Account User Guide for Applicants

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2022


Account User Guide for Applicants

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2022


Access the System

  • Log In to the NMS Match System

    You can access the NMS Match System by selecting the Log In option in the menubutton in the top-right corner of the screen.

    To log into the NMS Match System you will need to enter both the email address and password that you previously set up in the system (e.g., when you registered for the Match).

  • Forgot Password?

    If you do not recall your password, please use the Forgot Password? link provided on the NMS Match System login page and follow the instructions to reset your password.

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Manage Your Match Information

  • Email, Password, Security Questions

    To change your email, password and security questions in the Account section:

    • Select Account from the menu.
    • Select the Edit button next to the information you want to change.
    • Update information, and press the Save button.

    Ensure the email address used for your account is valid as all Match communications, including your Match result, will be sent to that email address.

    Detailed instructions about the content to be entered into each field can be found by pressing the tooltip icon (?) next to the field name.

  • Personal and Education Information

    Your Profile information is accessed by selecting the appropriate option from the menu, and includes your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), dental school of graduation, graduation date, and DENTPIN.


    Change Profile Information

    • Select the Edit button next to the information you want to change.
    • Update information, and press the Save button.

    Detailed instructions about the content to be entered into each field can be found by pressing the tooltip icon (?) next to the field name.

  • Participation Status - Withdraw or Reinstate

    The Status section shows your participation status in the Match. All registered applicants who intend to submit a Rank Order List for Phase I or Phase II of the Match should have a status of Active.

    If you do not intend to submit a Rank Order List for either Phase of the Match, you must withdraw from the Match. If you withdraw, but later decide to submit a Rank Order List for the Match, you should reinstate yourself to participate in the Match prior to the Rank Order List deadline.

    To withdraw from the Match:

    • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard.
    • Select a reason for withdrawing.
    • Enter your password and press Submit.
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    To reinstate yourself in the Match:

    • Select the Edit button in the Status section of the Dashboard
    • Follow the instructions provided on the screen to complete the reinstatement process.
  • Couple Status

    All registered applicants start with a Couple Status of INDIVIDUAL. If you want to participate in the Match as part of a couple, you must change your Couple Status to COUPLED by identifying your partner.

    • Select the Edit button in the Couple Status section of the Dashboard
    • Enter your partner's Match Code Number and press Submit
    • Once submitted you will be asked to confirm that you wish to be partnered with the applicant registered with the Match Code Number that you have entered.

    Your Couple Status will change to PENDING until your partner identifies you as their partner. Once your partner identifies you as their partner, your Couple Status will change to COUPLED.

    If your partner does not identify you as their partner, your rankings will be treated as if you are an individual applicant in the Match.

Browser Requirements

The online NMS Match System is designed to be used with the security and features of modern web browsers.

  • Browser Requirements

    We recommend using the most up to date version of one of the following browsers:


    If you access the system with a browser that is not in the list above, or with a browser that is significantly out of date, you may see warning messages and experience problems.

    You must have JavaScript enabled and accept cookies for the NMS Match System to function correctly.








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