Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2023

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

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 2023 Dental Match.

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Key Dates

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

January 23, 2023: Phase II Match Results Day
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 Eastern Time on this date.

January 23 - February 22, 2023:
Program Directors of AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs must send letters of confirmation of the Match result for Phase II to matched applicants within 10 days of the release of the Match results. Applicants must return the letters of confirmation in accordance with the program's instructions within 30 days of the release of the Match results.

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Additional Information

Match Overview


The Dental 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

Rules of Participation

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

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Matching Algorithm

The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to fill available positions.

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Match statistics are a valuable resource that provide information for applicants and programs participating in the matching process.

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