dental Society, April, 2001

Microdentistry, Intra-oral cameras in Diagnosis and Air-abrasion treatment presented to Union county Dental Society 1994, Pierre Fouchard Academy 1997; Passaic County Dental
Society 1997; Central Dental Society 1998.

Tomorrow's Dentistry Today: Operative magnification, Air abrasion techniques, lasers and irrigation therapy to New Jersey Dental Hygienists Association, Northern Component, 1994

The Laser Course: Institute for Advanced Dental Technologies, 1996- 2001
. Atlantic-Cape May Dental Society Oct. 2000..
University of Kentucky, December 2000. New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, Mastership Program, May 4, 2001, January 2002. Star of the Sea Dental Meeting, Houston, TX May, 2003;

Clinical Applications of Dental Lasers: The Whole Story.
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey, September 2003; Utah Dental Association Convention 2/26/04, Texas State Dental Meeting, May 2004,

Guest Lecturer, University of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey, Periodontal Department, Nd:YAG Laser Surgery, 1997; Practice management Course, 2002-2005. Post Graduate Departments of Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine.
Laser Tissue Sculpting, Mid Atlantic Dental Expo, June 2001., Mercer County Dental Society,. Bergen County Dental Society 2001, 2012, University of Buffalo Aesthetic Dentistry Continuum,February 2003, October 2004, Essex county Dental Society, January , 2004; Academy.of General Dentistry, Anaheim, Ca July 2004, Louisiana State Dental Meeting, Destin ,Fl, July 2004, University of Minnesota, February 2005-present
Canadian Dental Association, 2008, Greater New York Dental Meeting, 2008

Standard Proficiency Laser Course:
The Las Vegas Institute, Las Vegas, Nv. (Quarterly) 2001- 2004; New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry 2002-2004
Faculty, Hoya ConBio College of laser Dentistry, 2003-5
Academy of Laser Dentistry 2007: Flapless Implant surgery, Peri-Radicular Surgery
Laser-Assisted Tongue Surgery
Academy of laser Dentistry 2010, 11, 13 Practical Experience in Diode lasers Workshop
Orthodontic Departments: Montefiore Medical Center, New York University 2009,10,11
University of Minnesota Continuing Education, 2009-2013
Lasers in orthodontics: Moyer Symposium 2011, American Association of Orthodontics 2011
British Columbia Dental Meeting 3/11
California Dental Association, Anaheim 2011
American Association of Orthodontics, 5/11
Quebec Dental Association 5/11

California Dental Association, Anaheim 2011, 2012
American Dental Association, San Francisco 2012
American Dental Association, New Orleans 2013

Continuing Education:

More than 4000 hours completed
Mastership, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1999
Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry, 1999

Highlights: Miniresidencies and multi-day courses
Basic Officer Training Course, US Army Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1973
Auxiliary Utilization and Training, US Public Health Service, Dental Manpower and Development Center, Louisville, Ky, 1974
Oral Diagnosis and Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1974
Orthodontics, Facial Orthopedics, TMD: United States Dental Institute, 5 year program;

Robert McNamara, 3- Day program; Skip Truitt, 6 day program; Thomas Mulligan, 2 day program. 3-D mechanics, Rocky Mountain Orthodontic Company, 2 day program, Wilson Arch Training, 2 days.

Implantology, Vitredent system 1976; Core-Vent, 1992; Universal implant Systems 1993
Misch Institute, 1994; Calcitek, Inc, ITI, 1998.
Intravenous Sedation: Mini-residency Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, N.Y. Norman Trieger, 1979.
Periodontal Surgery: The Perio Institute 5- 2 day programs, 1992-1997
Laser Training: Institute for laser Dentistry, 1991 (Nd:YAG)
Certificate, Category II, Fellowship, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1993 (Nd:YAG)
Certificate, Category III, Mastership, Academy of Laser Dentistry, 1999 (Nd: YAG)
Air-abrasion Cavity Preparation, Institute for Advanced Technologies in Dentistry, 1993
Improving Instructor Effectiveness, Louis Phillips, Academy of General Dentistry 1997
Speaking Dentally: Dr. Paul Homoly, Breckenridge Co, 2000.
World Congress of Microdentistry, Skanetales Falls, NY 2000.

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Advanced Proficiency (Nd:YAG) Laser Educator Course (Category IV) 2000. Certified laser Educator, Course Provider 2002-Present
HoyaConBio College of Laser Dentistry (Er:YAG, Diode) 2003-5 (60 hrs)
World Clinical Laser Institute,(Er,Cr:YSGG) (20 hrs) San Diego, 1/26-28/04, 1/ 2008

Continuing Education,

Oral Sedation, Texas Dental Association, May 2004
CEREC Training, 2007, Advanced CEREC Training, 2007
Academy of Laser Dentistry, Educator Workshop, 2009-2012
Academy of Laser Dentistry, Annual Meetings, 1993-present

Future Scheduled Presentations/Workshops:

Academy of laser Dentistry Annual meeting 4/17
University of Minnesota, 2/13/17
American Dental Association 10/17

Our Training

Academy of Laser Dentistry ADA CERP Provider an approved ADA CERP Credit  granted through the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by state or Provincial Board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Approved from 5/1/20 to 12/31/24 Provider ID #218534

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