Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program
for Residency Positions Beginning in 2021
View the current list of programs participating in the 2021 Dental Match.View List of Participating Programs
The Match operates on a fixed Schedule of Dates which all participants must follow. The following are key upcoming dates:
October 1, 2020: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Match.
October 26, 2020: The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions.
November 13, 2020: Phase I Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase I of the Match for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions.
November 20, 2020: Phase I Match Results Day: Results of the Match for Phase I are released to applicants and Program Directors. No action to fill ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions remaining unfilled after Phase I is to be taken prior to 12:00 p.m. noon ET on this date.View Full Schedule of Dates
Additional Match Information
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.Read more →
The matching algorithm uses the preferences stated on the Rank Order Lists submitted by applicants and programs to fill available positions.Read more →