Register for the Match

Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Positions Beginning in 2019

Before You Register


You should review the Rules of the Match and the Applicant Agreement before registering. You will also need your DENTPINĀ®, which can be obtained from the ADA web site, in order to register.

Participating Programs

ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR programs participate in Phase I of the Match. AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED programs participate in Phase II of the Match. Most (but not all) programs of these types participate in the Match. Programs of other types do not participate in the Match.

Many (but not all) programs that participate in the Match also use the ADEA PASS central application service. Registration for the Match does not constitute an application to any of the programs that participate in the Match.


There is a fee of $95 USD to register for the Match. The registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and irrevocable.

The Match registration fee covers participation in both Phase I and Phase II of the Match. Applicants who register for Phase I but do not obtain a position in Phase I do not have to register again or pay an additional fee to participate in Phase II.


It is recommended that you register for the Match by October 1, 2018. You must be registered in order to submit your Rank Order List and be ranked by programs. The final deadline to register to participate in each Phase of the Match is:

For Phase I (ORTHO, PERIO, PROS, ANES and Canadian GPR):
November 15, 2018
For Phase II (AEGD, US GPR, OMS and PED):
January 10, 2019

Most programs submit their Rank Order Lists for the Match well before the Rank Order List deadline. Therefore, to ensure you are able to be ranked by programs, you should register well before the final dates listed above.

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Registration is closed. The deadline for registering for the Dental Match for positions beginning in 2019 has passed.

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