Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2019


Information for Match Participants


About the Match

Key Dates

Phase I Rank Order List Deadline
November 16, 2018

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

October 29, 2018: 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 15, 2018: Final date for applicants to register to participate in Phase I of the Match.

November 16, 2018: 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 28, 2018: 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.

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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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Statistics

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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