Overview for Applicants
Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019
The Match Process
Register for the Match
Applicants must register online via the ADEA PASS/Match Portal to participate in the Match. Only registered applicants can enter a Rank Order List and be ranked by programs for the Match. It is recommended that you register by October 1, 2018.
Apply to Programs
Applications to programs are prepared and submitted independently of the Match. Many (but not all) programs that participate in the Match also participate in the ADEA PASS central application service. Check with each program directly regarding its application requirements and deadline dates.
Submit Your Rankings
To participate in the Match, you must submit a Rank Order List on which you list your desired programs, in numerical order of preference (first choice, second choice, etc.). Rank Order Lists are submitted online using the NMS Match System by the Rank Order List Deadline for each Phase of the Match.
May 17, 2018
Applicant Registration opens.
August 1, 2018
List of Participating Programs is available.
October 1, 2018
Recommended date by which applicants should register.
October 29, 2018
NMS Match System opens for Phase I to enter rankings for ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR positions.
November 15, 2018
Phase I applicant registration deadline.
November 16, 2018
Phase I Rank Order List deadline.
November 28, 2018
Phase I results released.
December 17, 2018
NMS Match System opens for Phase II to enter rankings for AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED positions.
January 10, 2019
Phase II applicant registration deadline.
January 11, 2019
Phase II Rank Order List deadline.
January 28, 2019
Phase II results released.