Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2019

Results Are Now Available

Information for Match Participants

About the Match

Participating Programs


A list of programs with positions available in the Post-Match Process is available to registered applicants in the NMS Match System.

Phase I & II:

Consult the Participating Programs page for lists of programs that participated in the 2019 Dental Match.

Key Dates

The Match operates on a fixed Schedule of Dates which all participants must follow. The following are key upcoming dates:

December 17, 2018: The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.

January 10, 2019: Final date for applicants to register to participate in Phase II of the Match.

January 11, 2019: Phase II Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.

January 28, 2019: Results of the Match for Phase II are released to applicants and Program Directors. No action to fill positions remaining unfilled after Phase II is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.

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Matching Algorithm

The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to place individuals into positions using the Roth-Peranson matching algorithm.

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Additional Information

Match Overview

The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the "Match") provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in postdoctoral dental education programs of their choice, and to help programs obtain applicants of their choice.

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Rules and Policies

Each applicant and residency must accept the terms of the Match Agreements when they register to participate in the Match, and must agree to abide by the policies and rules of the Match.

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Aggregate statistics of the Match are available for previous years. Statistics on the participation and outcome of the 2019 Match will be available on the Match Results Release Date for each Phase of the Match.

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