Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program

for Residency Positions Beginning in 2021

Information for Match Participants

Participating programs

Participating Programs

View the current list of programs participating in the 2021 Dental Match.

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Phase II:

Phase I:

A list of the ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs with positions available in the Post-Match Process is available in the NMS Match System
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Consult the Participating Programs page for lists of ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs that participated in Phase I of the Match.

Key Dates

NMS Match System Open for Phase II

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

December 14, 2020: The online NMS Match System will open on this date for Match participants to submit Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.

January 8, 2021: Phase II Rank Order List Deadline: Final date for submission of applicant and program Rank Order Lists for Phase II of the Match for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.

January 19, 2021: 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 ET on this date.

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Additional Match Information

Match Overview

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 Match, and must agree to abide by the rules of the Match.

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Statistics

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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Statistics

Statistics

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

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