Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2019

Information for Match Participants

About the Match

Participating Programs

A list of residency programs participating in the Dental Match for postdoctoral positions beginning in 2019 will be posted here by August 1, 2018.

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.

Key Dates

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

May 2019: Residency registration e-mails for participation in the Match are sent to Program Directors.

May 17, 2018: Beginning on this date, applicants can register for the Match via the shared ADEA PASS/Match Portal. The registration portal can be accessed from the Applicant Registration page on this web site, or directly at

October 1, 2018: Recommended date by which applicants should register for the 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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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

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

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

New:   2018 Program Director Survey Report

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