Overview for Applicants

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019

The Match Process

Information about the 2020 Dental Match will be available in May, 2019


   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.

   Get Your Results

Phase I results are released on November 28, 2018. Phase II results are released on January 28, 2019.

Match results are delivered by e-mail and are also accessible online via the NMS Match System.


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