A Monmouth County dentist has been arrested and his license temporarily suspended following allegations that surveillance cameras were installed in the bathroom of his Howell dental office used by patients and staff.

Dr. Scott Meltzer (Facebook)

Dr. Scott Meltzer was arrested on April 10 at his Howell office.  He's charged with five third-degree counts of invasion of privacy.

The State Board of Dentistry has noted that Dr. Meltzer denies the allegations, but agreed to the temporary suspension of his license to practice dentistry in New Jersey.

His license will remain suspended pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings and further order of the board.

"A dentist's first responsibility is to care for the health and well-being of the public.  These allegations are deeply troubling and the Board of Dentistry took the right action in response to the criminal charges," said Attorney General Jeff Chiesa.