Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2023

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

Participating Programs

A list of residency programs participating in the Dental Match for postdoctoral positions beginning in 2023 will be posted here by August 1, 2022.

ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs participate in Phase I of the Match. AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs participate in Phase II of the Match.

List of Participating Programs

Key Dates

Applicant Registration is Now Open

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

May 2022: Residency registration emails for participating in the Match are sent to Program Directors.

May 12, 2022: Match registration opens for applicants. Applicants must apply to programs independently of the Match.

October 1, 2022: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the Dental Match.

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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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