Health Minister Andrew Green has lodged an appointed-day act with the States asking for the new legislation to come into effect immediately.
In September the States approved the move, which means that the Dentists (Registration) (Jersey) Law, which has not been updated since 1961, would be repealed. It would be replaced by the Draft Dentistry (Jersey) Law 2015.
The changes mean that ancillary workers, such as dental hygienists, will be allowed to do the same work in Jersey as they are permitted to do in the UK. It means that they will be able to carry out procedures such as teeth-whitening, which at present only registered dentists are permitted to perform.