– The State Board of Dentistry entered
into an Interim Consent Order with a South
Jersey dentist today by which the dentist
voluntarily surrenders his license and ceases
practice until criminal charges pending against
the dentist are resolved.
J. Lackner, a Cherry Hill resident who formerly
worked in a Vineland dental office, cannot
see or treat patients, under terms of the
Interim Consent Order approved by the Board
of Dentistry today. Lackner faces criminal
attempt sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.
dentistry board was scheduled today to consider
whether to emergently suspend Lackner’s
license until Lackner entered into the consent
Pennsylvania police in March charged Lackner
with criminal attempt statutory sexual assault,
criminal attempt aggravated indecent assault,
and other related charges, following his online
relationship with an undercover police officer
who pretended to be a14-year-old girl. Lackner
was arrested at a location where he was supposed
to meet the girl.
licensee represents a clear and imminent danger
to the public and we could not allow him to
continue seeing patients given the nature
of these allegations,” Attorney
General Anne Milgram said. “I’m
pleased the Board has approved an interim
resolution to protect the public.”
Office of the Attorney General on April 29
filed an Order to Show Cause and requested
the disciplinary hearing.
license surrender is indefinite and will remain
in effect until the Board takes further action
on Lackner’s license upon the resolution
of the criminal charges.
public’s safety is paramount to our
licensing boards,” said Consumer
Affairs Director David Szuchman. “The
rules and regulations that the boards enact,
and enforce, reflect the commitment of board
members to safeguard the public.”
Attorney General William Lim represented the
state in this matter.